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2022-05-18 12:19:13 PM  
Ours hasn't really changed, maybe a nickel, but we always bought milk from the local dairy in half gallon glass bottles. That meant we were already paying 25 to 30 cents more a gallon than everyone else for whole milk.

Of course it also meant our money went to farmers within 100 miles of us... and the dairy that was 20 miles away... and all those local employees...
 
2022-05-18 12:29:43 PM  
You guys are still drinking cow juice? That shiat is for cows.
 
2022-05-18 12:36:11 PM  

inglixthemad: Ours hasn't really changed, maybe a nickel, but we always bought milk from the local dairy in half gallon glass bottles. That meant we were already paying 25 to 30 cents more a gallon than everyone else for whole milk.


Same here, though I buy it in quart bottles because I don't use the milk fast enough (wife and daughter use lactose-free).  I couldn't use a quart fast enough either so I started making ice cream with the leftovers instead of buying it.
 
2022-05-18 12:37:40 PM  

The Weekend Baker: inglixthemad: Ours hasn't really changed, maybe a nickel, but we always bought milk from the local dairy in half gallon glass bottles. That meant we were already paying 25 to 30 cents more a gallon than everyone else for whole milk.

Same here, though I buy it in quart bottles because I don't use the milk fast enough (wife and daughter use lactose-free).  I couldn't use a quart fast enough either so I started making ice cream with the leftovers instead of buying it.


Wife uses milk in her morning coffee, and I use it for cooking regularly as well, or we'd have trouble going through a gallon every three weeks.
 
2022-05-18 12:40:07 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: You guys are still drinking cow juice? That shiat is for cows.


You prefer bull juice?
 
2022-05-18 12:40:45 PM  
Milk is for babies. When you grow up you have to drink beer.
-Arnold
 
2022-05-18 12:44:39 PM  

inglixthemad: The Weekend Baker: inglixthemad: Ours hasn't really changed, maybe a nickel, but we always bought milk from the local dairy in half gallon glass bottles. That meant we were already paying 25 to 30 cents more a gallon than everyone else for whole milk.

Same here, though I buy it in quart bottles because I don't use the milk fast enough (wife and daughter use lactose-free).  I couldn't use a quart fast enough either so I started making ice cream with the leftovers instead of buying it.

Wife uses milk in her morning coffee, and I use it for cooking regularly as well, or we'd have trouble going through a gallon every three weeks.


Wife and daughter are coffee and cereal, respectively, and mine is used mostly in cereal.  For cooking I usually default to half and half.

The only real change I made when it came to ice cream making was picking up some heavy cream that I ordinarily wouldn't buy.  Save a lot of money and I get to come up with flavors that you don't usually see in a store.  Gingerbread ice cream was awesome
 
2022-05-18 12:56:20 PM  

Phil McKraken: HotWingConspiracy: You guys are still drinking cow juice? That shiat is for cows.

You prefer bull juice?


That's for cows too
 
2022-05-18 1:06:18 PM  
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2022-05-18 1:22:15 PM  
Because supply chain, not corporate greed, fark you.
 
2022-05-18 1:56:08 PM  

inglixthemad: Ours hasn't really changed, maybe a nickel, but we always bought milk from the local dairy in half gallon glass bottles. That meant we were already paying 25 to 30 cents more a gallon than everyone else for whole milk.

Of course it also meant our money went to farmers within 100 miles of us... and the dairy that was 20 miles away... and all those local employees...


I buy my milk at the grocery store and the money also goes to farmers within 100 miles of me. And my grocery store handles their own delivery. *shrug*
 
2022-05-18 2:20:10 PM  

austerity101: And my grocery store handles their own delivery.


Yes, the liver is optional.
 
2022-05-18 2:45:19 PM  

inglixthemad: Ours hasn't really changed, maybe a nickel, but we always bought milk from the local dairy in half gallon glass bottles. That meant we were already paying 25 to 30 cents more a gallon than everyone else for whole milk.

