From a letter to Gordon Watson in B.C. from Charlene in Edmonton Alberta:
The real milk is flowing under the cover of darkness. Hard to find a cow share but more and more people I am sure are starting them. Found one lady who was advertising on Kiijii until I told her that it was not a good idea. I got her a couple of customers from the Slow Food event that I attended.
Had a table display with Weston A Price Foundation and people are really interested. A dairy farmer bought two cows from Eric for his son in law so he could start a cow share. Eric and Judith are stalled. The cow share members have to drive 1 1/2 hours to Eric and Judith’s to consume their milk.
On the good side now all those fear monger people who say “oh, you can’t drink raw milk even dairy farmers are not allowed to drink the milk.” I can set them straight. A lot of people doing goat shares or just selling goats milk. I asked them what the law was for them and they said they don’t know. But there are alot of goat people.
The lawyer for Alberta Health has written it up that we may want to pursue a constitutional challenge and because of the executive order he said it was open to go ahead any time without the $200.00 fee and because it was a court case it’s open to go ahead any time. He did say that he was having to run to court too much over these kinds of issues and that the laws needed adjusting.
Right now we are dealing with Alberta Agriculture. The guy that assaulted Judith is just a big cowboy. You would think that we threatened his child’s life or his own personal pocket book. Michael asked him for names of people in Alberta Agriculture so that Michael could have some dialogue and the guy was just agitated and referred to Judith in court and let the court decide.
He doesn’t like me because I was taking notes for Michael and he got so agitated. He must know he makes blunders with his mouth and he doesn’t want it recorded.
A note regarding the fairytales: Appeal boards = pure fairytale.
We appreciate all the work you are all doing in BC. Thank you it will help all of us. We are going to have Michael come out end of May beginning of June. There is a big group in Grande Prairie eager to get together and hear him. We have started a legal defence fund. Slow Food Edmonton is having Michael in.
So we will gear up for some good events and continue to put together our stategy to change the legislation. The Greater Edmonton Alliance said to put together a strategy and they would help us fix it up. They have been very successful and getting legislation changed in Alberta.
35 responses to “Raw milk cowshares spread in Alberta”
How does one add their support to the Alberta initiative?
Denise would you please contact me through email@example.com and I can give you some advice on this. We need more help in Alberta and there is already a good movement there so your help would be appreciated.
can we really turn this around? sick of big brother telling me what i can and cant think/drink/eat
Great Idea – I drank lots of raw milk growing up in Surrey BC – mmmmm!
I also want to support the Alberta Initiative….
NOTHING IS WRONG WITH RAW MILK IT IS BETTER THAN CHEMICALIZED MILK
How can I support this? I would like the option to drink raw milk.
How can I get in touch with the Grande Prairie group?
Anyway of getting in contact with the St. Albert people?
I am looking for a place to get raw milk in the Fort McMurray area, can anyone help me out?
if you found any in our area (ft mac) let me know, please
Theres people in Fort McMurray that actually care about these issues?! I would love to get in contact with people that have these interests and in my area! (Fort Mac)
im also in fort mcmurray and would love to find raw goats milk… join mommy network international
Everyone should be allowed to drink raw milk without breaking the law.
I’d like to support this initiative to reverse such a ridiculous law as well.
We all drank it growing up & are just fine.
Plus, raw milk makes the best homemade cheese you’ve ever tasted!!
And I’d love to be able to make my favorite cheeses again using raw milk.
I would participate in a cow share program, too.
I’m looking for raw milk (dairy or goat ) near Spruce Grove/Stony Plain area. If there is anyone out there who could help me I’d really appreciate it. Thanks
last heard of … there was a lady out in Tofield, milking a few cooos for a few people, if you can find her
firstname.lastname@example.org email this person they know where you can get raw milk in Alberta
I’m looking for raw milk (dairy or goat) in the Calgary area. If anyone can point me in the right direction, I’d REALLY appreciate it! My doctor said raw milk would be a really good food for me but to avoid pasteurized or homogenized milk. I’m in the process of recovering from cancer and wanted to add this to my diet. Thanks for your help! And thank you everyone who is fight food freedom and the right to drink raw milk!
Tammy, were you able to find raw milk in the calgary area? I also live in Calgary and would like to know where I can buy raw milk. Thanks!
+1 looking for proper milk in the Calgary area… please let me know if you’ve found any. Cheers
Me too! Been looking for fresh milk for ages!
Also looking for raw milk in Calgary! Any success?
Everyone in this thread who wants to help with raw milk in any province, please contact email@example.com. Our initiative needs as many willing people as possible! Thanks!
liked your website, do you have any info on alberta. i live in Edmonton and looking to purchase r milk
Wow..I’m so glad for this artical 🙂
Just read Wheat Belly and watched Farmageddon. I am planning a 180 in my diet and attitude toward government involvement in regulating ANY of our food. Their betrayal of Canadian people is complete.
I live in Red Deer and am interested in drinking raw milk if anyone can help?
Did you find a source in Red Deer?
Plenty of fresh organic produce around but haven’t found any raw milk sources. I found a company which (for $50) will find one for you but didnt peruse it.
I live in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta and am interested in obtaining Raw Milk. I am on a Raw food diet as I believe this to be the only way to get the upmost nutrients in my body. Oh and a REALLY, really good informative documentary to watch is FOOD MATTERS! here is a link.
I live in red deer and I want to know if I can buy raw milk because all the milk in stores make me sick but when I went on vacation in Europe I have raw milk at the farm I was staying in and nothing happens to me I actually felt good and loved the taste I realized that that’s what my body need natural so I was wondering if I can buy it in red deer anyone one where to get it from let me know thanks
I am in Calgary and am the Alberta contact for http://www.rawmilkconsumer.ca. Anyone that can not find raw milk please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone me and leave your phone #. I prefer to talk to you in person or at least communicate and understand where you are.
Hello ive been looking for raw milk for years and grew up as kid drinking cow and buffalo milk back home really sad alberta has it banned i thought this was a free country? Where is the freedom to drink raw milk is a crime? Why because its healthy for us thats y? Or because its going to collaps the milk diary products profits? Please if any knows where i could get regularly raw milk or occasionally would love to have chance of drinking real milk tea or drink it thank you … Please email me at. Kenshin968@yahoo.com
How can the government decide what’s good or bad for me?
Where can I buy raw milk and butter ??
I used to consume it on the farm, now it is so hard to find.