Podcast with host Kimberly Hartke
Episode 9 of the Food Rights Hour podcast is about the case of Amish dairy farmer, Vernon Hershberger. During this episode, host Kimberly Hartke talks to a few of Vernon’s club members, folks who know firsthand the value of the farm-to-consumer relationship. We also hear from FTCLDF President, Pete Kennedy, about the case and from Co-Founder of Farm Food Freedom Coalition, Liz Reitzig, about the events surrounding the upcoming trial that begins on May 20th.
Why is this court case significant for not only Grazin’ Acres but for all access to raw milk in all states around the country? What does Pete Kennedy think will happen if Wisconsin legalizes the sale of raw milk? Why are Grazin’ Acres club members such strong supporters of Vernon Hershberger and his food buying club? What events are planned to show support for Vernon Hershberger in Baraboo around the time of the trial?
Listen to the podcast to find out!
The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the speaker(s) and not those of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund.
|Vernon Hershberger at the Grazin’ Acres farm pantry; Photo credit: Baraboo News Republic
About Hershberger’s Club Members
Jennifer Morrison, Joy Martinson, and Pierre Pippert were in varying degrees of poor health or disease before discovering and becoming club members of Vernon Hershberger’s Grazin’ Acres. Hear more about their stories on the podcast.
About Pete Kennedy, Esq.
Pete Kennedy is an attorney in Sarasota, Florida and serves as the president of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund and vice president of the Farm-to-Consumer Foundation. Prior to and since the founding of these organizations, Pete has worked on raw dairy issues in various states as well as other food distribution aspects including extensive reviews of legislation, particularly food safety and raw milk bills. He also provides instruction on the legal aspects for Cow-Share College & Goat-Share University.
|Liz Reitzig; Photo credit: Hartke Communications
About Liz Reitzig
Liz Reitzig is a certified Liberation Wellness Nutritionist and a regular contributor to Liberation Wellness (www.LiberationWellnessBlog.com). She serves as President of the Maryland Independent Consumers and Farmers Association and Secretary of the National Independent Consumers and Farmers Association. As a champion for real foods and farm freedom, Liz is the co-founder and partner in a farm fresh buying club and raises her own family on real foods from local farms. She is also a Chapter Leader for the Weston A Price Foundation. She was featured in the film Farmageddon: The Unseen War on American Family Farms; see Liz 18 seconds into the trailer. More recently, Liz co-founded the Farm Food Freedom Coalition and has been engaged in organizing rallies and other events promoting food rights.
“Raw Milk Farmer Accused of Selling Raw Milk Stays Free”, video posted March 2, 2012 on Channel3000.com
Read Farmer Faces Jail for Feeding Community on Food Rights News
Read Let the World Know You Believe in Raw Milk by Liz Reitzig and Kimberly Hartke about the Hershberger Trial events in Wisconsin
Check out Kimberly Hartke’s blog articles about Vernon’s upcoming trial: Vernon Hershberger Case Puts Food Freedom on Trial and the Backstory of Vernon Hershberger
Can’t attend the Trial on May 20th-24th? Watch the trial live.
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