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Where can I get good quality heavy cream?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 29, 2011 at 7:42 PM

I love a little heavy cream in my coffee, but recently it seems I just can't find the good stuff anywhere. I used to get it at a farmers' market, or the Ronnybrook cream at the local organics store. Now my farmer's no longer there, and the store stopped carrying Ronnybrook. And all other creams I've seen have additives, even the organic ones. The only one that comes close is the Organic Valley half-and-half, but I'm trying to avoid milk, so... No good.

Does anyone know a good, reliable source for clean heavy cream that I can buy online? I've come across a couple of places (uddermilk.com, cowsoutside.com), but not sure if they're good or not. Also, how safe is raw cream?

P.S. Thanks for all the responses, people! I should've mentioned that we don't own a car, so driving to a local farm to pick stuff up isn't really possible. This is why I'm looking for stores or online sources only.

510bdda8988ed0d4b0ec0b738b4edb73

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on June 30, 2011
at 08:35 PM

Since I'm in the hippie capital of the world (Boulder, CO), I can get them at 5 different stores, so I haven't looked online.

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on June 30, 2011
at 08:18 PM

I've been trying to track down Kalona products... Haven't found any yet. Can you get them online?

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on June 30, 2011
at 08:13 PM

Thanks jesus! Go BK! I do love the Union Sq market, but with two kids, a home business, and no car, getting there means an hour commute there and back... Not easy to do every week. I've been getting stuff at the Bay Ridge market, but the dairy people aren't there this year. :/

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on June 30, 2011
at 08:08 PM

I've been reading about it, and I'm leaning towards the "it's bad" opinion: http://paleohacks.com/questions/33497/whats-up-with-carrageenan#axzz1Qgwwo66V

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on June 30, 2011
at 08:01 PM

Hm, interesting... I heard bad things about it: http://paleohacks.com/questions/33497/whats-up-with-carrageenan#axzz1Qgwwo66V

215d3126214343a5760316f195a06b97

on June 30, 2011
at 03:15 PM

oh nevermind, it's a "harmless" thickener made from seaweed, but I guess it affects celiacs negatively (cross contamination?). I haven't had any issues but I don't have any gluten issues in general.

215d3126214343a5760316f195a06b97

on June 30, 2011
at 03:12 PM

huh, yeah my stuff has carrageenan... what makes it so bad? with a capital B? lol

2c8c421cf0e0c462654c7dc37f8b9711

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on June 30, 2011
at 12:33 AM

I second realmilk.com- nothing better than local grass-fed fresh raw cream. You could also contct your local Weston Price chapter to find raw dairy (or grass-fed beef, etc) locally.

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on June 29, 2011
at 08:59 PM

Go Brooklyn! I can guarantee that if you are in Le NY that Union Square Greenmarket will give you your organic tasty happy cow cream Monday Wednesday Friday Saturday 8-6pm. PS: I too live in the BK and have my sources for raw products. I don't personally know the farmers or the animals but it's one of those things that is guarded enough, at least around here, so the quality is pretty tight. I've had no issues with any of my raw cream, raw milk, etc.

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on June 29, 2011
at 08:56 PM

Go Brooklyn! I too live in the BK and have my sources for raw products. I don't personally know the farmers or the animals but it's one of those things that is guarded enough, at least around here, so the quality is pretty tight. I've had no issues with any of my raw cream, raw milk, etc.

34a367e60db77270bd7096dc04270fdc

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on June 29, 2011
at 08:43 PM

Only OV's "Ultra Pasteurized" Heavy Cream has carrageenan in it I believe. You need to get the "Pasteurized" which is only cream.

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(297)

on June 29, 2011
at 08:13 PM

Brooklyn, NY - should be easy, right? LOL.

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on June 29, 2011
at 08:12 PM

We do have it... But doesn't it have carrageenan? I heard that stuff's Bad with a capital B. Unless you're talking about a different kind of cream. The one I saw is a small red container.

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on June 29, 2011
at 08:12 PM

It does carry that... But doesn't it contain carrageenan? I heard it's Bad with a capital B. Unless you're talking about a different kind. The one I saw is a small red container.

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on June 29, 2011
at 08:11 PM

It does have it... But doesn't it have carrageenan? I heard it's Bad with a capital B. Unless you're talking about a different kind. The one I saw is a small red container.

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on June 29, 2011
at 08:01 PM

Where do you live?

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E3c6d84c01a12e2ee1c49e2180d84238

on June 29, 2011
at 08:18 PM

I've been using raw cream in my coffee and tea (and scrambled eggs) since I found a little farm near me last month. A little googling and I found quite a list of places that carry it near Brooklyn.
http://www.realmilk.com/where4.html#ny

2c8c421cf0e0c462654c7dc37f8b9711

(2729)

on June 30, 2011
at 12:33 AM

I second realmilk.com- nothing better than local grass-fed fresh raw cream. You could also contct your local Weston Price chapter to find raw dairy (or grass-fed beef, etc) locally.

