Under Seizure Orders
Save Estrella Creamery!
Click on the button to the left to donate via their Pledgie account.
Welcome to our fundraising appeal to help Estrella Creamery!
Within these pages and posts you will learn how you can help the owners of Estrella Creamery, Kelli and Anthony Estrella, fight against orders by the FDA which will result in the destruction of perfectly safe cheese. The FDA has condemned their cheese without proper testing to determine if it can cause illness.
You can help immediately by clicking through the Pledgie Badge above and make a donation towards the Estrella’s charitable relief and legal fund. 100% of the donations go directly to the Estrella family via Paypal.
Who we are:
Tim Prussic and John Wright – we’re both friends with the Estrella family. We love them and support their cause, so we’re donating our time and efforts to this worthy cause.
Kimberly Hartke blogs about the struggles of small farms to survive in this modern age with the host of rules and regulations that they must heed. She is the publicist for the Weston A. Price Foundation and the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund which is representing the Estrella family in their effort to save their cheese and livelihood. Kimberly blogs about raw milk, real cheese and natural remedies at Hartke Is Online! http://hartkeisonline.com
What is the problem?
Estrella Creamery is living under a seizure order from the FDA, which means their cheese can’t go to the farmers markets or the many fine dining restaurants that have enjoyed their world-class cheese for 7 years. Since they can’t sell it, friends and supporters are rallying to sponsor this cheese, so the family won’t lose their farm. By making a donation you are making a non-tax deductible gift of love, aid and comfort to a farm in distress.
This fundraiser is being held by friends of Estrella Creamery, to make sure the farmers will still make the money they have earned. Your generosity will keep this farm alive, or it will surely be driven out of business by the actions of the bureaucrats in Washington.
Where Does Your Donation Go?
The Estrella family still has to feed their 6 children, pay the bills, mortgage, labor, utilities, while seeking their legal right to due process.
Donations of $10 will cover 1 pound of cheese that Estrella is prohibited from selling. When we get all the cheese in their inventory paid for, Estrella has a good chance to weather this storm and continue to provide their cheese to those who enjoy artisan cheeses and want freedom of choice in their food.
Please, join us in sending a message that we, the people want justice for Estrella Creamery
To give, click through on the badge at the top of the page on the left to make a donation via Pledgie. Put in your pledge, press submit which will take you to a paypal page.
Click through the badge to make your donation then grab the code for the badge. Put it on your FB profile, you blog, forums, homepages, websites. Make it go viral. It will track all donations.
Click here to lend your support to the Estrella Creamery and make a donation at www.pledgie.com ! Pledgie has been updated this morning to reflect the total amount of donations since the fund-raising effort began.
With your help, we can meet the goal!