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Buying Heavy Cream?

gillsnthrills Mar 29, 2011 08:00 AM

Does anyone know where I can buy quarts of heavy cream in Austin? And for how much? I would like to buy from a local dairy. I remember in New Orleans I used to buy quarts of cream at the farmers' market for $8. Does anyone know a dairy that offers something like that here? The pint containers are expensive. Thanks!

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    taliesin15 Mar 29, 2011 08:30 AM

    there's GOT to be someone at the Farmer's Market who can hook you up

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      topodrinko Mar 29, 2011 10:41 AM

      Try Way Back When Dairy. I know they sell milk at Natural Grocers and Wheatsville, but you may want to track them down at SFC Downtown market or SFC Sunset Valley for more products.

      1. dinaofdoom Mar 29, 2011 12:08 PM

        greenling has cream from way back when and texas daily harvest.
        those are the two cow dairies they use for the local offerings.
        it's $8 a pint so maybe it would be cheaper buying directly from the dairy.

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          gillsnthrills Mar 29, 2011 12:26 PM

          Thanks everyone. The Way Back When pints at Wheatsville are a little expensive for me. I used to get locally-produced cream by the quart for about half that price. Trying to buy directly is a good idea.

          1. amykragan Mar 29, 2011 01:30 PM

            You can also try the Farmer's Market on Saturdays at the Lakeline Mall Parking lot. They set up lots of tents with organic and local produce. 9-1 on Saturdays.
            They usually have live music too

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            1. re: amykragan
              shan Mar 29, 2011 02:23 PM

              You could try Full Quiver http://www.fullquiverfarmtx.com/ at the Barton Creek Farmer's market. They primarily sell cream cheese there, but I know they have a milk co-op or milk shares or something like that..

            2. Jimbeaux67 Mar 31, 2011 01:27 PM

              If you really want fresh cream try the website below. Do the foot work here and you will find a milk co-op that will provide you with a consistent supply of cream.
              $8 is about the going rate.
              I get mine out of Taylor. I get 2 gallons of UNPASTURIZED (and delicious) milk and a quart of cream every other week.


              Use the map feature and save time!

              1. drdelicious Apr 8, 2011 09:12 AM

                I'm just curious what you're doing with all that cream?!? I don't suppose you are making creole cream cheese? That would be awesome.

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                  sqwertz Apr 9, 2011 05:24 PM

                  Oak Farms is a local dairy. Quarts of heavy cream are ~3.50 at CostCo. I just bought one.


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                  1. re: sqwertz
                    gillsnthrills Apr 10, 2011 09:32 AM

                    Thats an a great tip! Thanks :-)

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