If you're looking to buy your milk somewhere other than Coles or Woolworths, this is the place to find it. Please remember, if you DO buy your milk in a supermarket, it CAN benefit farmers IF it is 'branded' milk - e.g., Devondale is a Murray Goulburn brand, Pauls is Australian-produced milk from Queensland, owned by the Italian Parmalat company; Dairy Farmers, Pura and The Complete Dairy are also Australian milk brands owned by the global food giant Lion; Anchor is a Fonterra brand. In Australian supermarkets, all those brands are Australian milk. It's a complex picture, but you have a choice. This page is provided to help you exercise that choice. Whatever you do, please avoid buying Coles or Woolworths plain-label/home-brand milk. It's still high quality Australian milk produced by the same farmers, but those companies' practices are screwing farmers and that's part of the picture you can re-shape by not buying these plain label products.
You can also add your favourite farmer-friendly milk brand to the list and let others know where it's available.
If we all pool our local knowledge, we can help each other find better milk - and you will be helping your local farmers.
(We put this together in a hurry, so please excuse any glitches!)
Please add, share, but most of all, use this list to make better purchasing decisions - it WILL make a diference!
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|Brand||Sourced From (Region or farmer)||Available at (outlets)||Address||Available around (City or region)||Added by||Crowd consensus|
|SADA Fresh||Various SA Dairy Farmers||Coles||All||All Coles Stores||Alison from Glandore||0 0|
|Betta||Tasmania||Woolworths, IGA||147 Old Surrey Road||Burnie||Phil from Brumby||0 0|
|Kiewa Country Local Quality||Murray Goulburn||Goldfields Grocer||61 Ford St||Beechworth, Vic 3747||Peter from Beechworth||0 2|
|Bass River Dairies||South Gippsland||South East Suburbs of Melbourne and Mornington Peninsula||2125 Bass Highway||Bass||Glen from Bass||5 0|
|Barambah Organics Milk||Barambah Organics||Geelong Fresh Foods||Pakington St||Geelong West||Tim from Geelong West||2 1|
|Fleurieu Milk Company||South Australian milk from several family-owned farms||Sunraysia Produce||Benetook Avenue, Mildura, Victoria||Mildura||Sunraysia Local Food Future from Mildura||4 1|
|Maleny Dairies||Maleny Dairies (co-op)||Regional IGAs||Various||Sunshine Coast and North Brisbane||Jodie Miller from Samsonvale||6 1|
|St David||Victorian Farmers||IGA Brunswick||614 Sydney rd||Brunswick||Emma from Coburg||3 0|
|Barambah Organics||South East Queensland||Food Connect||1/8 Textile Crescent, Salisbury||Salisbury, Brisbane||Emma-Kate Rose from Salisbury||5 1|
|Cooloola 100% Pure Jersey Unpasteurised Milk||Pat Kruger, Toowoomba and bottled by Cooloola Milk, Sunshine Coast||Food Connect||1/8 Textile Crescent, Salisbury||Salisbury, Brisbane||Emma-Kate Rose from Salisbury||4 1|
|Scenic Rim 4 Real Milk||Farmer Gregie or the Denis family||IGA or Supa IGA||Brisbane Street west Ipswich||Ipswich regional SEQ||John Livingstone from Ipswich||3 1|
|Fleurieu Milk||Family Farms located in Fleurieu Region South Asutralia||Farm Fresh||Adelaide Rd||Murray Bridge SA 5253||Mysterious milk-lover from Murray Bridge SA||3 1|
|Green Pastures Milk||South Western Districts, Victoria||Mr T Cafe||42 Great Ocean Road||Aireys Inlet, Victoria||Michael from Melbourne||3 0|
|Green Pastures Milk||South Western Districts, Victoria||Starfish Bakery||78 Hitchcock Street||Barwon Heads, Victoria||Michael from Melbourne||2 0|
|Green Pastures Milk||South Western Districts, Victoria||Maxi Supermarket||1202, Burwood Highway||Upper Ferntree Gully, Melbourne||Michael from Melbourne||1 0|
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