Menu
Share
Share this story
Close X
 
Switch to Desktop Site

Milk shakes

No longer bolstered by congressional price supports, milk prices have been on a roller coaster lately. Northeast consumers pay an inflated rate of 5 to 11 percent because of continuing subsidies to the region's dairy farmers.

But nationwide, consumers can expect lower average costs.

About these ads

To skim milk costs in your area, consider these buying tips:

*Visit your local mom-and-pop stores; they often charge less than supermarkets.

*Buy in bulk if you can drink it in a week; two-gallon packs are a bargain.

*Purchase store brands, typically cheaper than name-brand milk.

Source: Consumer Reports

(c) Copyright 2000. The Christian Science Publishing Society