MN Cases: Alvin Schlangen Minnesota farmer, Alvin Schlangen of Freeport, has been charged with criminal misdemeanor counts in two Counties brought by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) through county district attorneys. Alvin is a volunteer manager for a private food buying club, Food Freedom Coop, and delivers to members food from his farm and […]
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The Minnesota trial for Alvin Schlagen on four misdemeanor charges is set to begin today. Here is the press release: This week in a Minneapolis courtroom, Alvin Schlangen, a farmer from Freeport, MN, hears from a jury if he will serve jail time for connecting people with nutrient-dense foods. Alvin and other volunteers are
Episode 5 of the Food Rights Hour podcast is all about farm-to-consumer access. During this three-part episode by host Kimberly Hartke, you’ll hear Joel Salatin and other proponents talk about Virginia’s HB 1430, the “Boneta Bill,” which provides that the “commerce of farm-to-business and farm-to-consumer sales” is included in the Virginia Right to Farm Act; an interview with Liz Reitzig about the new foodie and farm matching website, FarmMatch.com; and interviews with Alvin Schlangen’s lawyer and
Alvin Schlangen sentenced to fines, 1-year probation and 90 days in jail suspended
Stearns County, MN—(August 19, 2013)—Long-time farmer, Alvin Schlangen, was convicted by a jury of 6 on five charges related to feeding his community. The conviction came on August 15 after a
Swarms Post: Two farmers, Mike Hartmann and Alvin Schlangen, head to court this week. Just last Thursday, Hartman was stopped and his truck impounded.
The plight of two Minnesota raw milk providers and those families who depend on them seems to get worse by the minute. As the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) continues to
Schlangen Found Innocent by Jury in Hennepin County Now Threatened with Jail in Stearns County
Stearns County, Minnesota—(August 5, 2013)—Peaceful farmer, Alvin Schlangen, faces five criminal charges with a possible penalty of up to 15 months imprisonment and $5,000 in fines at his trial slated to run August 13-15, 2013, in St. Cloud. Schlangen is no
A significant court victory was won for food rights on September 20, 2012 when a Minnesota jury found farmer Alvin Schlangen not guilty on all three criminal misdemeanor counts for violations of the state food and dairy code. The case was referred by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) and brought by
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Dear Friend of Real Food,
The Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund (FTCLDF) is now in its 6th year and I couldn’t be prouder of the organization’s many accomplishments–helping protect farmers engaged in direct farm-to-consumer sales and supporting farmers who produce the raw milk and the other nutrient-dense foods that nourish ourselves and our families.