Natural News: Join us for the biggest food freedom event of 2012 – Lemonade Freedom Day

Aug 14, 2012 by

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(NaturalNews) Coming up in just a few short days is an amazing opportunity to join thousands of other like-minded individuals in taking a unified stand for health and food freedom. From Friday, August 17, to Saturday, August 18, the Raw Milk Freedom Riders (RMFR) will help co-host Lemonade Freedom Day, a special two-day event in the Washington, D.C., area that aims to educate the public about how to demonstrate peaceful non-compliance in the face of tyranny, as well as how to rally and organize others to do the same.

In the tradition of earlier raw milk freedom rides, which drew attention to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s continued assault on raw milk sales and consumption (, Lemonade Freedom Day will raise awareness about the importance of defending our collective freedom of voluntary exchange, or the freedom to peacefully buy and sell the foods of our choice from the producers of our choice without government oppression.

Raw milk dairies, lemonade stands, home gardens, and various other independent food suppliers and producers have been the target of an increasing number of government crackdowns in recent years. Citing things like lack of permits and various other violations of the law, local and federal agents have made it their new priority to threaten, fine, and even raid the properties of individuals that buy and sell food outside the system, including young children that are simply trying to make a few extra bucks selling refreshing beverages to their neighbors on hot days.

“Two groups of activists known as the Raw Milk Freedom Riders and Lemonade Freedom Day are taking their raw milk and lemonade to the lawn of the U.S. Capitol to celebrate what they call their right to ‘voluntary exchange,'” says the official announcement by Lemonade Freedom Day, which is headed by health freedom activist Robert Fernandes.

“Recent shut downs of children’s lemonade stands and SWAT-style raids on small farmers have inspired these mothers and other activists to take their message to the Capitol where they plan to risk criminal charges, and possibly jail, by gathering for a picnic with these illicit foods. Media are invited to witness the peaceful exchange.”

Beginning at 2:00 pm on Friday, August 17, a workshop entitled “Knowing Your Rights” will take place in the D.C. area, followed by a farm-fresh dinner. Speakers will include Farm Food Freedom Coalition co-founder Liz Reitzig, Executive Producer of Max Kane, and many others. The suggested donation cost for the workshop and dinner is $30 per person.

Day two of the event will commence at 12:00 pm at 3rd Street Southwest between Maryland and Jefferson Streets near the Capitol Reflecting Pool. Event attendees will practice civil disobedience by drinking fresh milk, lemonade, and other foods and beverages that have been the target of government officials.

To learn more about Lemonade Freedom Day, be sure to visit:

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Where Will You Be For Lemonade Freedom Day – August 18, 2012?

Aug 13, 2012 by

There has been a lot of talk recently about our Lemonade and Raw Milk Freedom Day in Washington, D.C. on August 18th, 2012.   If there is any possibility that you can make it to the event in D.C, then I highly recommend it. This issue is about much more than just lemonade or raw milk. This issue is about the right to self ownership. You own your body. You have the right to do what you want to do with your body, just as long as you are not harming someone else or someone’s  property. Lemonade Freedom Day is about freedom. This is why it is so important for you to attend. If you can not make it to D.C., then you need to get out there and set up a stand.  Open one up in front of your house, or in the park, or in front of city hall. If you cherish freedom, then be free. Be the freedom that you want to see in the world. Don’t just sit around and talk about freedom… Be freedom!

If you are opening a stand this year, please take pictures and videos. Sent them to us so we can post them to the site. Have fun!


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Max Kane Invites FDA’s John Sheehan to 2012 Lemonade & Raw Milk Freedom Day

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DAY ONE: “Know your Rights” Workshop

Friday, August 17, 2012 2:00 PM-5:30 PM followed by Dinner

Learn about a history of peaceful non-compliance, how to peacefully stand up for your rights in confrontational situations and how to take responsibility for your freedom. Farm fresh dinner to follow.


2:00-2:20–Liz Reitzig—History of social change through peaceful non-compliance. Who has used it and what were the results? How can these examples inspire the Food Freedom Movement into peaceful action?

2:20-2:40– Max Kane—Taking Responsibility for your freedom. What you can do to turn the tide and take responsibility NOW for your freedom.

2:40-3:00— Rob Fernandes–Commitment that leads to effective activism. What does it mean to be committed and principled, and how might that look in each of our lives? Creating a viral event with specific focus for maximum effect.


