Unpasteurized Cider in Vermont?
- LJNew Oct 19, 2009 10:02 AM
Hi: Last week I found some great unpasteurized cider up in Charlotte VT at Shelburne Orchard. Higly recommended.
I am wondering if anyone knows of any place to get it in southern Vermont? I will be crossing VT on Rt 9 next weekend and would love to get more. Don't mind detouring a little if necessary.
We will also be going down into Western Mass, but I think it is illegal in Mass as here in NY.
No luck - in case others are wondering; neither Duttons or the Brattleboro Coop have raw cider. Both have only UV treated. As previously noted, not the same.
Dwight Millers is organic, "unpasteurized", but IS UV treated. It states it on the label. If at one time they carried raw cider, this is no longer the case.
We were very disappointed.
This may be too far from VT, but my favorite cider place, Appleland in Smithfield, RI, sells what I believe to be unpasteurized cider. I just went and read the label on the gallon in my fridge, and it very explicitly says that it is unpasteurized and may contain harmful bacteria. I'll ask them about UV next time I go, but it really doesn't strike me as the sort of place that has that kind of equipment.
It may be a bit of a haul for you, but Poverty Lane Orchards in Lebanon, NH usually has raw cider (I often get it for brewing my own hard cider)