1575 Browns Chapel Road , Reston, VA
POSTPONED: The Meetup has been postponed due to unavailability of the speaker. She expects to be available in July, but cannot yet commit to a date. We will "reannounce" the meetup when we have a new date. Feel free to RSVP to receive any updates before the program is announced again to the whole membership.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to run a dairy?
Have you heard about how unsanitary and inhumane the commercial dairies are? After all, that is where supermarket milk comes from.
Well, wonder no more!
On Saturday afternoon, May 3rd, Theresa Mick and some of her family will be joining us at Browns Chapel to talk about what daily life is like running their Warrenton dairy, Golden Valley Farm. Be prepared to also learn about why the Micks have chosen Guernseys as their breed of choice for the dairy and the challenges they face legally selling raw dairy in Virginia.
As usual, Mom's Organic Market will be providing us with a yummy snack. However, this time, we will also be able to sample some of the creamiest, freshest milk you have ever tasted!
After the break, Jack Moore will share an annotated reading list of the best writings he has found on such topics as why pasteurization became so popular, how milk was once used to treat chronic disease at the Mayo Clinic, how pasteurization damages the molecular structure of milk, the difference between A1 and A2 milk for people who have trouble with consuming dairy, how raw dairy is actually safer than the public is led to believe, and other topics.
We can't really talk about raw dairy without also getting into the politics behind Big Dairy's incessant efforts to prevent purchase and consumption of this sacred food. Kim Hartke will be joining us as a special resource for this conversation. She works as publicist for the Weston Price Foundation, The Campaign for Real Milk, and Farm To Consumer Legal Defense Fund . Her blog, hartkeisonline.com, covers raw dairy politics and hosts guest bloggers from local foods movement throughout the U.S. and abroad. She is also a cowshare owner and raw milk activist.