Verner Herschberger seems to be the man of the hour these days on the North American raw milk scene. Now that Amish dairyman Dan Allgyer has (quite understandably) thrown in the towel after years of harassment over supplying raw milk to a private buying club in another state, lots of people are wondering how Vernon Herschberger is going to fare in his ongoing struggle to follow his conscience and continue supplying people with whom he has privately contracted.
People like the Raw Milk Freedom Riders are throwing their support behind Vernon, and looking to rally others to the cause, notably to show up for the March 1st and 2nd rally which they are planning. So it’s only right that Summer (whatever her last name is) once again has started a Support Facebook page, like she did for Michael Schmidt when he was on his hunger strike. Even if you can’t make it to the rally, you can show support by “Liking” the “Support Vernon Herschberger” Facebook page, which Summer is most graciously “hosting”.
“Join the RAW MILK FREEDOM RIDERS and Farm Food Freedom Coalition for an incredible two-day event Thursday, MARCH 1 and Friday, MARCH 2, 2012 in Sauk County, Wisconsin.
DAY ONE: Rights Workshop
Thursday, March 1, 2012 2:00 PM-5:30 PM followed by a Farm Food Dinner(Space is limited. Reserve your seat today. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to exercise your right to the foods of your choice!) RSVP: RawMilkFreedomRiders@gmail.com
SPEAKERS and RIGHTS TRAINERS INCLUDE: Raw milk activist, Max Kane. Canadian farmer and raw milk speaker, Michael Schmidt, Food Freedom Activist, John Moody, Author and blogger, David Gumpert, Dairy farmer and speaker, Mel Olsen and Raw Milk Freedom Riders/Farm Food Freedom Coalition Co-founder, Liz Reitzig and freedom activist and Constitutional scholar, Michael Badnarik .
Learn about a history of peaceful non-compliance, how to peacefully stand up for your rights in confrontational situations, how to take responsibility for your freedom. Farm-fresh dinner to follow.
DAY TWO: Food Freedom Rally in Support of Vernon
Please also join us the following day, Friday, March 2nd, (11:00-1:00) for a FOOD FREEDOM RALLY in support of Wisconsin dairy farmer, Vernon Hershberger who faces criminal charges, and possible imprisonment, for providing raw dairy to his community via a private herd-share agreement. Vernon courageously stands for food freedom and sets a new standard for farmer’s response to these egregious government violations.
Put into action your right to demonstrate as instructed in the workshop and show solidarity with all independent farmers everywhere prior to Vernon Hershberger’s 1:00 PM hearing.
Food Freedom Rally: Friday, March 2nd, 2012 11:00 AM-1:00 PM at Sauk County Circuit Court 515 Oak Street, Baraboo, WI 53913-2416
Video of a recent attempt to “regulate” Vernon’s operation: