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looking for cheap milk in Geneva

Hey Y'all.

Just settling here in Geneva, and while most of the culture shock is to be expected, I'm feeling the pain of buying milk for the kids at 1.90 per liter. Can anyone suggest where I might find the local equivalent of 2% skim milk for less than 8 bucks a gallon? I'd also be willing to go with whole milk straight from the tap if anyone knows of a friendly dairy farmer out near Collonge.
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Old 06.09.2012, 22:35
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Re: looking for cheap milk in Geneva

Drive out to the countryside, at about 3.00pm, bucket in hand and catch a cow.
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Old 06.09.2012, 22:36
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Re: looking for cheap milk in Geneva

Better to do it at night, ninja-style...

With night-vision goggles of course.

And be sure to ball-gag the cows so they don't moo.
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Old 06.09.2012, 22:41
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Better to do it at night, ninja-style...

With night-vision goggles of course.

And be sure to ball-gag the cows so they don't moo.
They're the ones that don't give milk, no matter how hard you tug.
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Old 06.09.2012, 22:44
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Re: looking for cheap milk in Geneva

Okay, I guess that I asked for it

Should we talk about cow tipping next?
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Old 06.09.2012, 22:55
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They're the ones that don't give milk, no matter how hard you tug.
What if you slip 'em a Roofie?
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Old 06.09.2012, 23:03
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Hey Y'all.

Just settling here in Geneva, and while most of the culture shock is to be expected, I'm feeling the pain of buying milk for the kids at 1.90 per liter. Can anyone suggest where I might find the local equivalent of 2% skim milk for less than 8 bucks a gallon? I'd also be willing to go with whole milk straight from the tap if anyone knows of a friendly dairy farmer out near Collonge.
Forget your bucks comparisons, but look out for the Heidi blue top in the chilled cabinet at Migros - 1,60 ltr. If you want cheaper than that, then UHT long-life on the shelves is the way to go.
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What if you slip 'em a Roofie?
Are you that forgettable?
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Old 06.09.2012, 23:07
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Are you that forgettable?
Not according to the last cow I was with.

He even learned to like the ball-gag.
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Old 06.09.2012, 23:12
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Not according to the last cow I was with.

He even learned to like the ball-gag.
Bull, dear, bull (steer to you) ...... cows are girls - and don't appreciate the ball gag ........ always said women have no sense of humour.
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Hey Y'all.

Just settling here in Geneva, and while most of the culture shock is to be expected, I'm feeling the pain of buying milk for the kids at 1.90 per liter. Can anyone suggest where I might find the local equivalent of 2% skim milk for less than 8 bucks a gallon? I'd also be willing to go with whole milk straight from the tap if anyone knows of a friendly dairy farmer out near Collonge.
You will soon get used to the idea of spending every Saturday in France, with the children, buying groceries, dairy products, & meat products at half price.

Pick up a pamphlet on the way out from the Swiss border guards, telling you the limits on meat etc that you are allowed to bring back.

Funny, they never tell you that at the job interviews!

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Old 06.09.2012, 23:26
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You will soon get used to the idea of spending every Saturday in France, with the children, buying groceries, dairy products, & meat products at half price.
Just don't worry about humane husbandry.
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Bull, dear, bull (steer to you) ...... cows are girls - and don't appreciate the ball gag ........ always said women have no sense of humour.
Well, that explains why she didn't take to the Viagra.
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Old 07.09.2012, 00:56
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Hey Y'all.

Just settling here in Geneva, and while most of the culture shock is to be expected, I'm feeling the pain of buying milk for the kids at 1.90 per liter. Can anyone suggest where I might find the local equivalent of 2% skim milk for less than 8 bucks a gallon? I'd also be willing to go with whole milk straight from the tap if anyone knows of a friendly dairy farmer out near Collonge.
Hmm, I have to say that when I was in Neuchâtel the other weekend, I didn't much pay attention to the price of milk, but some things were a bit more expensive there than here -

Coop sells 1.5% milk in a larger jugs at 1.75 liter. It should be labeled "Family Milk Drink", the bottle looks like this:



As for me, I get the UHT milk in the boxes in Germany (less easy from Geneva to be sure!), it's also 1.5% and as others have said, there is quite a difference in price (but check your allowances at the border).

I've been to France to buy groceries sometimes also, and there too, the price difference definitely makes it an advantageous trip.
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You know... No it's no good.... I can't bring myself to say anything.....
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Re: looking for cheap milk in Geneva

Another advantage of Basel ... 10-15 minute cycle to a German supermarket. In Germany milk is heavily subsidised. I'm currently paying 48 cents for a litre of 1.5% (semi-skimmed) milk. Not sure what the VAT % is that I get back on this; I think it's 7%.

I go through quite a lot as I'm hooked on cafe lattes.

France isn't much cheaper than Switzerland for milk.
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Hey Y'all.

Just settling here in Geneva, and while most of the culture shock is to be expected, I'm feeling the pain of buying milk for the kids at 1.90 per liter. Can anyone suggest where I might find the local equivalent of 2% skim milk for less than 8 bucks a gallon? I'd also be willing to go with whole milk straight from the tap if anyone knows of a friendly dairy farmer out near Collonge.
Simple, buy a cow
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Re: looking for cheap milk in Geneva

1,90 per L for milk From the in-laws, it's free... from our neighbour, it's 1,05... from Aldi for 1.5L it is (I think the price was just lowered to 1,39) Hope that helps
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Re: looking for cheap milk in Geneva

You can go in France (Saint-Julien-en-Genevois or some other towns) where farmers offer their fresh milk for one Euro/litre.

The price goes totally to the farmer and it's not heated. It's the best for the health.

(Most of the milk in Geneva comes from the French Area)
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Old 07.09.2012, 07:07
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The price goes totally to the farmer and it's not heated. It's the best for the health. ...
A favourite claim of the anti-modernists. Totally not proven. Evidence points the other way. Pasteur saved lives with his process.

The customs limit is 5l of milk per person. Including UHT.
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