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Fresh cream without preservatives?

Conundra Jan 28, 2008 08:20 AM


Does anyone know of a place in the Seattle area where it's possible to purchase fresh cream? I would like to make ice cream that doesn't taste like carageenan and preservatives.


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    patriciajane RE: Conundra Jan 28, 2008 09:35 AM

    Sea Breeze Farms has it often. They sell at the U-district (Saturday) and Ballard (Sunday) farmers markets. Get there early though as it often sells out.

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      christy319 RE: patriciajane Jan 28, 2008 11:05 AM

      I'm pretty sure they sell to the Ballard Market (grocery store) as well. I could be getting mixed up on the name but the Ballard Market does sell a local, organic cream that I believe has no additives. So does PCC, in glass bottles ($1.50 deposit), from a different company.

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        dave_c RE: christy319 Jan 28, 2008 12:52 PM

        Much to my surprise, I've noticed that carrageenan is used in organic products.
        Hopefully a local source would not.

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          mrnelso RE: dave_c Jan 28, 2008 03:08 PM

          carrageenen is ground-up seaweed and there is no reason for it not to be organic.

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          christy319 RE: christy319 Jan 28, 2008 06:20 PM

          Okay, it's actually called Fresh Breeze and the only ingredient is cream. Their website shows where you can buy it besides Ballard:


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            jaydeflix RE: christy319 Jan 28, 2008 07:26 PM

            We (patriciajane and I) mildly prefer Fresh Breeze's heavy cream for what we need it for. Sea Breeze's is usually so fresh it doesn't beat well.

      2. dave_c RE: Conundra Jan 28, 2008 09:46 AM

        I've had a hard time finding cream without carrageenan.
        However, I did see some at Pike's Place market. I think it was in a dairy store near the fish tossing stall. To be honest, I'd have to walk the Market again to find the place. I know it wasn't Beecher's.

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          howard 1st RE: dave_c Jan 29, 2008 10:31 AM

          pike place creamery in the sanitary market on the east side of pike place behind jack's fish spot carries a range of creams including unpasteurized (which is what one needs to make real clotted cream)

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            StripperingGourmet RE: howard 1st Feb 8, 2008 03:48 PM

            I second the PP Creamery.

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          oliveoyl RE: Conundra Jan 29, 2008 07:00 PM

          at Madison Market there are multiple brands of cream from local dairies, Golden Glen Creamery (glass bottles) Sea Breeze and Fresh Breeze Some of these might be available at PCC & Whole Foods too ... I think the national brands of organic have carageenan in them and some are ultra pasteurized ...

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            christy319 RE: Conundra Jan 29, 2008 09:34 PM

            I just noticed that Alpenrose, which I get at a regular grocery store, has no additives either.

            1. JillO RE: Conundra Jan 31, 2008 08:39 AM

              In addition to Alpenrose, Sunshine Dairy also does not use additives in their heavy cream (both are Portland based, I believe).

              If you want organic, Trader Joe's brand and Organic Valley are two other brands that do not have additives.

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                vanillagorilla RE: JillO Jan 31, 2008 12:32 PM

                I think Organic Valley has carrageenan in it. At least it did last time I looked.

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                  oliveoyl RE: vanillagorilla Jan 31, 2008 08:54 PM

                  yep it does ....

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                dairykeith RE: Conundra Nov 18, 2008 03:37 AM

                I have helped Fresh Breeze Organic get going and know the attention to detail they involve themselves in. Their cream is "heavy" cream and is available at a couple of stores in the Seattle area. It has no additives. I worked for Darigold for many years and they never added anything to their heavy cream either. The one thing to avoid is ultra pasteurized cream, or milk for that matter. To me it always tastes burned. All cream should whip well so long as it wasn't homogenized, it doesn't matter how fresh it is.

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