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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.


  1. kaszeta Oct 26, 2009 07:01 AM

    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)

    1. g
      Gin n Tonic Oct 25, 2009 05:40 PM

      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
        LJNew Oct 26, 2009 08:47 AM

        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
          itsmagic Oct 26, 2009 11:56 AM

          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" ... :-)

        2. LJNew Oct 25, 2009 05:23 PM

          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. LJNew Oct 19, 2009 08:12 PM

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

            1. j
              jefpen2 Oct 19, 2009 05:29 PM

              Scotts farm in Dummerston.

              1. r
                RichK Oct 19, 2009 03:19 PM

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

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                1. re: RichK
                  GG Mora Oct 21, 2009 10:30 AM

                  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
                    LJNew Oct 21, 2009 11:34 AM

                    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.

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