For years, I have cooked with heavy cream from either Lewes Dairy or Chrome Dairy. I like it because it is pasturized as opposed to ultra-pasturized, and it has no stabilizers. Most recently, I have been buying this at the Arlington Whole Foods (don't recall whether it was Lewes or Chrome). Last week, there weren't any small bottles of heavy cream when I was in, and this morning, they had cream from Trickling Springs Creamery. An employee was standing nearby, and I asked about whether they were going to carry the previous product. The employee said that the "manufacturer" has discontinued it, but he might have meant that the dairy is discontinued..
First, is this really the case? Is it the cream or is the dairy out of business? Is it Lewes or Chrome, or are (were?)they one and the same?
If they are separate and one is still in existance, any suggestions where to get the cream in NoVa?
Second, does anybody have experience with Trickling Springs Creamery? I haven't opened it, but when I tilt the bottle, it is obvious that the cream isn't as "heavy" as the Chrome or Lewes. The label says that it is pasturized, which is a good sign, but there isn't any information about butterfat or stabilizers. There is a phone number for information, but I haven't called it yet.
I like to support small businesses, especially when they are new, so I am hopeful.