FREEPORT, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota farmer who’s under investigation for distributing unpasteurized milk says he’ll continue to do so, even if it means going to jail.

Alvin Schlangen of Freeport in Stearns County is an organic egg producer and an advocate of natural foods. Schlangen says he delivers raw milk and other dairy products he picks up at a Sauk Centre area farm to Twin Cities customers. Earlier this month, state inspectors confiscated his products during his first delivery in St. Paul.

Under state law, raw milk can only be sold to customers directly from the farm where it’s produced. Schlangen tells the St. Cloud Times that he’s doing nothing illegal. Health officials say the unpasteurized milk can contain harmful bacteria.

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Comments (7)
  1. Justin Ulrich says:

    The plastic containers they put pasteurized milk into contain harmful chemicals.

    Everything is harmful and scary, time to let people make choices for themselves I say. Those that don’t want to make their own choices can be first in line for the FEMA camps.

  2. Khan says:

    Amazing how man has survived centuries without pasterised milk..

  3. mike says:

    I grew up going to the bulk tank everyday to get the table milk for my mother. That’s what we had with meals. Great stuff. Don’t you think as a people we have gotten so personally free of something natural that we can no longer tolerate it? Freeport is a good place. My family came from there.

  4. aaron says:

    Alvin is amazing! Thanks to him I had delicious healthy milk and eggs delivered for almost three years. You rock Alvin! Keep fighting the good fight!

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