What a great day to celebrate food choice — and to protest the government’s efforts to curtail those choices.
The sun shone brightly today at Upper Senate Park for the rally to protest the arrest of an Amish farmer selling raw milk. It was inspiring to see so many Real Food and raw milk supporters turn out, including so many with babies and children!
As Weston A. Price Foundation founder Sally Fallon Morell and rally organizer Liz Reitzig both said, many of us become passionate about real food when we become mothers. In my case, it was the desire to become a mom that led me to get off processed foods and soy and onto full-fat dairy and back to carnivorous ways after a near-vegan existence that left me depressed, infertile and suffering from a thyroid disorder and multiple skin problems.
I’m so grateful to the work of Fallon Morell, author of Nourishing Traditions, and to all the people like Reitzig of Grassfed on the Hill, people who spend so much time raising awareness and working as activists so that people can choose what to put in their bodies without their healing food being legislated away.
A full report on the rally will have to wait until tomorrow, but I couldn’t wait to share a few great photos, including of the cow whose milk was imbibed as fresh as can be by organizers and participants. For more details, see http://www.facebook.com/grassfedonthehill or www.grassfedonthehill.com