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Re: Bethel Farms Dairy / CY Dairy
« Reply #60 on: August 02, 2022, 06:44:15 AM »
So I went to the farm on Friday to fetch a few yogurts, I wanted to make sure I'm getting the freshest and I was in the area anyway. What should I say... the OP's long megilah was no exaggeration. These yogurts are creamy and smooth as it gets, zero tartness but not too sweet, and tastes absolutely delicious! Like Exgingi, I've also wondered whether these are regular yogurts or some sort of soft creamy cheese. Today I was back at the farm, this time to really stock up.

If I may share my 2 cents what I picked up.

IMO maple is their best flavor, delicious and not too sweet. Vanilla bean was a bit too sweet. The guy working at the farm stand (an einikel of the Chofetz Chaim zt"l !) also confirmed that maple yogurt is their hottest item. (I did not see any plain yogurts not at the farm and not in the grocery)

They started to produce peach and blueberry yogurts too, was only available in smaller cups as a sort of tasting option. Was delicious as well and far better than the big brands, but maple is king IMO.

When produced, it's dated about a month ahead, so don't expect later expiration dates.

For $2.75 at the farm and probably more than that at your local supermarket, these aren't cheap, but definitely worth it for such a superb product.

Thanks @wayfe for introducing it here!
Where is the farm located?

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Re: Bethel Farms Dairy / CY Dairy
« Reply #61 on: August 02, 2022, 09:13:04 AM »
Where is the farm located?

522 Happy Ave
Swan Lake, NY 12783
(down the street from Mogen Av)
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Re: Bethel Farms Dairy / CY Dairy
« Reply #62 on: August 02, 2022, 10:11:21 AM »

522 Happy Ave
Swan Lake, NY 12783
(down the street from Mogen Av)
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Re: Bethel Farms Dairy / CY Dairy
« Reply #63 on: August 02, 2022, 01:25:33 PM »
Your post prompted me to try it, and I must agree that it is unlike any other yogurt I've ever tried. Delicious.
Which stores in CH sell it?
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Re: Bethel Farms Dairy / CY Dairy
« Reply #64 on: August 02, 2022, 01:50:25 PM »

Saw that. They didn’t have it.

ETA:They restocked. Pom also has.

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Re: Bethel Farms Dairy / CY Dairy
« Reply #65 on: August 02, 2022, 02:13:01 PM »
Which stores in CH sell it?

Kahan's definitely.

I believe Empire Kosher also carries it.
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Re: Bethel Farms Dairy / CY Dairy
« Reply #66 on: August 02, 2022, 02:22:34 PM »

I believe Empire Kosher also carries it.

They do

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Re: Bethel Farms Dairy / CY Dairy
« Reply #67 on: August 02, 2022, 02:25:41 PM »
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Re: Bethel Farms Dairy / CY Dairy
« Reply #68 on: August 02, 2022, 06:20:20 PM »
Just saw it in Benz's.

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Re: Bethel Farms Dairy / CY Dairy
« Reply #69 on: August 02, 2022, 06:32:32 PM »
I think today was restock day.

My supermarket restocked everything besides for the plain yogurts :(
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Re: Bethel Farms Dairy / CY Dairy
« Reply #70 on: August 02, 2022, 09:33:40 PM »
Was surprised to see their milks and yogurts in south Florida yesterday and prices seemed pretty fair 3$ for milk

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Re: Bethel Farms Dairy / CY Dairy
« Reply #71 on: August 02, 2022, 09:46:46 PM »
Were they expired?
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Bethel Farms Dairy / CY Dairy
« Reply #72 on: August 02, 2022, 09:50:45 PM »
Were they expired?
I didn't notice an expiration date on the yogurt container that I had

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Re: Bethel Farms Dairy / CY Dairy
« Reply #73 on: August 02, 2022, 09:57:07 PM »
I didn't notice an expiration date on the yogurt container that I had

You might have to look hard. I finally found it, quite faintly stamped over some words on the top foil.

The new batch I saw was dated for 8/21 or possibly 8/31.
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Re: Bethel Farms Dairy / CY Dairy
« Reply #74 on: August 02, 2022, 09:59:05 PM »
Rant:

Can anyone please explain to me why there are around 5 different brands of cottage cheese (plus a low fat, full fat, and non-fat version of each) and they all look like this?










Why can't a single one of them look like this?





