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Nov 30, 2007 06:52 AM

Raw milk in Westchester?

Anybody know of a farm/farmers market where I can get fresh, raw milk (if it's legal to sell that) or in the alternative, FRESH low-temp pasteurized?

Ive been trying to make mozzarella from store-bought milk, and even though I've stayed away from ultra-pasteurized, I'm still getting mixed results.

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  1. check out - there's a delivery to Larchmont 2x/month and it's totally legal. it's illegal to sell raw milk at farmers' markets, so you won't find it there.

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    1. re: anned

      Thanks, Anned! I'm going to check that out. I've heard about co-ops of these kinds before.

      Does any one know of any farms that sell the milk directly, if I wanted to make a trip to Putnam, Dutchess, etc...?

      1. re: Wizzapizza

        I know there's a place up in Bethel (not far from Danbury) in CT that sells raw milk. I'll look up the name. But if you are willing to go to putnam or dutchess, figured that wouldn't be any farther...

        I'll ask my friend what the name of the place is.

        1. re: Wizzapizza

          It's a sticky subject - there are very few farms that have licenses, even to sell off-farm. Sprout Creek Farm in Poughkeepsie is now selling raw milk though, and they do have a license and are legal since they have a farm store - same with Hawthorne Valley, which is in columbia county. good luck! Raw milk is the best, and we need to fight to have it legalized.

          1. re: anned

            Hawthorne Valley Farm is worth the drive. That milk is spectacular.
            They often run out of raw milk from their farm by Sunday, so you might want to call and make sure it's there before you go.

            1. re: anned

              Thanks, I know exactly where Sprout Creek Farm is.

              I'll post the results when I get the milk and make the cheese!