Milkmen are coming back to the Raleigh area. The latest company on the scene is Oberweis Dairy. Oberweis sources milk from small Wisconsin farms, bottles it at their Chicago headquarters, and ships it to distribution centers, including the new facility in Morrisville. As in the old days, customers keep a cooler on the porch for exchanging reusable glass milk bottles. Unlike the old days, Oberweis delivers ice cream, yogurt, eggs, cheese, and orange juice as well. While the milk is not organic, it is “gently pasteurized,” trading off shelf life for more flavor and nutrients. For the quality and convenience, customers pay about 10 percent more than they would in stores. It takes Oberweis products 3-4 days to travel farm to table, which is not as swift as Maple View and Jackson Dairy farms, who have been in the area longer, delivering milk from local dairies, but at higher costs. Maple View of Hillsborough began home deliveries in 2007; Chris Jackson of Jackson Dairy Farm, now 78 years old, began home deliveries in the 1990s and continues to run the routes himself.