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Jun 26, 2008 08:13 AM

Local Yogurt?

I love yogurt, and eat it nearly every morning for breakfast, so I would love to find a local source. I usually buy Stonyfield Farms yogurt, which is actually relatively local (Londonberry, NH). I recently picked up a booklet about Massachusetts dairy farms at Whole Foods, but the only one mentioned that produces yogurt is Sidehill Farms in Ashfield, MA, which is about twice as far away as Londonberry, NH (I am in Newton). According to the Sidehill Farms website, their yogurt isn't sold anywhere much closer to me, either.

Does anyone know of any other local dairy farms that make yogurt? I might start making my own yogurt from local milk, but last time I tried I was less than thrilled with the results.

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  1. Russo's in Watertown and Wilson Farms in Lexington both sell yogurt that isn't exactly local, but regional from Vermont or New York. Wilson's has a water buffalo yogurt that is to die for.

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    1. re: rouxmaker

      I wonder if that's the same Vermont water buffalo yogurt I get at Whole Foods.

    2. I would think that a call to either of the Formaggio Kitchen locations may be able to point you in the right direction.

      1. I know Ashfield is pretty far away from Boston, but as a resident, I have to say Sidehill Farm's yogurt is absolutely delicious. It's too bad yogurt doesn't freeze well. At the very least, you should come out here some time and try it. While you're at it, you can get some of their raw milk and cream as well.

        1. Bufala di Vermont is based in South Woodstock, Vermont and makes amazing water buffalo yogurt. It's distributed by Whole Foods.

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          1. re: saltlick

            lionette's market in the south end has vermont milk co yogurt, which is made from milk from vermont family farms. it's smaller scale than stoneyfield for sure. also, i haven't tried but just heard about sophia's homemade yogurt at a place called sophia's in bemont. i also really support the excellent yogurt and cool farming practices of butterworks farm (whole foods/harvest coops in jp and cambridge).

          2. I recently heard a commercial for Columbo that *implied* that they make it in Methuen, and always have done so. What they probably really said was that they were based there. A moot point anyway, as Columbo's sucks!