Daily Archives: October 17, 2008

Michael Schmidt ruling venue change

Press Release:

To Sell Raw or Not To Sell Raw


Contempt of Court Ruling Will Be Given By Judge MONDAY OCTOBER 20TH

50 Eagle Street West, Newmarket at 9:30 am

With possible jail-time facing him, Michael Schmidt will find out Monday if he has the legal power to continue providing raw milk.

On that day, Judge Boswell will rule in a Newmarket courthouse on contempt of court charges arising from Schmidt’s refusal to stop offering “shares” in his dairy cows – a roundabout way he devised to deliver pure, unpasteurized milk to the people who want it. Continue reading

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100th post, first poll – your thoughts?

Welcome to the bovine’s 100th post. We’ve been going for a little over a month now, since Sept. 6th, and we’ve tried to bring you raw milk news from across the continent and beyond. If anyone out there has leads or story ideas or would like to write something we’d be happy to hear from you. Write to us at thebovine at gmx dot com.

As of Friday October 17th at 9:20 am Toronto time, we’ve had 4,779 visits to our site. 194 of those took place yesterday. Next week there’s a lot coming up on the local raw milk scene, with Michael Schmidt’s contempt of court hearing verdict on Monday October 20th in Barrie, and the premiere of Norman Loft’s film about “Michael Schmidt, Organic Hero or Bioterrorist” three days later on Oct. 23. There will be some events around that premiere, to be announced in the near future. So stay tuned.

And let us know what you’re thinking. Email, comment, or just take part in our first public opinion survey.

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Annika “got raw milk” in Vermont

Photo from Northern Kingdom Localvores blog

Photo from Northern Kingdom Localvores blog

We found this little blurb about raw milk on the Northeast Kingdom Localvores blog. That’s from Vermont, in case you didn’t know. It seems the writer of this post, Annika, gets her milk from Tamarlane Farm, which is in her locality. Here’s some of what she has to say about it in her post from October 16th, 2008:

Local milk is easy to find in Vermont. Although numbers are dwindling, there are still several dairy farms in the area, and every supermarket carries Vermont milk. We took it a step further last month and started buying raw milk directly from the farm: Tamarlane Farm, to be more specific. You can pick their milk up right in downtown Lyndonville at the Freighthouse Restaurant (you have to drop off your own container and pick it up the next day). Continue reading


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