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    Is there a way I can find out what milk I 'should' buy based on my area? Like local milk? I just bought farmers own I think it was but really have no idea... I didn't have too much time to stand there and contemplate... We go through about 3L a week so I will spend extra. I do admit I've only bought Coles and woolies brand because I've never thought about it but can make an effort to change that.
    So is there somewhere I can look to find what brands I can buy?
    I'm in central west nsw if that helps?

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    For those saying they can't afford to make the switch what exactly did you do before the price wars? The milk prices have never been this low and it's crazy to think its sustainable in the long run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hasselhoff View Post
    Is there a way I can find out what milk I 'should' buy based on my area? Like local milk? I just bought farmers own I think it was but really have no idea... I didn't have too much time to stand there and contemplate... We go through about 3L a week so I will spend extra. I do admit I've only bought Coles and woolies brand because I've never thought about it but can make an effort to change that.
    So is there somewhere I can look to find what brands I can buy?
    I'm in central west nsw if that helps?
    Is this helpful? Or near you at all?

    http://www.littlebigdairy.co/default.htm#products

    Norco is north NSW so in the same state. Not sure what else tbh as I have not really been in the area.

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    http://www.localharvest.org.au/

    This may help too.

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    Default I want to buy branded milk but...

    Thanks twinklify!
    The little big dairy co is only a couple of hours from me so buying that from now on 😀😀
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    We buy branded milk, locally sourced when we get to the farmers markets.

    Same with free range eggs, with a toddler we go through a lot and usually spend $9-10 a dozen for local free range eggs but I will never in this lifetime buy caged eggs. It's expensive yup but something I won't compromise and we don't buy much packaged food at all to compensate.

    It's important to me to know where my food is sourced from, especially my fresh produce.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mum2b87 View Post
    For those saying they can't afford to make the switch what exactly did you do before the price wars? The milk prices have never been this low and it's crazy to think its sustainable in the long run.
    I didn't used to drink much milk, then when DH (huge milk drinker) and I got together we both had good jobs and I could spend $300 on groceries without batting an eyelid. The price wars started when DD was a few years old and we were in WA where some of the local brands weren't that much more expensive (from memory, 2l of Brownes was around $2.80-3.20). Having DS - who is a huge milk drinker and moving back to vic we're now in a position where we're using so much milk and yet to find an "in between priced" branded. I think Gippy Milk may be but can't find it currently (we are in Gippsland).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stretched View Post
    I didn't used to drink much milk, then when DH (huge milk drinker) and I got together we both had good jobs and I could spend $300 on groceries without batting an eyelid. The price wars started when DD was a few years old and we were in WA where some of the local brands weren't that much more expensive (from memory, 2l of Brownes was around $2.80-3.20). Having DS - who is a huge milk drinker and moving back to vic we're now in a position where we're using so much milk and yet to find an "in between priced" branded. I think Gippy Milk may be but can't find it currently (we are in Gippsland).
    Check IGA as opposed to the big 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mum2b87 View Post
    For those saying they can't afford to make the switch what exactly did you do before the price wars? The milk prices have never been this low and it's crazy to think its sustainable in the long run.
    I lived with my parents 😂

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mum2b87 View Post
    For those saying they can't afford to make the switch what exactly did you do before the price wars? The milk prices have never been this low and it's crazy to think its sustainable in the long run.
    Not that I feel like I need to justify my reasons. Especially to such a passive aggressive statement towards the poor.

    My families needs weren't the same as they are now. No one's lives stay the same over several years. Family grow. Kids grow older. People get sick or their diets need to change due to health reasons...

    When your budget is super tight you tweat it every week to make it fit the current need. So when one thing goes down eg weetbix than you use that saving somewhere else. Lots of products have increased by a hell of a lot more than milk has gone down.

    The world is a complex place.

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