last week when we were out at penn state, i made a trip to meyer's dairy on the outskirts of town. i used to go there when i was a little girl, and i was craving some ice cream. the line was out the door, so i decided to pick up a carton of chocolate marshmallow. while i waited people came in and out with carriers of empty milk bottles, which they dropped off, then bought more bottles of milk. i decided to buy a bottle of milk too, for the kiddos.
i wish there was a dairy in the area that still sold milk in bottles. state college is a bit out of the way for me.
i remember, when i was a little girl, going to a dairy on orange street in briar creek to get milk for my nana and pop pop. i was always intrigued by the wire carrier, the square bottles of milk. it's been nearly 25 years, but i can still remember seeing those bottles in my nana's refrigerator.
having twins and a big kid, we go through an insane amount of milk in a week. some days i think we should just buy a cow, for the amount of milk we drink.
i buy organic milk, which is (so sadly) expensive. i try to offset the cost, by buying a half gallon of whole organic and a gallon (or 2) for the kiddos, and a half gallon of 2% for hubby and the boy and a half gallon of organic 2% for me (which lasts about 2 weeks if the boy doesn't get to it first). i wish organic milk didn't cost so much. i really think it is so much better.
i've heard of raw milk, but it skeeves me out a bit. i know it is supposed to taste better and more "real", but i can't get over the not pasteurized aspect of it.
the next time i got back out to state college, i'll stop by the dairy again, and buy more milk. and ice cream too.