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23cdea3bba94e17d2b58b525773d0c0a

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on June 29, 2011
at 08:05 PM

How safe is raw cream? is relative to the source. I consume raw milk, cream and butter with no ill effect but I know my farmer and how the animals and product is handled. There's a whole lot of hubub and there are other threads here that cover it. Where are you located?

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(297)

on June 30, 2011
at 08:13 PM

Thanks jesus! Go BK! I do love the Union Sq market, but with two kids, a home business, and no car, getting there means an hour commute there and back... Not easy to do every week. I've been getting stuff at the Bay Ridge market, but the dairy people aren't there this year. :/

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on June 29, 2011
at 08:59 PM

Go Brooklyn! I can guarantee that if you are in Le NY that Union Square Greenmarket will give you your organic tasty happy cow cream Monday Wednesday Friday Saturday 8-6pm. PS: I too live in the BK and have my sources for raw products. I don't personally know the farmers or the animals but it's one of those things that is guarded enough, at least around here, so the quality is pretty tight. I've had no issues with any of my raw cream, raw milk, etc.

Medium avatar

(297)

on June 29, 2011
at 08:13 PM

Brooklyn, NY - should be easy, right? LOL.

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on June 29, 2011
at 08:56 PM

Go Brooklyn! I too live in the BK and have my sources for raw products. I don't personally know the farmers or the animals but it's one of those things that is guarded enough, at least around here, so the quality is pretty tight. I've had no issues with any of my raw cream, raw milk, etc.

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215d3126214343a5760316f195a06b97

on June 29, 2011
at 07:56 PM

I don't know about buying online... I'm surprised your store doesn't have the Organic Valley heavy whipping cream; that's what I buy and I love it! Tell the store manager to stock it!

215d3126214343a5760316f195a06b97

on June 30, 2011
at 03:15 PM

oh nevermind, it's a "harmless" thickener made from seaweed, but I guess it affects celiacs negatively (cross contamination?). I haven't had any issues but I don't have any gluten issues in general.

Medium avatar

(297)

on June 29, 2011
at 08:12 PM

It does carry that... But doesn't it contain carrageenan? I heard it's Bad with a capital B. Unless you're talking about a different kind. The one I saw is a small red container.

Medium avatar

(297)

on June 29, 2011
at 08:11 PM

It does have it... But doesn't it have carrageenan? I heard it's Bad with a capital B. Unless you're talking about a different kind. The one I saw is a small red container.

Medium avatar

(297)

on June 29, 2011
at 08:12 PM

We do have it... But doesn't it have carrageenan? I heard that stuff's Bad with a capital B. Unless you're talking about a different kind of cream. The one I saw is a small red container.

34a367e60db77270bd7096dc04270fdc

(4171)

on June 29, 2011
at 08:43 PM

Only OV's "Ultra Pasteurized" Heavy Cream has carrageenan in it I believe. You need to get the "Pasteurized" which is only cream.

Medium avatar

(297)

on June 30, 2011
at 08:08 PM

I've been reading about it, and I'm leaning towards the "it's bad" opinion: http://paleohacks.com/questions/33497/whats-up-with-carrageenan#axzz1Qgwwo66V

215d3126214343a5760316f195a06b97

on June 30, 2011
at 03:12 PM

huh, yeah my stuff has carrageenan... what makes it so bad? with a capital B? lol

Medium avatar

(297)

on June 30, 2011
at 08:01 PM

Hm, interesting... I heard bad things about it: http://paleohacks.com/questions/33497/whats-up-with-carrageenan#axzz1Qgwwo66V

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510bdda8988ed0d4b0ec0b738b4edb73

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on June 30, 2011
at 08:01 PM

When my store has the regular pasteurized Organic Valley cream, I get that. If they only have the ultra pasteurized stuff then I spend the extra money and get the Kalona, which tastes way better anyway. The only problem with Kalona is that they don't have small bottles of it and it goes bad before I can use it all. I would love to get raw cream, but my state makes it really hard to get any raw dairy.

510bdda8988ed0d4b0ec0b738b4edb73

(20888)

on June 30, 2011
at 08:35 PM

Since I'm in the hippie capital of the world (Boulder, CO), I can get them at 5 different stores, so I haven't looked online.

Medium avatar

(297)

on June 30, 2011
at 08:18 PM

I've been trying to track down Kalona products... Haven't found any yet. Can you get them online?

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