Of course it also meant our money went to farmers within 100 miles of us... and the dairy that was 20 miles away... and all those local employees...


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2022-05-18 2:49:21 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: Phil McKraken: HotWingConspiracy: You guys are still drinking cow juice? That shiat is for cows.

You prefer bull juice?

That's for cows too


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2022-05-18 3:12:52 PM  

chitownmike: inglixthemad: Ours hasn't really changed, maybe a nickel, but we always bought milk from the local dairy in half gallon glass bottles. That meant we were already paying 25 to 30 cents more a gallon than everyone else for whole milk.

Of course it also meant our money went to farmers within 100 miles of us... and the dairy that was 20 miles away... and all those local employees...

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Holy fark, THIS!!

Because everybody has a "local dairy" just down the street from them where they can buy artisanal organic milk that comes in chalices carved from sustainable bamboo grown by the local monastery....

Fark...somebody needs to shave their farking neckbeard. It's choking off the oxygen to their brain.
 
2022-05-18 4:32:06 PM  
Here in New Zealand it's a common refrain how expensive cheese and butter are. Dairy is the major export (mainly powder, butter and cheese) and accounts for nearly 30 percent of NZ's export income.

Milk itself isn't so bad, but you'd think with good much dairy is produced here that prices would be more reasonable
 
2022-05-18 6:25:34 PM  

chevydeuce: chitownmike: inglixthemad: Ours hasn't really changed, maybe a nickel, but we always bought milk from the local dairy in half gallon glass bottles. That meant we were already paying 25 to 30 cents more a gallon than everyone else for whole milk.

Of course it also meant our money went to farmers within 100 miles of us... and the dairy that was 20 miles away... and all those local employees...

[Fark user image 425x505]

Holy fark, THIS!!

Because everybody has a "local dairy" just down the street from them where they can buy artisanal organic milk that comes in chalices carved from sustainable bamboo grown by the local monastery....

Fark...somebody needs to shave their farking neckbeard. It's choking off the oxygen to their brain.


Other than the fact that they don't use rBGH, which dairy farmers hated because you don't get more milk for free you have to feed the cows more and it's not necessarily linear in terms of output, our dairy isn't using old equipment. Heck it probably uses more modern equipment than dairies that bottle with plastic. I don't get the artisanal thing, since I don't think any dairies use milk cans anymore. Glass bottles are just easier to recycle for a regular modern dairy.

You guys have a weird hatred of local dairies...
 
2022-05-18 6:28:12 PM  

austerity101: inglixthemad: Ours hasn't really changed, maybe a nickel, but we always bought milk from the local dairy in half gallon glass bottles. That meant we were already paying 25 to 30 cents more a gallon than everyone else for whole milk.

Of course it also meant our money went to farmers within 100 miles of us... and the dairy that was 20 miles away... and all those local employees...

I buy my milk at the grocery store and the money also goes to farmers within 100 miles of me. And my grocery store handles their own delivery. *shrug*


You can spend an extra 25 cents to buy it at the grocery store, or if you're driving home you can save the 25 cents and get some fresh made ice cream that is only sold at the dairy.
 
2022-05-18 8:04:15 PM  
I guess being lactose intolerant has at least one benefit.
 
2022-05-19 9:00:13 AM  

inglixthemad: You guys have a weird hatred of local dairies...


It's not just local dairies.  It's anything that falls outside the supply chain that leads to the neighborhood grocery store, and I've received the hate, too, when I've posted alternatives.

I've told people that the early pandemic hoarding resulted in my wife and me turning to CSAs for the bulk of our produce, dairy/eggs, and animal proteins (no seafood, unfortunately).  And because they're outside the usual supply chain, our prices have largely remained the same, even in the wake of the recent spat of inflation.  I'm still paying the exact same price, for example, for a pound of grass-fed organically-raised beef that I paid in March, 2020.  People have gotten really pissy, as if CSAs are only available to a select few, without taking the time to google them (they're available everywhere, from big cities to small).

Easier to think yourself a victim that has no other choices available, I guess.
 
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