Farmer on Trial - Alvin Schlangen of Minnesota
Alvin Schlangen is a peaceful farmer who connects people with the food sources that meet their high standards for health by providing private access under lawful ownership of farm animals- for dairy food access: the member owners pay the Amish farm family for labor to milk the leased 100% grass-fed cows, manage the pasture, store the feed, etc. This is sustainable farming in reality- where the value of food supports the cost incurred...without government subsidies or harm to the environment. The balance of food options are purchased by the club, for the members. FFC has multiple farm sources providing real food to member families- very efficiently, with lots of volunteer effort.
Over the past two years, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture has illegally raided Alvin’s van, warehouse, and farm. The state has now brought multiple charges against Alvin related to food distribution; he faces misdemeanor counts in 3 counties as well as administrative charges. His upcoming trial is in Hennepin County and is history in the making because it is the first time that this type of case will be heard before a jury. What happens in this case will affect farmers and food freedoms across the country for years to come. If convicted, Alvin faces up to a year in jail and hefty fines... just for helping to connect consumers to the producers and foods of their choice.
Please join us September 17, 2012 in defense of Alvin, details follow:
Hennepin County Government Center
300 South 6th Street
Minneapolis , MN 55487
Monday September 17th through Wednesday September 19th
Trial begins Monday at 9am. Please allow time for parking and getting through the security
Videos about this:
YouTube link- in depth version (5 min): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHegVHO9eIM
For further information, please refer people to: rawmilkfreedomriders.com. The homepage is about Alvin's trial right now, and there they can follow a link to a form that they can sign up for being at the courtroom so that we have an idea of how many will be there and can notify people of any updates/changes.