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Support for Lawton’s Raw Milk Family Farm Forces Delay in Board of Health Public Hearing to Shut Them Down

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The Lawton Family Farm has spanned 11 generations since the 1700s. New raw milk regulations being proposed would put them out of business.

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The town of Foxborough, Massachusetts, is proposing new stricter raw milk regulations [2] which would put The Lawtons Family Farm out of business. The farm has spanned 11 generations, dating back to the 1700’s.

But at a Board of Health public hearing, so many people turned out to support the Lawtons that the hearing had to be postponed until they could find a larger venue. The regular meeting room only holds 80 people, and more than 140 showed up, most of them to show support for the raw milk farmers.

The Foxboro Reporter [3] reports:

“This is a really important issue to us. We’re trying to protect a legacy,” said Terri Lawton in the lobby before the meeting’s start time.

“All these people are here because they care about food choices — they want the right to buy raw milk in Foxboro.”

 The new date for the hearing will take place on Dec. 16, at the Ahern Middle School auditorium.