On November 1st, a group of mothers will drive from Maryland to Pennsylvania, where they will legally purchase raw milk from Dan Allgyer (the Amish farmer who was raided by the FDA last year for selling Raw Milk). They will then cross the Pennsylvania/Maryland border and will drive to the FDA headquarters in Silver Spring Maryland where they will then distribute the raw milk to their families and to others waiting there.
The Raw Milk Riders Freedom Rally is being done in response to the raids on Dan’s farm last year as well as the Rawesome raid in California. They have notified the FDA of their intent and it will be *interesting* to see what the FDA’s response will be.
Speakers at the event will include:
- Joel Salatin – Poly Face Farm
- Mark McAfee
- David Gumphart
- Max Kane
- Michael Schmidt
- Liz Reitzig – Raw Milk Activist – Food Freedom Coalition
You can join the Facebook page at: Raw Milk Freedom Riders – Mom Caravan and Rally for more information (including times and location).
I’ve asked for an interview from the Food Freedom Coalition, which is sponsoring the event. I’m hopeful that I’ll have another post this week with that interview and more information.
- Thoughts on Raw Milk and a plea. (healthyfoodnaturally.wordpress.com)
- Raw milk advocate enters hunger strike after charges (thestar.com)