HD 208 – Occupy Big Food

In this passionate speech Alice Jongerden tells how the government has blocked her from running our local community dairy and is now doing whatever it can to control every aspect of our freedom to make responsible decisions about what we want to eat.


Quest for Raw Milk

The community of real milk.

I’ve been talking a lot about raw milk lately, but haven’t really explained much of my own history and why I am so passionate about such a strange thing. While making my weekly journey to pick up my share of raw milk, the bright orange colors of the fall leaves stimulated memories from my own quest for raw milk….

Come to think of it, one of the cowshare members from our community meeting last night asked me how I got interested in raw milk, so I have had it on my mind. It is really exciting and interesting to meet the people involved in the Our Cows cowshare. In many ways I am glad that Fraser Health has forced us to come together as a community.

I am not really sure when I decided to find a way to drink raw milk. A moment I can put my finger on is a day in the back alleys of Kao San Road in Bangkok. I was killing time, waiting for my visa to Burma to be processed, when I found a book in a remote corner of an overloaded trinket/bookstore: The Traditional Healer’s Handbook: A Classic Guide to the Medicine of Avicenna by Hakim G.M. Chishti N.D.



Defend Co-operative Dairying in BC

Tomorrow, Tuesday September 14th, 2010 there will be a hearing at the Court building in New Westminster against our local cowshare Home on the Range, please join us if you can. The address is 651 Carnarvon Street, between 6th and 8th Street, adjacent to Douglas College. Parking is hard to find in that neighbourhood in the morning. The Court building is about half a mile from each of the Columbia or New Westminster SkyTrain stations – a 15 minute walk.

The following is from Alice Jongerden our agister:

The biggest and most important thing we need is to have as many people at the courthouse as possible. So come…bring your friends, email your contacts, put it on facebook…tell everyone to be there at 8:55 AM. Court starts at 10am.