- Milk Thistle Organic Dairy Farm
See milkthistlefarm.com for Greenmarket locations
The dairy pendulum has swung, from joyless skim to full-fat, glass-bottled, non-homogenized, and so local you should know the cow’s name. And the benefits extend beyond your cereal bowl. Last year, Dante Hess, whose Columbia County–based Milk Thistle has gained a cult Greenmarket following and a foothold at Momofuku Milk Bar, which transforms his product into Cereal Milk and soft-serve, introduced a new, value-added product: quasi-drinkable yogurt that’s so rich and thick you’ll need a spoon. Made only from the organic, batch-pasteurized milk of his pastured Jersey cows and live cultures, it’s a different creature entirely from the gummy, additive-laden stuff you find on supermarket shelves. Embellish it if you must with a drizzle of honey or maple syrup, or drink it straight for a pure, unmasked yogurt tang.
From the 2010 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).