3:15-3:40—Bradley Jardis—Keeping it peaceful–Taking charge of your basic rights during a demonstration. Non-compliance from the law enforcement perspective. How law enforcement officers can join the ranks of peaceful non-compliers.

3:40-4:00—Kristin Canty—Being an activist mom. What it takes, why it’s important for moms to join the movement now. What we have to lose by not joining and acting now. Sacrifice as component to activism—we can only gain if we are willing to make sacrifices.

4:00-4:30—Derrick J— Let the World Know About Your Confrontation–The basics of civil disobedience in the age of livestreaming and cell phone cameras.


4:45-5:00–John Moody—Generating grass roots support when facing enforcement actions.

5:00-5:30—Pete Eyre And Clyde Voluntaryist—Police accountability and dealing with the court system–A careful review of how to assess the situation and your options. Lawyer or no lawyer? How to determine your course of action, what to expect in different situations, and how to win without taking a plea. Is one mentally ready and prepared to face the courts alone?


Space is limited. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to exercise your rights!
Suggested Donation $30


DAY TWO: Picnic in Celebration of our Freedom of Voluntary Exchange for the foods of our choice

WHEN: Saturday, August 18, 2012 12:00pm

WHERE: 3rd Street Southwest between Maryland and Jefferson near the Capitol Reflecting Pool, Washington D.C.

Join prominent National activists and food freedom proponents as we gather for a peaceful picnic to celebrate our right to peaceful exchange of food. We guarantee a fun, food-filled time and plenty of excitement! Please bring a picnic lunch or something to share!

Some speakers will include:
Liz Reitzig
Robert Fernandes
Eddie Free
Max Kane
Derrick J
Pete Eyre
Kristen Canty
… and more to be announced!

And just as we did last year, we would like to encourage everyone to go out and set up a lemonade stand in order to exercise your right to voluntary exchange. Please send us any videos or information about your stand and we will publish it here and add you to the map at Lemonade Freedom Day isn’t just about lemonade or raw milk, it is about your right to participate in voluntary exchange. So, don’t just sit around and do nothing. Be a part of the solution. Take a stand and exercise your right of self ownership and voluntary exchange. We are looking forward to hearing from you!


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Mothers To Risk Jail over Lemonade or Milk

Aug 6, 2012 by


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 Mothers To Risk Jail over Lemonade or Milk

Farmers, Others Criminalized for Feeding Communities

What: Two groups of activists known as the Raw Milk Freedom Riders and Lemonade Freedom Day, are taking their raw milk and lemonade to the lawn of the US Capitol to celebrate what they call their right to “voluntary exchange.”

Recent shut downs of children’s lemonade stands and swat-style raids on small farmers have inspired these mothers and other activists to take their message to the Capitol where they plan to risk criminal charges, and possibly jail, by gathering for a picnic with these illicit foods.  Media are invited to witness the peaceful exchange.

When: Saturday, August 18, 2012 12:00 noon

Where: Lawn of the Capitol Reflecting Pool, Washington DC.

Who: Robert Fernandes, Founder Lemonade Freedom Day, Liz Reitzig, co-founder Farm Food Freedom Coalition and Eddie Free, National Individual Rights Activist.

Other Speakers include:

Max Kane, Currently fighting state of Wisconsin for the right to private contract

Derrick J, National Freedom Activist recently jailed for his peaceful activism

Pete Eyre, co-founder

John Moody, Successfully challenged the state of Kentucky over private buying club rights.

Kristin Canty, Producer, Farmageddon the movie

Kathryn Dill, Liberty Activist

Visuals: Crowds with signs, Capitol building, Families with small children, Children with lemonade stands, Mothers distributing milk, Law enforcement

Background:  National Lemonade Freedom day founder, and one of the main organizers of the August event, Robert Fernandes, began the tradition after seeing multiple news reports about children’s lemonade stands being shut down because they did not comply with regulations.  FDA has engaged in several long undercover sting operations and raids against peaceful farmers and buying clubs over raw milk. FDA is also pressuring states to restrict raw dairy access.

These activists believe that people have the right to engage in voluntary exchange and peacefully obtain the food of their choice from the producer of their choice whether that’s raw milk from a local farmer or lemonade from the children next door.

