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Jul 3, 2007 01:55 PM

Source for fresh unhomogenized milk in Manhattan?

My aunt is a homesteader out in Montana and gets all of her milk from a local dairy, totally unprocessed, just in a large Mason jar usually. She skims it herself and makes her own butter. When I return to Manhattan in the fall, I would really like to start making my own butter and yogurt. I know that you can buy unhomogenized and even raw milk from Whole Foods but I am sort of more interested in a direct from the source solution. Does anyone have any ideas? Which greenmarkets have the best dairy?

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  1. Ronnybrook Dairy's milk is pasteurized but not homogenized. I've never made butter from it but the whole milk definitely gets a nice layer of cream on the top. They are at the Union Square Green Market on Wednesdays and Saturdays and although the milk doesn't come in mason jars, it does come in returnable glass bottles. Their website is:

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    1. re: bml

      Thanks, I do know Ronnybrook and their milk is great. It's a little pricey, but i guess it's probably not anymore expensive than buying any kind of fresh unprocessed organic milk. Oh the price of quality!

      1. re: polyhymnia

        The last time I was at Chelsea Market, Ronnybrook had a store on premises. Also, some Ronnybrook products are available on Fresh Direct.