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Farmer jailed for unlicenced raw milk

Sharon Ann Palmer, arrested in California for raw goat milk crimes?

Sharon Ann Palmer of Healthy Family Farms, arrested in California for raw goat milk crimes?

First, a summary from the Journal of Whole Food and Nutrition: “….Now it’s goat milk and cheese. … The owner of Healthy Family Farms has been arrested and jailed. Now out of jail, Sharon Palmer is facing criminal charges for selling raw goat cheese and raw goat milk at farmers markets in Ventura CA…”

And now, an excerpt from a report in the Ventura County Star from Sunday Dec. 21, 2008:

“….Sharon Ann Palmer, 48, was arrested in connection with the plant called Healthy Family Farms at 6780 Wheeler Canyon Road, Ventura County Sheriff’s Department officials said in a prepared statement.

Members of the department’s Agricultural Crimes Unit and other local health agencies began an investigation of Palmer in the first week of December and found she was operating the plant without a license and selling potentially unpasteurized milk products at farmers’ markets in Ventura, Santa Barbara and Los Angeles counties, according to the statement. Continue reading


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