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Oct 11, 2011 07:06 PM

unpasteurized apple cider

i think state law may prohibit it except at farms but does anyone know of a place in new york(preferably westchester) that sells unpasteurized and NO preservatives apple cider . as a memory anyone have donuts as good as schultzes had?

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    1. Unlike milk, I don't think unpasteurized cider can even be sold at farms.

      Have you had UV-treated cider? It tastes much more like the raw than cider heat-pasteurized version does.

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      1. re: Scott_R

        Migliorelli Farm, of Dutchess County, makes NO PRESERVATIVE apple cider. Not sure about whether its pasteurized, but I think it is. It is the cleanest, richest, fruitiest cider in the region -- by far.

      2. Roe's Orchards in Chester.

        1. Yeah, I don't know if unpasteurized is legal now... I remember a couple of years ago getting some raw cider from a roadside farm Upstate and it was a totally different animal than the stuff in the stores and farmers markets. It was AWESOME!

          Perhaps it is available if it's still legal, but only right at the farm itself I assume...

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          1. re: menton1

            I remember the news articles growing up which lead up to the banning. Recalling those news stories makes me wonder is it really worth it? While it's a very rare occurance, my luck I'd get a bad batch! If you are going to drink it fine, just never give it to a child. Some farms producing the cider use "grounders" fallen apples which may come have come in contact with bird or animal waste. As they say, one bad apple spoils the whole bunch. There are some places that treat their cider with ultraviolet light, CiderSure 3500, since there's no heating involved the flavor might be better. Not sure who does around here though.

            1. re: michele cindy

              Orchards around my neck of the woods refer to fallen apples as "drops."

              Roe's Orchards, who I mentioned above, does not use drops in their cider. Just an FYI to thread readers.

              1. re: ecustard

                I still wouldn't give it to kids if it isn't pastuerized or uv treated. Bird dropping can land even on the apples in the trees. Then again, I eat my meat rare, and oysters raw, but don't let me kids follow suit.

          2. Secor Farm on W. Hartsdale Ave. has a bakery with amazing donuts. Great apples right now. I bought Macoun and Honey Crisps.

            I also miss the unpasteurized cider. Safety first though. There are nasty germs these days. In the 1950s I ate plenty of raw hamburger. Home made steak tatare. Perhaps it built up my immunity.