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More raw milk farmers being harassed

From Cultured Mama.com:

“Mary and Bart Hill own M & B Fairview Farm in Hamburg, PA.  For the last five years, they have provided delicious, nutritious raw milk from their gentle, friendly Jerseys and  Milking Devons and subsequent crosses, as well as from their herd of a variety of breeds of dairy goats.  I can personally attest to their goat’s milk being the best I have ever tasted; fresh, creamy and sweet without that typical “gamey” flavor commonly associated with goat’s milk.

They also provide grass-fed and pastured meats of beef as well as goat and chicken, along with truly pastured eggs.  In fact, if you wanted to buy a live chicken from them, the website advises that you set an appointment and give plenty of warning so that they have time to go out and catch one of their free-ranging birds.  Local upscale restaurants carry their meats and dairy, and they are a staple at many farm markets around the region. Continue reading

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Health inspectors check out third annual raw milk symposium in MN

The latest from David E. Gumpert at The Complete Patient blog:

“Last Thursday, the day before the Third Annual Raw Milk Symposium was due to get under way at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Bloomington, MN, hotel chef Pierre Jean Laupies had a visit from two local health department inspectors.

“They said they received a complaint,” he related in a conversation this morning. “They told me, ‘Do not use raw milk. Do not handle raw milk.’” (Who made the “complaint”? Ah, the inspectors couldn’t say. Maybe Joe in communicable diseases, or Mary in restaurant inspections. Or maybe an inspector just saw the Symposium’s reference to the upcoming “unveiling of our Traditional Foods Menu” for the weekend, and  didn’t know what the hell traditional foods are.) Continue reading

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