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I am not sure if you all missed this article on digg today but it was really great. I live just an hour from this guy who wrote it in the shenandoah valley of Virginia.<br><br>
It is really a great read.<br><br><a href="http://www.mindfully.org/Farm/2003/Everything-Is-Illegal1esp03.htm" target="_blank">http://www.mindfully.org/Farm/2003/E...egal1esp03.htm</a>
 

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This says exactly how I feel. Thanks for posting!
 

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Your title made me chuckle because I just said that to my friends last week. I want to have chickens, but my subdivision doesn't allow them, I want a home birth with a midwife, and this state doesn't allow it, I don't vax my kid and it's looked down upon.. I want raw milk, they won't let it be sold unless it's through these secret underground channels.<br><br>
I'm glad there's a place like MDC where I'm not the only 'crazy' one. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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great read, thanks for posting!
 

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This is a great article and a reminder about how we need to protect our freedoms. I should be deciding if it is safe to buy meat buchered on the farm, not the government. Plus, I would like to sell food items from off our land someday and I am dreading the red tape--I will probably end up selling to friends only.<br><br><br>
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I'll buy from ya, Jen! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
ITA - I'm really amazed by how much government interferes with our food supply. And I really don't think it's in the name of safety - it's in the name of protecting corporate culture and big money. Argh. Thanks for the article, NoTIGG.
 

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That's funny. My hubby just emailed me. His parents have a farm. They sell meat, but they sell it before it's butchered and whoever buys it picks it up from the butcher. And their eggs, milk, and butter, the "sell" for a "donation". It's ridiculous how they have to go through all that, but they also don't advertise. They've been in that area forever (my FIL's grandparents lived in part of their house) and so they know enough people they don't often have a surplus. I wish I could do that up here in Alaska, but I haven't even had luck finding a place to buy a cow share.<br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">That's funny. My hubby just emailed me. His parents have a farm. They sell meat, but they sell it before it's butchered and whoever buys it picks it up from the butcher. And their eggs, milk, and butter, the "sell" for a "donation". It's ridiculous how they have to go through all that, but they also don't advertise. They've been in that area forever (my FIL's grandparents lived in part of their house) and so they know enough people they don't often have a surplus. I wish I could do that up here in Alaska, but I haven't even had luck finding a place to buy a cow share.<br><br>
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I was thinking of some of those same exact things to use as loopholes to get around such messes.
 

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Thanks for those good ideas. I forgot all about the "donation" thing. I have also heard of you buy the container and the milk is "free".<br><br>
You can buy from me HerbanGirl <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> (We are heading towards raw goat dairy, fruit, and eggs/poultry) Just don't turn me in<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 
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