In an extension to a topic that catsmeow started here [ http://www.chowhound.com/topics/44563... ], I thought I'd start a new topic that was New England wide.
I'm curious where people think the best unfiltered, unpasteurized cider can be found in New England.
My favorite for a long time in Central/Metrowest Massachusetts is at "Phil's Apples" - a farmer in Harvard MA. Phil and his brother are both great guys, and are interesting to talk to, and their cider is just great!
Due to regulations in Massachusetts passed, oh, probably 10 years ago or more, due to the fact that their cider is unpasteurized, they have to post a warning to the effect of "This product may kill you, don't drink it". I really don't understand why we must boil everything and kill all flavor.. Pasteurized cider is just not the same -- doesn't have that same tanginess.
Phil makes both Macintosh cider (red cap) and a mix of Mac/Golden delicious cider. Gallons are usually IIRC either $4.50 or $5/gallon. Yes, expensive, but yes, definitely worth it. He also does a bang-up job on Apple picking, and also does pick-your-own pumpkin.
He's located fairly close to the 111 exit off Rt 2, on Prospect Hill Rd. (the road that Fruitlands Museum is on)
24 Prospect Hill Rd, Harvard, MA
Harvard, MA, Harvard, MA
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