October 19, 2009

Milk delivery coming to Manhattan

The Village Voice is reporting that home milk delivery is coming to New York, as long as you live on the island of Manhattan:

Matt Marone and Frank Acosta will deliver a five dollar quart of organic milk in a glass bottle to your door, as long as your door is in Manhattan ($5 delivery charge, $15 minimum order). Acosta and Marone say the steep price Manhattan Milk charges is justified because they contract with Amish farmers for organic, rBST-free milk from free-range cows. They also deliver brand-name organic juice, dairy and eggs at a slightly less steep markup.

Marone, who also owns a milk delivery company in Westchester, plans to expand milkman service to Brooklyn next. Staten Island, go figure, is already getting it from someone else.

I'll be more excited once the milk man hits Brooklyn, but I am thrilled to see that a tradition like this is becoming popular once again. Finally, I won't have to go farther than my front stoop for my all-time favorite cookie accessory.

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