Durham, Ontario—October 20, 2015—West Grey Police detained raw milk farmer Michael Schmidt on October 19, 2015 and held him overnight when he reported for booking on theft charges. The Canadian government is
Episode 15 of the Food Rights Hour podcast is about the importance of preserving the right to farm sustainably. During this episode, our host, Kimberly Hartke, speaks with an underground dairy farmer; a small farm advocate, Leon La Jeunesse; the forbidden oysterman, Greg Garrett; the raw food farmer, Lee Ann Hoovey; and FTCLDF Vice President and attorney, Elizabeth Rich.
Episode 11 of the Food Rights Hour podcast is about the Save Your Bacon FundRAISER on Joel Salatin’s Polyface Farm last September. During this episode, the host and emcee for the event, Kimberly Hartke, gives you a taste of what it was like to be a part of this enjoyable and heartfelt event that raised much needed legal defense funds to protect your right to choose humanely raised food.
Although purported to address food safety problems in the industrial food system, implementation of the FSMA poses a threat to the ‘local food movement’ and true food security—-the ability of a country region or locality to produce enough food to meet its own needs.
The most wonderful aspect of going local with your diet, is the opportunity to meet pioneers of organic, sustainable agriculture. There is
The Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund (FTCLDF) hosts a benefactor’s bash at Polyface Farm every year. This event is exciting, casual and inspiring. The things you’ll see and learn and the people you’ll meet are well worth the trip to
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 several 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.
Episode 8 of the Food Rights Hour podcast is about the National Farmers Union’s endorsement of raw milk. During this episode, host Kimberly Hartke talks to guests David Gumpert, Mark McAfee, Hannah Smith-Brubaker, Richard R. Oswald, and Danielle Nierenberg about the National Farmers Union’s (NFU) decision to endorse this nutrient-dense beverage. What does NFU’s decision mean for the future of raw milk?
Episode 7 of the Food Rights Hour podcast is about internet barnraisings. During this two-part episode by host Kimberly Hartke, Paul Wheaton talks about his Kickstarter campaign for a rocket mass heater DVD, and his popular permaculture discussion forum, permies.com. Then, Kimberly and Mark Baker discuss his campaign on Indiegogo for his new project, Anyone Can Farm. Learn how farmers and other permaculture extraordinaires 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
Episode 3 of the Food Rights Hour podcast is an interview with Kristina Carmichael, a consumer involved in defending the source of her food, and Jojo Milano, a West Palm Beach area farmer. The West Palm Beach community fought back against zoning changes that would have negatively impacted a