James Stewart (owner), Sharon Palmer (Healthy Family Farms), and Eugenie Victoria Bloch (Weston A. Price chapter leader) were arrested on counts of conspiracies regarding unpasteurized products. Stewart and Palmer’s bail is set well above $100,000 and Stewart is not allowed to post his own bond. Bloch’s is set above $60,000 and she is only a part time volunteer at Healthy Family Farms.
At 9 a.m PST, armed, swat-like agents stole cash, computers, vegetables and fruit, and dumped and destroyed raw milk and cheese. All inventory was destroyed or confiscated. This action stemmed from a year long sting operation at the taxpayers’ expense. Read on to find out how many agencies were involved in this kidnapping and theft.
Mr. Stewart will have a hearing 8 a.m. Thursday, August 4th. A massive, non-violent protest is set to take place there at L.A. County Courthouse, 210 West Temple, Division 30, Los Angeles, California. To all who can go, please arrive by 7:45 and bring cameras. Others may call California Dept of Food & Agriculture: 916.654.0773.
Enough is enough! It is truly time to fight back against the real terrorists run amok; it’s a food police state!
Remember – not only is it perfectly legal to buy and sell raw milk in California, but Rawsome Foods is NOT a retail business: it’s a private buying club.
More from the husband of Victoria Bloch, kidnapped and arrested by police even though she was only a part time volunteer at Health Family Farms selling only organic meat and eggs.
BREAKING . . . Another Multi-agency Armed Raid on Private Club Arranging Raw Goat’s Milk for MEMBERS
“If the people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.”—Thomas Jefferson
The Tyranny is Escalating in the Food Wars
Armed teams from federal, state and local agencies raided, for the second time in a year, a private food club called Rawesome today near Los Angeles. At least three have been arrested on conspiracy charges related to offering raw milk products to club members. James Stewart, a manager of the club; Victoria Bloch, a Weston A. Price Foundation chapter leader; and Sharon Palmer of Healthy Family Farm. Palmer was arrested selling raw cheese at a farmers market over two years ago and jailed for a day then. The agents also took about $10,000 in raw foods and milk in the raid.
According to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office said a Ventura County farmer, one of her employees and the owner of an unlicensed Venice market were arrested today on criminal conspiracy charges stemming from the alleged illegal production and sale of unpasteurized goat milk, goat cheese and other products. From the DAs news release:
Sharon Ann Palmer, 51 (dob 04/14/1960), James Cecil Stewart, 64 (dob 07/26/1947) and Eugenie Victoria Bloch, 58 (03/17/1953) were charged in a 13-count complaint, BA 385253, which includes four conspiracy counts. Stewart and Bloch were expected to appear in Department 30 in the Foltz Criminal Justice Center Thursday for arraignment, said Deputy District Attorney Kelly Sakir of the District Attorney’s Environmental Law Section. Palmer’s arraignment hearing has not been set.
Agencies taking part in the ongoing investigation include the U.S. Food and Drug Administration; the California Franchise Tax Board; the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Milk and Dairy Food Safety Branch and the department’s Division of Measurement Standards; the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office; the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health; the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department, the Ventura County Department of Public Health; the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety.
Activists are planning a protest on Thursday, August 4.
Natural News, Huffington Post covered this story today and the Drudge Report linked to Alex Jones’ Infowars who has good coverage on the story. Here is a snippet:
We have learned that in addition to James Stewart, two other people have been arrested in this raid and are being charged with conspiracy to sell unpasteurized raw milk products. Sharon Palmer of Healthy Family Farms is currently in jail, with bond set at $120,000. Palmer was featured in the documentary Farmageddon. Victoria Bloch, an L.A. county liaison for theWeston A. Price Foundation has also been arrested.
———–> In a bizzare twist in this story concerns the background of Rawesome and its relationship to Healthy Family Farms and in particular the colorful history of Sharon Palmer. You can read all about it, including an extensive report from a private investigations firm and inside pictures of Healthy Family Farm at unhealthyfamilyfarm.com