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Rural Vermont and the Farm of Milk & Honey Host Raw Milk Open Barn Party, September 7th in Washington

www.ruralvermont.org

For Immediate Release: Friday, August 8th, 2014

Contact Person: Shelby Girard, (802) 223-7222, shelby@ruralvermont.org

Raw Milk Open Barn Party in Washington on September 7th:

Rural Vermont & the Farm of Milk & Honey Host Raw Milk Celebration

On Sunday, September 7th from 1-4 pm, Rural Vermont and the Farm of Milk & Honey partner to host a Raw Milk Open Barn Party at the farm, located at 663 Doyle Road in Washington. This free and family-friendly event is the second in a series of Rural Vermont events that celebrate raw milk and a recent change to the law that allows raw milk enthusiasts to pick up their milk at the farmers’ market. This change creates opportunity, access, and convenience! What better reason to celebrate?!

Folks can also take a tour of the barnyard and beeyard, get to know some other local producers in a mini farmers' market, enjoy live music by John Holland, and indulge everyone's inner kid with MILK & COOKIES. There will also be a free raffle to win goodies donated by the Farm of Milk & Honey!

This latest update to the raw milk law allows Tier 2 raw dairy producers to go beyond home delivery and also offer delivery to farmers’ markets for customers who have first come out to the farm to make their initial purchase.

The Farm of Milk & Honey is taking advantage of this change to the law by offering delivery to customers at both the Chelsea and Barre farmers’ markets, in addition to home delivery. For anyone interested in signing up for, or learning more about, the Farm of Milk & Honey’s delivery service, what better time to visit the farm than the Open Barn party?!

Governor Shumlin signed into law this exciting, albeit modest, improvement to Vermont’s raw milk law in late May, and it went into effect on July 1st, 2014. For more info about raw milk and the new law, visit www.ruralvermont.org, call (802) 223-7222, or come to the Farm of Milk & Honey on September 7th!

RSVP for the Raw Milk Open Barn Party on the Farm of Milk & Honey’s Facebook event page. Rural Vermont will be announcing additional raw milk celebrations soon … Check www.ruralvermont.org for updates.

The Farm of Milk & Honey is a small, grass-based, organically managed micro-dairy in Washington, Vermont producing high-quality, delicious, creamy raw milk that is not homogenized (i.e., the "cream on top" kind!) or pasteurized. They also sell a variety of other products including raw honey and pastured pork.

Rural Vermont is a statewide nonprofit group founded in 1985. For over 25 years, Rural Vermont has been advancing its mission of economic justice for Vermont farmers through advocacy, grassroots organizing, and education. For more info or to be added to the mailing list, call (802) 223-7222, visit www.ruralvermont.org, or find them on Facebook.

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