May 14, 2012
Dozens of advocates of raw milk rallied outside the Hennepin County courthouse Monday to support a farmer charged with food code violations for distributing unpasteurized milk.
Alvin Schlangen, of Freeport, doesn’t produce raw milk himself, but distributes it to over 100 consumers, mostly in the Twin Cities. Minnesota only allows farmers producing raw milk to sell it. Schlangen said he has not violated that rule. The consumers all belong to his private food club, an organization that leases the cows from Amish farmers; he says all he does is deliver the end product.