Who needs 5 versions of the same garbage?
probably because it's cheaper to manufacturer at those locations....they don't have their own manufacturing facilities and they probably look for the cheapest place to get it done. You seem to have picked a specialty and semi specialty cottage cheese for comparison.
Dean, Hood, Garelik Farms, Cabot, Breakstone, and most store brands are all full of fillers, stabilizers, etc
I find interesting that you make this kosher brand problem rather than an industry wide issue.
Some samples below....








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Re: Bethel Farms Dairy / CY Dairy
« Reply #75 on: August 02, 2022, 10:24:20 PM »
probably because it's cheaper to manufacturer at those locations....they don't have their own manufacturing facilities and they probably look for the cheapest place to get it done. You seem to have picked a specialty and semi specialty cottage cheese for comparison.
Dean, Hood, Garelik Farms, Cabot, Breakstone, and most store brands are all full of fillers, stabilizers, etc

I wouldn't call Daisy a specialty brand. It's available to every Joe who walks into Walmart.

I was in no way trying to make it sound like non-CY dairy is by default healthier or better. My point was that there are options. If the Kosher market had no options, I would understand. But we have options... they just aren't really options.

You make it sound like these manufacturers have no choice but to make crappy products.

My rant is that for a community that already spends and is willing to spend $$$ on food, there are so, so few companies that actually have standards that they expect their food to meet. Every (ok, almost) kosher brand is essentially just some private label cheap production, like Target's Up & Up or Walmart's Great Value. Yet none of them is marketed as such, and none of them are actually at 'value' prices.

...Where are the brands that are actually proud of their products? Where are the kosher artisans? Where are the brands that are actually crafting and looking to improve?

I find interesting that you make this kosher brand problem rather than an industry wide issue.

This seems a bit pointed. What exactly do you find so interesting?
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Re: Bethel Farms Dairy / CY Dairy
« Reply #76 on: August 02, 2022, 11:10:54 PM »
I wouldn't call Daisy a specialty brand. It's available to every Joe who walks into Walmart.

I was in no way trying to make it sound like non-CY dairy is by default healthier or better. My point was that there are options. If the Kosher market had no options, I would understand. But we have options... they just aren't really options.

You make it sound like these manufacturers have no choice but to make crappy products.

My rant is that for a community that already spends and is willing to spend $$$ on food, there are so, so few companies that actually have standards that they expect their food to meet. Every (ok, almost) kosher brand is essentially just some private label cheap production, like Target's Up & Up or Walmart's Great Value. Yet none of them is marketed as such, and none of them are actually at 'value' prices.

...Where are the brands that are actually proud of their products? Where are the kosher artisans? Where are the brands that are actually crafting and looking to improve?

This seems a bit pointed. What exactly do you find so interesting?
Gefen but they are a shelf stable production
They only make things they can stock in a warehouse
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Re: Bethel Farms Dairy / CY Dairy
« Reply #77 on: August 02, 2022, 11:58:44 PM »
My rant is that for a community that already spends and is willing to spend $$$ on food, there are so, so few companies that actually have standards that they expect their food to meet. Every (ok, almost) kosher brand is essentially just some private label cheap production, like Target's Up & Up or Walmart's Great Value. Yet none of them is marketed as such, and none of them are actually at 'value' prices.
we don't choose to spend extra on food. to get those foods produced at a kosher standard we want already costs $$$ . to, on top of that, invest in crafting etc. , while still being able to maintain the kosher standards, who could afford it?
and would that be enough people to support the product?

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Re: Bethel Farms Dairy / CY Dairy
« Reply #78 on: August 03, 2022, 12:29:13 PM »
I think today was restock day.

My supermarket restocked everything besides for the plain yogurts :(

No plain yogurt at Kahan's in CH this morning.  :(
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Re: Bethel Farms Dairy / CY Dairy
« Reply #79 on: August 03, 2022, 01:42:59 PM »


My rant is that for a community that already spends and is willing to spend $$$ on food, there are so, so few companies that actually have standards that they expect their food to meet. Every (ok, almost) kosher brand is essentially just some private label Dean, Hood, Garelik Farms, Cabot, Breakstone, cheap production, like . Yet none of them is marketed as such, and none of them are actually at 'value' prices.
FTFY these aren't some no name, fly by night companies
we don't choose to spend extra on food. to get those foods produced at a kosher standard we want already costs $$$ . to, on top of that, invest in crafting etc. , while still being able to maintain the kosher standards, who could afford it?
and would that be enough people to support the product?
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