Glass Milk Jars

Discussion in 'Dairy Goat Info' started by Anita Martin, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. Anita Martin

    Anita Martin Senior Member

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    Does anyone know of a source for glass gallon and half gallon jars for milk, reasonably priced? Canning jars would be great in the larger sizes, but I can only get them in quart, unless I am looking in the wrong place.
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  2. Sondra

    Sondra New Member

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    Never used or tried to get gallon size but used 1/2 gal and True Value Hardware will order them in for you by the case around $10 a case of 6, BALL
    also Dollar General has a sq glass canister clear, that is $2.50 a jar and works good too I like those to make kefir in.
     

  3. Anita Martin

    Anita Martin Senior Member

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    Thanks Sondra,
    We have a true value right down the street from where I work. I'll call them Monday and see if they will order me some. Dollar general is open today, so when I go out to the farm store, I'll stop in there. I can't wait to make Kefir and yogurt.
     
  4. Rose

    Rose New Member

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    If you have estate auctions in your area, go to those sales. I got six half gallon canning jars at a sale last week. Garage sales of older folks have them, too.
     
  5. Patty13637

    Patty13637 New Member

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    I like the canning jard better than the jars from dollar general. 1 reason is I can get the plastic reuseable lids for the canning jars and if one breaks I can just put on another . I have several dollar general jars with no lids now .

    I have gotten some of mine from hardware stores also. I luck out and the Mennonite store usually has them. I think I have about 4 dozen now.

    Patty
     
  6. Ravens Haven

    Ravens Haven New Member

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    You can order glass gallon jars with lids from www.uline.com and you can get 1/2 gallon glass at Ingles if you have one.
     
  7. goatkid

    goatkid New Member

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    I look at thrift stores and garage sales for mine. I know a wholesale health food supplier in the west coast, United Natural Food Inc. also sells both the gallon and half gallon jars. Kathie
     
  8. Chaty

    Chaty New Member

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    :rofl we eat alot of Pickles and they come in 1/2 and gal jars...if the lid smells funny I just put plastic wrap over the top before the lid...got alot of jars that way...
     
  9. farm mom

    farm mom New Member

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    If you don't need too many (because they are kind of expensive) Caprine Supply has really cute gallon jars that have a farm scene and say goats milk on them. They come with a rubber lid. I don't have many goats so I may get some.
     
  10. Melissa

    Melissa New Member

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    and if you sell to customers make sure you get a deposit of the price of each jar you send with them. when they get more milk, eather they bring the used jar or pay another deposit.

    -Melissa
     
  11. Kaye White

    Kaye White New Member

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    Yard sales or estate sales. Especially old farm sales. I noticed several cases of 1/2 gallon jars at -of all places- Wal-Mart the other day.
    Kaye
     
  12. coso

    coso Guest

    If you know any one that works at restaurants or school kitchens they usually have some. My wifes sister is a cook at a school and we get what we need from her. I think most of them are pickle jars.