Daily Archives: September 15, 2011

California’s Santa Cruz County passes Food Freedom resolution to protect private cowshares and food freedom

As reported in the Local Food Freedom — Nevada County blog.

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County of Santa Cruz

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

RE: RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING THE RIGHTS OF INDIVIDUALS TO GROW AND CONSUME THEIR OWN FOOD PRODUCTS AND TO ENTER INTO PRIVATE CONTRACTS WITH OTHER INDIVIDUALS TO BOARD ANIMALS FOR FOOD

Dear Members of the Board:

For many years, Santa Cruz County has been at the forefront of the local food movement. It has long been recognized that eating locally and growing your own food supports sustainability, local farmers, and healthy eating. Continue reading

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Appeal verdict decision in Michael Schmidt raw milk case postponed til “sometime next week”

That’s according to an email from Michael’s lawyer, Karen Selick at 1:54 pm Thursday Sept. 15, 2011.

Child drinks milk direct from a cow in Cambodia. Photo via Michael Schmidt.

Here’s what she wrote: Continue reading

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TWO: Michael Schmidt’s countdown to a verdict on the province’s appeal of his raw milk acquittal from January of 2010

New material added at 2 pm Thursday. Click “Read More” below to see it:

Two days to go   Continue reading

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When they finally “bought the farm”

From Steph Larsen on Civil Eats blog:

Learning to drive a 1960s Farmall tractor. Photo via Civil Eats blog.

“In December of 2010, I bought the farm.

Clearly I mean this in the literal, not euphemistic, sense. (Although I’ve spent some time pondering why the phrase “bought the farm” means “to die,” but I digress.) Continue reading

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