Farmers market, market of choice: It’s a familiar sight for the millions of people who make their living from dairy farmers.
But for those who don’t, milk has become the most expensive item in the supermarket.
Here are the main reasons why.
It’s so cheap it’s worth it It may seem counterintuitive to buy a gallon of milk for £1.25, but it’s the reality for many of us.
As the price of milk has fallen to below the cost of basic staples like bread and milk, it has also become cheaper.
A typical supermarket dairy product is £2.40 per litre, according to data from the European Union, with cheese costing £3.20 and butter costing £2, while eggs are £1 a litre.
“The cost of milk is less than what it used to be,” said Professor David Lidberg, director of the Food Policy Research Centre at the University of Exeter.
“It’s still expensive but now you can buy it for about the same price as a tin of cigarettes.”
That means that a pint of milk, which once cost £1 can now be bought for £3, as long as you have access to a fridge.
In other words, it’s still cheaper than buying milk in bulk.
As it is now, it is cheaper to buy in bulk than to buy milk at market.
This is because it is less expensive to buy the same product in bulk at one market than to do so at another.
You can still buy milk online and it’s easier to find It’s not always possible to find the milk you need, but a quick internet search will usually get you where you need to go.
A study by the University’s Centre for Food Policy and Promotion found that the cheapest milk online in Britain is in supermarkets.
The cheapest dairy products, for example, are cheese, butter and eggs.
There’s always a chance you could be buying it for a friend It’s worth the hassle if you want to buy some milk for a family or friend.
“If you are doing something together and you are buying milk, chances are you can get it in a small amount, and you could get it for your family member,” Professor Lidow said.
“In the long term, the supply is likely to be more limited, but there is a lot of demand.”
You don’t need to pay much If you’re just getting started, buying a cup of milk online may not be the best option.
“I can’t see why people would buy milk in supermarkets or big-box stores when they can just buy it online for £4,” said professor Lidov.
“You can also get milk for under a pound for a pint or a couple of eggs for a few pence, which is much cheaper.”
You’re less likely to get sick When buying milk online, it may be cheaper to go to a store and buy from a large supply chain.
“There is a possibility that you will get sick, but that’s very rare,” said Prof Lidows.
If you have to go out to buy, Prof Lids said you can expect to be able to find plenty of milk at the farmers market. “
Plus, milk is so cheap that you are unlikely to get any serious illness.”
If you have to go out to buy, Prof Lids said you can expect to be able to find plenty of milk at the farmers market.
You’ll never find milk anywhere in the country There is currently a shortage of milk in Britain and dairy farmers across the country are struggling to keep up with demand.
But there is one place you can easily find milk: in London.
In the capital, it cost just under £1 to buy one litre of milk.
In neighbouring York, the price is just under a penny per litne.
In Birmingham, a pint costs just under 10p.
A pint of butter costs just £1 per litle.
A small amount of cheese costs £1, and a pint, a cup or a quarter of milk costs just about £1 in the capital.
“London is the place where milk is produced, and it is the main place to buy,” said Dr Sue Williams, a professor of nutrition and food policy at Oxford University.
This is where you can find it for the most affordable price, so it’s a great thing to have in your pantry.”
It costs you less than the average wage There are other benefits to buying milk at farmers markets.
“A pint of cheese at a local market costs around £1 – that’s less than a pound,” said Ms Williams.
“But a gallon at a big supermarket can be much more expensive.
A single bottle of milk goes for around £2 at supermarkets, which you can save on by getting a big bag of milk.”