Daily Archives: September 16, 2011

ONE: Michael Schmidt’s raw milk countdown to a postponed verdict

Today was to have been the day on which Judge Tetley would pronounce his decision on the Province’s appeal of Michael Schmidt’s January 2010 acquittal on 19 raw milk charges. Instead we have news of posponement of that decision, which was made public yesterday. Still, the countdown has its own momentum, and today we bring you what was to have been the last installment of Michael Schmidt’s meditation on the diminishing numbers:

Farmer Michael Schmidt, in his other role, as orchestral conductor at Symphony in the Barn

Let me use this last essay to honor ONE person in this amazing journey.

This person has done more for the entire raw milk movement, food freedom movement than anybody else. Continue reading


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Schmidt raw milk appeal verdict put off

From  Don Crosby in the Owen Sound Sun Times:

Michael Schmidt, the farmer, cultivating his fields with a team of draft horses.

“Raw milk advocate Michael Schmidt will have to wait a few more days to find out whether a judge will overturn his acquittal on 19 charges related to selling and distributing raw milk. The judge hearing the appeal was to release his decision on July 4. That was postponed until today. Continue reading

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