One of our members over at the Homesteading Today forums is currently under attack for selling raw milk cheese. Now mind you they have been doing so for 30 years, have never had a case of illness from their cheese and have a substantial client base that is happy with their product. Here is a news article on their story. You can follow their saga on their blog here. One of the members over at HT came up with the idea to "Sponsor a Cheese" to help out Morningland Dairy and to help show that people are willing to stand up for our family farms. Here is her idea:
Sponsor A Cheese, Save A Dairy!
I'll assume most of us are aware of the assault against Morningland Dairy that began back in August, and has resulted in anti-raw milk pencil pushers (and toadies of corporate dairy concerns) demanding that the dairy destroy all their cheese in stock (SIX MONTHS WORTH OF PRODUCT!) -- despite the fact that all FDA testing done at the dairy proved that there is absolutely NO contamination of their healthy food.
So... I had an idea. Here's what I am going to do, and if you'd like to do the same, I certainly encourage you to join the Un-Cheese Party!
Here's the low down:
If Morningland can't sell the cheese because the Missouri Milk Board and the FDA are against wholesome food, they may well lose their family business of THIRTY YEARS. (And through all those years they are able to boast that NO ONE has EVER been made ill by their cheese!)
I'm not going to let that happen if I can help it.
I'm going to "sponsor" a few pounds of that embargoed cheese. I invite anyone else who is interested to join me in our
CYBER-SPACE UN-CHEESE PARTY!
I've got a call in to Ozark Jewels, to find out exactly how many pounds of cheese are in the cooler, and I'll let you know how much there is.
Here's how to SPONSOR A CHEESE:
The average price per pound is $5. You can send your sponsorship checks or money orders directly to the dairy. Just let them know what the money is for, and a note of encouragement would certainly be appreciated.
6248 County Road 2980
Mountain View, MO
Now, folks, this is a PARTY, so INVITE YOUR FRIENDS, your neighbors, your mere acquaintances to join us!
Plaster the message on other boards you frequent, put it on your Facebook Status, make a YouTube video and hey! maybe it'll go viral!
We have to stand together as raw milk consumers and producers, or we WILL see the day where we can't even grow food for our own consumption!
(see the thread, "Another threat against raw milk" for sample letters to write to your politicians to make an even bigger impact.)
Let's get Morningland back on its feet -
SAVE THE CHEESE!!!
All I can say is that I am in and will be sponsoring a cheese. If we small farmers don't stand together pretty soon there won't be any of us left as they find ways to shut us down and take what we have "for the common good". Blessings from the farm, Kat