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Sep 12, 2010 09:59 AM

Un-pasteurized Apple Cider

I realize this may be considered heresy, but I am looking for good old fashioned un-filtered and un-pasteurized apple cider in the twin cities.

I miss the thick syrupy cider I could get in Michigan. I’m willing to travel an hour or so in any direction. Any place still make this stuff?

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  1. No specifics, but I would recommend calling around on weekdays, asking who has a press at the orchard, gathering information. In my experience, there are orchards that sell unpasteurized cider directly off the farm here. (I live in Kansas, and it may vary state to state.) If one orchard doesn't do it themselves, they may have some idea who does. Farmer's markets are also a good place to get a lead on fresh cider. Here's a website from which to start:

    1. I got some Hoch Orchard apple cider at the Wedge last week. It was unfiltered and tasted nicely of apples, but might not fully qualify as thick and syrupy (I have had better at a couple of orchards in MA but this was definitely "fresh fall cider" and might be good for a closer cider fix). I believe it was UV-treated rather than pasteurized.

      1. the Wedge used to sell one from 'Turkey Ridge' though they didnt carry it last year. hope they do this year, it was always great.

        the people that sell the cider doughnuts at the StP farmers market were sell it last year.

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        1. re: getgot211

          I used to work at the Wedge, and I'm sorry to say there were regulations that prevented us from selling unpasteurized cider anymore. Everyone misses Turkey Ridge.

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          1. Don't know for a fact if they have it, but Aamodt's in Stillwater makes their own. And they make some pretty dark thick stiff. Check them out.

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            1. re: green56

              We just bought a gallon yesterday from Aamodt's. It's not bad, but it's not what I am looking for. I have not been to the St. Paul Farmers market in the fall, bujt I may take a trip next weekend.

              1. re: qajohn

                Oh. I feel bad for you. Sure wish Aamodt's had fit the bill. I feel your pain, loving raw (unpasturized) cheeses. Good luck! The FM may help. Do you have a MN Grown 'catalog'? Ask for one at the FM when you go. It lists a bazillion people all over the state and what they do/sell. You could then call people and ask them if they have what you're looking for. I swear by the MN Grown directoriy. No, I am not affiliated with them. Just love them to death.