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Local milk in Arlington/DC?

Heels1533 May 19, 2011 08:14 AM

Do any grocery stores or farmers markets in Arlington or DC carry local milk? I just moved up here from the RDU area where local milk was the norm, but have yet to see any local brands at the stores near my place.

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    Heels1533 May 28, 2011 03:43 PM

    Thanks everyone for the input! I discovered that Whole Foods carries Homestead Creamery, you just have to get there right after the delivery because it flies off the shelf.

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    1. re: Heels1533
      Doh May 28, 2011 05:53 PM

      Was that your local milk in RDU?

      1. re: Doh
        Heels1533 May 29, 2011 06:16 AM

        No. My local milk was Maple View Farms out of Hillsborough, NC. I'd never heard of Homestead Creamery until the other day. Apparently it's made in Wirtz, VA. That's actually closer to RDU than DC, so it's not really "local" as I define the term.

        1. re: Heels1533
          Dennis S Jun 5, 2011 11:06 AM

          I think that's what we got from WF which did not measure up to South Mountain in a blind taste test (mentioned above). We have a friend in B-More who likes someone else more than South Mountain (she had been with SM for some time), yet, that's more from PA and for us in Reston is further than where she's at (and I don't believe her current supplier delivers to Reston).

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      link_930 May 24, 2011 08:31 AM

      Columbia Pike farmer's market (S. Glebe and Columbia Pike) Sunday mornings.

      1. alkapal May 19, 2011 06:07 PM

        dang, now i'm craving some cold milk! ;-)

        1. monavano May 19, 2011 04:37 PM

          Arlington Courthouse farmers market on Sat. and Dupont FM on Sunday both have creameries.

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            katecm May 19, 2011 10:24 AM

            If you ever make it to Shaw/Bloomingdale, Timor Market has local dairy, including reusable, returnable glass bottles.

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              Doh May 19, 2011 10:12 AM

              South Mountain Creamery also does delivery. (So. Mtn. is from Maryland, and I think is probably the closest dairy to DC;' Trickling Springs is a Pa. dairy that buys from nearby farmers)

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              1. re: Doh
                Dennis S May 24, 2011 08:40 AM

                We do South Mountain and love it.

                1. re: Doh
                  erinnf May 24, 2011 01:16 PM

                  I also use South Mountain Creamery and love it! We get their milk, half-half, and eggs. All wonderful. For special occassions we get their buttermilk, which is ridiculously creamy and we also had a fresh turkey delivered for Thanksgiving. I highly recommend them!

                  1. re: erinnf
                    Dennis S May 25, 2011 03:44 AM

                    Yes, we get their eggs as well and sometimes meat products. In the winter the stewing beef makes for some great chili.

                    Btw, when we got our first delivery I did a blind taste test thanks to Ms. S. We had bought organic milk from Sway or Whole F, and whatever we had was distinctly not as good as the South Mountain product.

                  2. re: Doh
                    Transplanted Texan Jun 5, 2011 09:37 PM

                    We get South Mountain milk, half-and-half, and eggs delivered every week. We did a taste test as well and South Mt. beat the Whole Paycheck, Trader Joes, Safeway, Giant, and even Trickling Springs hands down.

                    I was previously a Trickling Springs fan but MOM's is a 45-minute drive. We were thrilled that South Mountain was even better.

                    Love having the milk delivered, love the returnable glass bottles, love the customer service, and love the products.

                    Check 'em out: southmountaincreamery.com

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                    Jeserf May 19, 2011 09:19 AM

                    there are dairy stands at many farmers markets in the area including Trickling Springs (which I think does delivery)

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                    1. re: Jeserf
                      4X4 May 19, 2011 12:04 PM

                      MOM (My Organic Market) sells Trickling Springs milk.

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