Does anyone here have experience with buying milk jugs? I went online and searched, the only thing I can find are companies that charge way too much. $1.22 per jug with shipping!!! Thats crazy. You can buy jugs of water in the store for less than that. So someone must sell these jugs cheaper. Do you know of any place that does.
My problem is with my share holders, no matter how many times I send notes in coolers telling them their bottles are stinky they keep coming back that way. So I am thinking of going all plastic.
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I buy them from a local orchard, and they charge me around .39 per jug. I just received a bill for two sleeves of half gallons (I think there are 50 jugs in each sleeve), and the total was around $39.00.
This orchard is the only one who will sell to me. None of the others can be bothered.
The name of the manufacturer that supplies this orchard is
Hmmmm, I wonder if it would work if--rather than a note telling them their bottles are stinky--you sent a note asking them to fill the empty bottle in cold water, let it soak and rinse it out. That way, you're talling them what you want.
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We have stopped ordering online, since Angie said Borden dairy sells them (about 5 miles from our house). They charge 13.00 for a sleeve of 48, however the lids are 48.00 for 2000! Luckily Angie's mom shared some with me so I didn't have to buy the lids in bulk. We have bought water jugs for .49 and save them through hurricane season, then use them as a backup for milk jugs. I don't like the old stickers and the mess it is to get that off, but no one else seems to mind. As for glass, soak them overnight with water and baking soda, that should help.
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i always run my returned jars through the dishwasher, as I can never know how well others are washing them and with what. Some of the dishwasher detergent leaves a residue that I can taste in the milk, so I just wash every jar that comes in. I am looking to getting a portable dishwasher for my milk room, so they don't interfere with my house dishes, but... until then, sometimes I just run a load in the middle of the day.
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We buy ours from Consolidated Container (Sherman, Texas) for $0.26 per half gallon bottle plus $0.03 per cap - good news is this company is nationwide - you can contact the headquarters at (678) 742-4600.
If you're in Texas, call Promised Land Dairy. I talked to a guy there and he gets bottles from Mexico. He knew where to get plastic ones, but I've since lost that information to a stack of paperwork I emailed from their website and he called me back. A VERY nice man. promisedlanddairy.com
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