Back in the day when the only test for getting a mortgage was the ability to “fog a mirror,” Sharon Palmer and James Cecil Stewart might have gotten away with it.

healthyfamilyfarm1All they did was to cook up some creative financing so they could exercise an option to purchase the leased Ventura County, CA, farm…

A California dairy that sells USDA certified organic raw milk and other unpasteurized dairy products is voluntarily recalling its whole milk — that expired on Jan. 23 and 26 — in collaboration with state officials. Fresno-based Organic Pastures Dairy Co. posted the recall on its website and Facebook page Thursday. The dairy has recalled products…

The California Department of Public Health has published a list of retailers who purchased raw milk that was recalled last week for potential Campylobacter contamination. CDPH named 149 retailers across California who received Organic Pastures’ raw milk, raw skim milk and raw cream, which were recalled Thursday after routine testing by the department revealed the…

For the second time in four months, California has issued a statewide recall and quarantine on dairy products from Fresno-based Organic Pastures Dairy. Both of this year’s recalls were triggered by the detection of Campylobacter bacteria in samples of the dairy’s raw cream. In the first recall, imposed on May 10, the bacteria was…

In the latest news in the ongoing raw-milk legal saga, 65-year-old James Stewart, founder of Rawesome Foods in Los Angeles County, California, was strong-armed on July 26 by a trio of tough-looking men in street clothes driving unmarked luxury cars who handcuffed him and then slammed him against the back of a car, pressing his…

At least 10 people infected with Campylobacter in California reported drinking Organic Pastures raw milk prior to becoming ill, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) said Thursday.  

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Raw milk, raw skim milk (non-fat), raw cream and raw butter produced by the Fresno County dairy have been recalled and are subject to a quarantine …

Five California boys found with genetically matching E. coli O157:H7 infections in the fall of 2011 have been conclusively linked to raw milk produced by Organic Pastures, a Fresno dairy, according to a report published Monday by the California Department of Public Health.

Following an investigation by the state health department and the California Department …