Food for Thought
When it comes to putting food into your kids bellies, these decisions are as much emotional as they are financial. At some point, however, the $10 gallon of milk raises some questions.
A very quick survey of the milk that has come through our fridge -- Clover, Horizon, and the occasional RAW or goat milk -- showed a wide range in cost for a 6 ounce glass of milk:
Cost per 6 ounce glass of Milk
- Rainbow's RAW milk = $0.65
- Horizon Organic = $0.33
- Clover Organic = $0.30
- Clover (non organic) = $0.25
- Dairy Glen = $0.15
So, if we assume a child drinks 3 glasses per day (include spillage) for the year, the difference between the Strauss organic and the Clover non-organic is about $200 a year. Assume you have two kids over 8 years and that's a cumulative difference of $3,276.
I'm not sure how this will change how we buy but it is an interesting perspective.