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“SANTA CRUZ – Boulder Creek resident Annette Mello, who had sworn off milk, tipped a cup of fresh, warm goat’s milk to her lips and took a drink.
Mello was part of a small group of people who gathered across from the downtown Santa Cruz Farmer’s Market Wednesday for an act of civil disobedience: drinking raw milk from an unlicensed Bonny Doon dairy. Five of the county’s estimated 20 dairy collectives, or “herd shares,” gathered to protest a series of cease-and-desist letters sent by state regulators to similar farms across the state. Continue reading
“Last week Santa Cruz went to the dogs, with its new law giving canines rights to visit the boutique downtown.
This week it’s going to the goats, who will be milked near the downtown farmer’s market by a group of protesting farmers. The milk, unprocessed and untainted by the government, will be shared for free at 3 p.m., after a 2:30 p.m. parade of goats.
The protest stems from attempts by the California Food and Drug Administration to limit consumption of unprocessed milk by dairy collectives, those that share their food among shareholders. The CDFA says all dairies should be licensed to monitor public health issues. Continue reading
From Cody, Tanya and Abigail Dahl, in the December update from “Journey of Health” email newsletter:
“I have a lot to say and a lot has happened this month. Most of you know that Alberta Health Services came into our store and seized Abigail’s raw milk. Cody was charged with assault charges for chasing after the health inspector in the parking lot trying to take back Abigail’s life force nutrient dense raw goat milk. Continue reading
Here’s an excerpt from a recent story from SouthCoastToday.com by Phil Devitt titled “Local Farmer touts benefits of raw milk:
“WESTPORT — Sandi Porter says that, despite reports to the contrary, there is nothing wrong with drinking raw milk.
Saturday, she opened her goat farm to the public and told visitors why.
Lyons Brook Farm at 76 Drift Road was one of nine farms statewide open for free tours as part of Raw Milk Dairy Day, organized by the Northeast Organic Farming Association.
Porter raises alpine and nubian dairy goats at her small farm on the Westport River, and sells the raw, unpasteurized milk to the public.
“Raw milk is very important,” Porter said. “Children need it who have Crohn’s disease (intestinal inflammation) and milk allergies that don’t allow them to drink pasteurized milk. It has benefits.” Continue reading
Here’s an excerpt from a Salon.com story about a couple of artist/intellectuals who gave up the New York way of life to become goat herders in Vermont. Sounds like fun. Thanks to Gordon Watson, our west-coast correspondent, for bringing this story to our attention.
“June 29, 2009 | Brad Kessler was living in a rent-controlled apartment in New York’s East Village, writing fiction and teaching creative writing at the New School, when he decided to say goodbye to all that and move to rural Vermont.