Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Going Organic

We were picking up a few items at Walmart yesterday and realized that organic milk was actually .44 cheaper than the "regular" kind. This was in half gallons though. We were both amazed! But milk here is $5.44 a gallon and for half a gallon 3.44. They only carry organic milk in half gallons and it was priced $3.00. Of course, that started a discussion. So, why is milk so expensive and how can organic be cheaper? Grain prices have gone through the roof, especially corn! Organic cows are generally fed hay and free graze, since most corn is GMO which isn't considered organic. We are guessing that it is now cheaper to feed hay, than corn. It used to be the other way around.
How much is milk where you are?

1 comment:

Lori said...

I'm seeing the same thing here in CA. Organic milk is less expensive than conventional, most of the time. Our conventional milk is running 4.89 per gallon for fat free all the way up to 5.89-6.09 for full fat (whole) milk. You can get organic milk for 2.89-3.00 per half gallon irregardless of what the fat content is.