Here's some good news for consumers from Stewart's Shops:
Stewart's Shops is lowering the price of milk at its stores 30 cents a gallon and 16 cents a half gallon as of Monday, Jan. 5.
Stewart's officials said a number of global and economic factors are leading to the price
drop, but it is most significantly influenced by supply and demand.
After a record year for milk supply to meet growing international
demand, the tides have turned and global demand, including the need for
U.S. exports, is lessening.
"The result is that the cost of milk will be
lowered for the consumer," said Stewart's officials in a news release.
Stewart’s Shops picks up fresh milk daily from more than 30 dairy
farms in Saratoga, Rensselaer and Washington counties. That milk is
processed at its dairy in Greenfield, and is also used to make other
Stewart’s quality products such as ice cream, half and half and eggnog.
Stewart's Shops are located primarily in eastern and northern New York. There is one in Liverpool in Onondaga County, two in Oswego County (Oswego and Minetto), a few in the Mohawk Valley and some in the Catskills region.