Last Thursday I went with my friend, Ashley, to the Greenmarket at Columbia (our closest farmers market). Ashley had been telling me all the wonderful things about organic milk. She had started buying Ronnybrook's milk from the market. I decided to give it a try. It is quite pricey, but I have all sorts of reasons for wanting to try it...at least once.
1--Buying local is ideal.
2--The glass jugs are returned and reused=no waste.
3--I swear it tastes better out of a glass jug--it is chilled so perfectly.
5--Family history--My Grandpa Larsen owned and operated a dairy.
6--Their chocolate milk is the best I've ever had. It is amazing!
7--I'm buying directly from the dairy so there are no distributors or excessive use of fuel. And the dairy gets all the money. I like supporting that.
8--It is organic and about the same cost as buying organic milk in the grocery stores (if you return the milk jugs @ $1/each).
9--The milk I buy in NYC is sometimes bad within two days. I don't think the stores keep it chilled properly.