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    •  we have an Amish community about an hour... (0+ / 0-)

      ...or so away from Philly outside Lancaster, PA. We're going up there next weekend for a family get together. Haven't had fresh cider in ages. Thanks for the tip!

      "Peace is the protector of genius. War is the mortal enemy of both peace and genius."

      by ImpeachKingBushII on Fri Apr 16, 2010 at 01:05:36 AM PDT

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      •  I'm Pretty Sure Cider-Making is a FALL Activity (1+ / 0-)
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        at least among the Amish.  Remember, we're talking no preservatives and using only local crops.

        You will probably have to wait till Sept./Oct.

        In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king; in the land of the braindead, the smart one is cast as the village idiot."

        by dendron gnostic on Fri Apr 16, 2010 at 03:58:17 AM PDT

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        •  still- there should be care taken.... (1+ / 0-)
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          In October 1996, unpasteurized apple cider or juice was associated with three outbreaks of gastrointestinal illness. In the Western United States, an outbreak of Escherichia coli O157:H7 infections associated with unpasteurized commercial apple juice caused illness in 66 persons and one death (1). In addition, one outbreak of apple cider-related E. coli O157:H7 infections and another of cider-related Cryptosporidium parvum infections occurred in the Northeast. Apple cider is a traditional beverage produced and consumed in the fall. Cider often is manufactured locally at small cider mills where apples are crushed in presses, and the cider frequently is not pasteurized before sale.

          http://www.cdc.gov/...

          List of all milk food poisoning outbreaks examined by CDC- note raw milk is disproportionately represented.

          http://milkfacts.info/...

          Take some microbiology folks.  Raw food may be fine right up until it isn't.  Its a numbers game.  Bacteria grow in poorly stored food.  More bacteria to start and more bacteria can grow.

          You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad. Aldous Huxley

          by murrayewv on Fri Apr 16, 2010 at 04:29:14 AM PDT

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