In Massachusetts, it almost feels like you're trying to pick up black market contraband, due to the pasturizing police. First it disappeared from the stores, then more recently the farmer's markets. For me, the dull taste of pasturized cider just isn't the same.
I've recently found excuses to drive to Maine to get my late Fall fix.
But there's hope. One of the farmers at the Dewey Square farmer's market told me that you can still buy unpasturized cider at apple orchards. And I'd go to his if I only remembered which one it was.
So... which orchards? Anyone know?
Disclaimer: Pasturized cider is much safer, although more recently many farms have started using a UV treatment that theoretically works just as well without destroying the flavor. I haven't seen completely untreated cider for quite a while, and I doubt that the farm's lawyers would allow it to be sold. That said, it's probably best to give only pasturized to kids, elderly, and anyone with any reason to be more susceptible to microbial nasties than usual.
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