Aaron Dykes and Melissa Melton
We decided to take a road trip to a local farm in Central Texas to purchase some of the delicious and empowering raw milk (from grass fed cows). Not only was it a pleasant diversion to the countryside, but a worthwhile chance to put the journey for milk freedom into the context of food politics and the larger awakening.
Meanwhile, in states like Texas (and 18 other states), raw milk can only legally be purchased directly from the farm. In Wisconsin, the state persecuted Amish farmer Vernon Hershberger and took him to trial; in Texas, the authorities-that-be went after Miller Farms for daring meet (more than) willing customers at pre-paid drop points including private residences and local Farmer’s Markets, dumping more than 700 gallons of pure milk (at $7 per gallon) and revoking their license.
Refer to this map with up-to-date information on raw milk’s legal status inside the U.S., created by the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund: