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Mountain Dairy

Posted By: William Brainard <>
Date: Sunday, 5 August 2001, at 9:47 a.m.

Many retail outlets in the area have Mountain Dairy products. We even have neighbors who have home delivery here in Coventry. Does anyone know if the milk processing plant in Mansfield has a store on the premises where Mountain Dairy products can be purchased? Right now the best place to buy Mt. Dairy milk is Ted's Market in Hebron. It was $2.79/gallon last week with their discount card. Highland Park in Coventry is getting $3.09/gallon. Our family formerly being in the dairy business, I'd like to support the local dairy. But with stores like Big Y having loss leaders on milk made from who knows where, it's a challenge. For those who might like to take a ride, DW Fish sells milk in glass bottles at his farm on Rt, 85 in Bolton. 


Posted By: Scorpio <>
Date: Sunday, 5 August 2001, at 9:35 p.m.

In Response To: Mountain Dairy (William Brainard)

UCONN used to have a dairy store that was open to the public when I was a kid. They made the best ice cream that I have ever had the pleasure to taste. Chocolate, vanilla and strawberry were the only flavors, but that didn't matter a bit. The store also sold eggs, butter, and honey in a space that was not big enough to accommodate more than two customers at one time. I feel sure that place is only a memory, now. 


Posted By: Virginia Bradford Darrow <>
Date: Saturday, 11 August 2001, at 9:02 p.m.

In Response To: Re: Mountain Dairy (Scorpio)

In response to Scorpio:

UConn has a new, enlarged, improved Dairy Store at the same location you remember. It is still selling ice cream at the counter, to be eaten on premises, or from the refrigerator unit to take home. I didn't notice if the case contained other products. It is one of those places you can't pass without stopping in for a treat. 


Posted By: William Brainard <>
Date: Sunday, 12 August 2001, at 9:34 a.m.

In Response To: Re: Mountain Dairy (Virginia Bradford Darrow)

I was at the new Uconn dairy bar late last winter for the first time since coming back from Florida. It looked like they are selling Guida Seibert products in the dairy case. Used to be dairy products with the state of Ct. logo. I took home a half gallon of the vanilla ice cream; think it was $3.09. I liked the old cramped dairy bar from the early 1950s better. BTW, the new look for the dairy bar can be seen on the Uconn website. 


Posted By: rd <>
Date: Tuesday, 7 August 2001, at 3:40 p.m.

In Response To: Mountain Dairy (William Brainard)

I remember MT Dairy delivering milk to the house in glass bottles. In the early days the bottles had a long neck that contained the rich cream. On real cold winter mornings the cream would freeze and push the cap off the top of the bottle.