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New Creamery at Arlington Farmers' Market

Bacchante | Nov 12, 2003 02:01 PM

I'm a long-time Chowhound reader but new poster.

Last Saturday, Shenville Creamery was at the Arlington Farmer's Market. Bob W posted last year about them at the Loudon County market. They brought pasturized (i.e., NOT ultra-pasturized), creamline (i.e., not homogenized) milk, cream, butter, cottage cheese, and yoghurt. All for a very good price(but you do have to pay a bottle deposit). The lower temperature pasturization process resultes in a fresher, sweeter-tasting milk.

I opened the cottage cheese for lunch and had to check the label to be sure it wasn't sour cream, since there was a luscious layer of cream on top. Resisting the temptation to hog that for myself, I stirred it up. It was excellent; small curd which reminds me of cottage cheese from my childhood from my grandfather's farm.

I need to find a reason to use the cream I bought, and I can't wait to try the buttermilk since I've been making my own the last few months.

The man indicated that they would be there all winter. Let me also take this opportunity to put in a plug for the winter market. Unfortunately, they don't seem to publicize it much, and so many people don't know about it. Last year--the first--with the harsh winter, it appeared to be poorly attended. Polyface will be there all winter, and there are generally apples, bread and baked goods, mushrooms, and a bit of winter produce. I like to continue to support the small producers who care about quality, and this is an easy way to do it.

Link: http://www.shenville.com

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