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no sales of home products in Va.
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Ret    Posted 02-15-2005 at 15:29:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yesterday, the legislature in its infinite wisdom still will not let raw milk , jams, cheese jellies, etc to be sold to anyone, even to a neighbor without a state license. However they were nice enough to decide to let you drink your own milk. Nice of them,huh?
To think this was once one of the foremost commonwealths to preach individuality.
REt


MikeT    Posted 02-15-2005 at 19:18:12       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Did they outlaw bartering too? Lets see - A gallon of milk each week for a year aught to be worth, what, 3 or 4 round bales of hay? You get the picture. Don't sell it, just trade it for something. A couple dozen jars of jam might fetch use of a brush hog for a couple of hours or a few dozen eggs.

Bartering drives the feds crazy too.


MJ in SC    Posted 02-16-2005 at 08:25:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
I wholeheartedly agree! We do a bit of bartering here too. Working on a barter at the moment for a Farmall Cub tractor, belly mower, blade and plow...even have another barter in the works to have a friend of the family overhaul it for my cleaning their house!

Gotta love it! :0)


JB    Posted 02-15-2005 at 17:42:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
As a child we drank fresh milk all the time. Later in life we got milk from my uncle's farm. I would say we were lucky. Milk needs to be pasteurized to be sold to anyone else. A six-year girl died from drinking fresh milk a few years ago. I do not like to see people die from this especially kids. Pasteurizing equipment can be bought. I do not like to see government regulations no more than the next person does; some times there is a reason for them.


Salmoneye    Posted 02-15-2005 at 17:01:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
A little revolution now and then, Is cherished by the best of men...

Salmoneye, One Yankee That Disagreed With Slavery, But Fully Agrees With States' Sovereignty, And Who Probably Would Have Fought For The South Despite The Social Issues...

Member In Good Standing; 2nd Vermont Republic...Dot Com, eh?


PS.....I have always said that it was nothing but trouble for us when we decided to come down from the trees...


deadcarp    Posted 02-15-2005 at 16:29:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
if i was about to lose my farm, i'd put a sign right by the road, "free farm products for free will offering - we're all free aren't we? (or go ahead & put us on welfare, ya greed mongers!" :)


Dale in WV    Posted 02-15-2005 at 16:09:52       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I saw a program on TV -- I think on Directv the RFD channel. Seems that another state legislature enacted similar legislation. Their approach was joint ownership. The farmer being interviewed said it was just by chance that it happened. His wife mentioned at the hairdressers that they had a cow and got their own milk. That started interest in some neighbors coming -- bringing their own jars, etc. Then it moved into eggs, then jellies veggies, etc. The participants became true part owners in the cattle, chickens, etc. It gave the farmers an income, kept them on the family farm, but when it came time to buy another cow, they had the "ownership" capital of their contributors and the product sales back to their cooperative to keep them going. I'm for keeping the family farms going -- that's why it caught my interest. Course by now, someone in our sister state has probably seen that program, too and is already drafting legislation...


mark    Posted 02-15-2005 at 15:41:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
talked to a friend of mine in MO last week. He
said they can no longer sell garden veggies
as organic if they use manure from animals
that get vaccinated.


bob ny    Posted 02-15-2005 at 18:51:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
but you can use manure from unprotected cows?
sounds like nys reasoning


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