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How much does raw milk cost compared to pasteurized?

We go through several gallons a week, so if we were to try raw, I'm curious how much it would cost.

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:52 PM on Jul. 28, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • It's hard to get, and around here, it's pricier than organic

    Answer by lovinangels at 11:55 PM on Jul. 28, 2010

  • A gallon of 1% regular milk at one grocery store costs $3.57. A half gallon of organic at that same store costs $5.79. When my folks were buying raw organic milk from a local farmer a couple years ago, they were paying $8 for a half-gallon.

    Answer by 4time-mom at 12:01 AM on Jul. 29, 2010

  • Depends where you get it. I can get it from a local farmer for half the price of pasteurized. Some places you pay waaaay more.

    Answer by tyrelsmom at 12:16 AM on Jul. 29, 2010

  • I don't know about lately, but it used to be hard to find because it was so "dangerous" - because drinking unpasteurized milk can have bacteria, etc. blah blah blah. I say it is YOUR choice and no agency should be able to tell you that you can't buy it! But I digress... personally, I wouldn't pay a penny for it - I have had unpasteurized milk (my best friend from high school's dad is a dairy farmer) and you would have to pay ME to get me to drink the nasty stuff!! lol

    Answer by mama2000_1 at 12:41 AM on Jul. 29, 2010

  • I think we pay almost $10 a gallon for it. Very expensive but it's healthier for you, and tastes SO much better. :)

    Answer by sliceoflife88 at 2:13 AM on Jul. 29, 2010

  • My FIL charged about 8 for a gallon...

    Answer by anabele at 9:36 AM on Jul. 29, 2010

  • It may not even be legal where you live; you may need to look for "animal milk"

    Answer by rkoloms at 8:05 AM on Jul. 30, 2010

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