Thursday, December 13, 2007

Oh, You Meant Or-GAN-ic, Not You've-Been-Tricked

Turns out my supertaster pregnancy aversion to Safeway's O Brand (O is for Obnoxious Overpricing of Outright Obfuscation?) wasn't so far off (don't even get me started about how far away from artificial sweeteners the gestating tongue made me go). I'd heard suspicious stuff about Aurora's version of organic farming back in, oh, 2005, but didn't even know they were a supplier to Safeway until seeing today's ABC story detailing the lies many big retailers told while charging triple for, well, regular milk. By regular milk, I mean milk with just as many unhappy, grain-fed, rBgh-laced, eColi-ridden, antibiotic-pumped cows behind it as any other brand. Lovely news! It's back to the local dairies we must go...

{We actually signed up for home delivery (zippity doo dah!) of local, grass-fed, non-rBgh milk in glass bottles a couple months ago (super cool except for the price, sigh, as with anything labeled enviro or healthy -- the green tax is just as bad or worse than the baby tax) but then I had some dietary concerns that led me to give up dairy for awhile and they kindly allowed me to postpone our start date. That day has come. It's time to go local, my friends.}

3 comments:

Mrs. G. said...

I have always had a love affair for milk in glass bottles. What a treat. I swear it tastes better.

Susannah said...

When I was a kid living in Pittsburgh we not only had a delivery box on our front porch for the milkman, but another one for the pretzel man! Those were the days.

Does your new local dairy provide cream, too? I just got "The Perfect Scoop" as a gift and am very psyched to start churning. Check out the author's blog and be envious: http://www.davidlebovitz.com/index.html

MamaBird said...

Mrs. G -- I so totally think organic milk tastes better, and YES to the glass bottles too. Clinkity clink.

Susannah -- yes, the dairy 's got cream. Let me know if you want me to order you some. DL looks like he knows his sweets; I totally want to check out his fruit dessert book. Also, I have a rarely-used ice cream maker you can borrow unless you are going hard core old fashioned hand crank. PRETZEL DELIVERY?! How cool is that? I am so salty not sweet. I want a DC pretzel man/woman!