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Ask Jan: What’s Up With Milk Prices?

September 15th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Reader DC of Okeechobee wonders:

“At the Okeechobee (city) Publix, why is a gallon of the Publix brand milk $3.79, and a gallon of the MacArthur milk priced at $6.19 (!?!?). I think this is a bit high, especially considering the MacArthur dairy is just down the road. No hurry on the answer – am just curious!”


Jan answers:

Excellent question. . . and geez, loueeze, we thought gas prices were high! (Cheapest around us is on U.S. 1 in Lake Park for $3.75 a gallon – even beats nearby WalMart!)

This will take a bit of research that — I will warn you — will likely result in both Publix and MacArthur Dairy stonewalling me. But we’ll see…watch for an answer here when I get it!

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Ben // Sep 15, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    I buy the Lactaid milk and have noticed that the price has increased dramatically. Not sure why, but it was somewhat sticker shock for me the last time I bought a gallon.

  • 2 bllambing // Mar 25, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    great milk do you also make the eggnog grew up new wilmington pa we got our milk eggs from the milkman small town of 500 with a college had a cheese factory volant pa beautiful town all we had pickles fresh rools chip ham cheese grew tomatoes veg grapes wild berries great town great milk thanks

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