Information about farm raids: For additional information on raw milk: for information on Lemonade Freedom Day

Contact: Robert Fernandes or Eddie Free, Organizers, Lemonade and Raw Milk Freedom Day



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Land Of The Free? 3 Reasons Why That Is Under Threat In Our Time – IJ Review

Jul 24, 2012 by

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Whether you are a liberal, conservative, or you just don’t care, there’s no denying that humans generally don’t like to be told what to do.  We especially don’t like being forced to give away the things we’ve worked very hard to have, and we aren’t fond of being watched and cataloged.  But, of course, that can only happen in Russia, China, or Iran right?

The natural state of any human is to wish for freedom, but so often we find ourselves descending into the gutters of tyranny.  If you think that the US is somehow exempt from this principle, you may want to take a step back.  Here are just 3 small examples of how freedom can slip through our hands, the moment we let down our guards.  This list is by no means exhaustive…

1: Lemonade Stand Raids

It has been a favorite American pastime in the last century, and is often what creates that tiny entrepreneurial spark inside our children.  In the middle of the summer, when the vacation has reached its peak and the hot sun is high in the sky, you can often drive down your suburban street and see a stand with a few 10-year-olds marketing Dixie Cups of lemonade for $.50 apiece.


However, your local bureaucrats want to force the little ones to get licensing or be subject to charges:

Police in Coralville, Iowa recently conducted a sweep and shut down a total of three lemonade stands. The stands were set up in conjunction with the annual bike ride across the state. The town requires vendors to have a permit during the event days. One stand in particular was operated by a four year old girl who made a total of $4 before the police shut her down. The mother was told that the cost of the permit was $400 and that the city’s ordinance was in place to protect the health of the bike riders.” [Roxanne Wilcox of]

Sadly, it often doesn’t stop there, as Wilcox reports:  “In some cases, they have been shut down all together and the parents fined hundreds of dollars.” Imagine being fined hundreds, because your 4-year-old daughter made $4.  The message sent by the government?  Work for a major corporation, or collect unemployment …your choice.

2: The Raw Milk Fugitive

Imagine if some 1784 Bostonian bureaucrat spawned a law, which stated that all people who have farms and gardens must have the proper licensing in order to eat and sell the food reaped from their own property.  It would be hard to say, but I think tar and feathers might become a part of the story very quickly.  Today, however?

Grazin’ Acres farm owner Vernon Hershberger of Loganville filed a motion to dismiss the case. In the motion, he cited provisions in the federal and state constitutions, as well as biblical verses. Reynolds denied the motion.

Hershberger is charged with the unlicensed operation of a food establishment, unlicensed milk production, unlicensed dairy plant operation and the violation of a hold order placed on his products by state regulators who raided his farm in June 2010.” [Tim Damos of]

According to the story, Hershberger wasn’t even selling his products to the general public, but instead operated a ‘members only’ store.  Technically, only partial owners were the ones purchasing their own milk.

This indicates the true motive on the part of the state.  First, provisions in state and the US Constitution no longer matter in the court of law, but agency licensing regulations and ordinances take precedent.  Second, you are no longer allowed to harvest bounty from your own property and you need the government’s permission to do so.  Third, looking at the statistics of how many people ‘unlicensed food’ has killed, versus fast-food fatalities from preservatives and fat content …this is about government and corporate control and not common health and welfare of the citizenry.

3: The California GPS Tracker Grid

If you are a citizen of the Bay Area, you may one day be required to install a GPS tracking device in your vehicle, which will record how many miles you travel.  This way, the government knows exactly how to tax you, and none of your personal travel and driving information slips past their far reaching view.  The Soviets could not have dreamed for a better way to make sure their comrades are ‘paying their fair share’.

Although all the details are still being worked out, the so-called Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) tax could cost up to a dime per mile and also be based on the time of day a driver is traveling on the roads.” []

Of course, Randy Rentschler of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission has the nerve to say:

We’re not interested in where they go. We’re only interested in the amount they travel,” said Rentschler. “But for some folks, that’s a distinction without a difference. Anytime you talk about getting information from people, whenever that conversation comes up, it’s another hurdle you have to overcome.”

You see, to them, our natural liberties and disdain for tyranny are nothing more than a ‘hurdle’ that they have to overcome.  California and the Bay Area are often seen as pioneers of liberalism, so get ready folks, we may have to fight this on a federal level before long.

The only way the government can get away with these antics is when We the People see the convenience in looking the other way.  Until we hold our politicians’ feet to the fire, prepare to watch your freedoms float away after being sold down the river.

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