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Oct 19, 2009 10:02 AM

Unpasteurized Cider in Vermont?

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.


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  1. Dutton's Farm Stand in West Brattleboro, VT may have it. I know they have it at the one in Newfane, VT.
    Good luck!

    2 Replies
    1. re: RichK

      Last time I checked, Dutton's cider was pasteurized (I think they use an ultraviolet technology?). Dwight Miller's cider is unpasteurized, and can be found at the Brattleboro Coop.

      1. re: GG Mora

        Thanks - yes, to clarify the UV pasteurization is still pasteurizing, although vendors may try to tell you that it does not change the flavor or consistency. It does. We can find UV pasteurized cider right here in NY.

    2. Scotts farm in Dummerston.

      1. Great - we will check these out. Thanks very much.

        1. 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.

          1. 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.

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            1. re: Gin n Tonic

              Harmful Bacteria sounds hopeful...;-)

              I will have to check them out next fall - probably won't make it down there while they are still pressing cider this year.


              1. re: Gin n Tonic

                Some states now require this type of warning label on unpasteurized cider.
                Vermont does not,. However, Shelburne Orchards near Charlotte, VT puts the following on the label of their unpasteirized sweet cider: "Warning - This product might actually be healthy for you" ... :-)