Max Kane, Filmmaker, Raw Milk Activist


Meet the Milk Men: Scott Trautman, David Gumpert, Mark McAfee, Michael Schmidt, Max Kane (front)

Coming Soon, Milk Men, the Movie

Max Kane entered his deposition last Thursday, and presented the gathered attorneys from the Justice Department, The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection with a motion for release he had just filed. Then, as quickly as he entered, he walked out of the room. He is awaiting an appeal, and by filing this motion, he enacted his legal rights to ask for a stay of the judges order for him to reveal the identities of farmers and consumers who participate in the private buying club Belle’s Lunchbox.

Citizen Kane is standing against the system of laws and regulations, that interfere with direct trade among friends, neighbors, countrymen.  He is standing for the right to privacy, the right to opt out of the conventional food supply and go your own way. Trading, bartering, deciding what is right for you and your family, your farmer and his family, all of these are inalienable rights that we are losing in modern America.

Kane is also making a film of his journey towards food freedom, and just this weekend he released the trailer. Max filmed his cross country bike ride powered by raw milk, he filmed interviews at the Weston A. Price Conference last fall in Chicago, he filmed the recent public hearing in Wisconsin, and each of his encounters with the judicial system. The film is called Milk Men. This trailer brought tears to my eyes.

Men, real men, will stand up and be counted. Mark McAfee, Michael Schmidt, Dave Gumpert, Scott Trautman and Max Kane are such men. I am proud to know them. Right will always prevail against might. It just may take a while. And that is why I blog.

Kimberly Hartke is a homemaker with a passionate interest in restoring food freedom and direct trade between farmers and consumers. She is a volunteer chapter leader for the Weston A. Price Foundation, and serves as the organization’s publicist.


  1. Kimberly Hartke says:

    Wisconsin may no longer be the land of milk and honey if DATCP gets their way.
    Look at this blog post that came in my email today:

    You can meet Max Kane (and maybe even be in his film) at the, April 10 in Madison, Wisconsin.

  2. Dana Schultz says:

    Looking forward to seeing the movie “Milk Men” and giving continued support for food freedom. These men are trying to preserve freedom under extremely difficult circumstances.

  3. The movie is still young in its filming stage, but I wanted to give everyone a sneak viewing of the work as it progresses. All of my heart is going into this work and I’m confident that it will inspire. A special thanks to all that have helped with the project thus far!……and an extra special thanks to all of those who have so bravely pushed the farm foods movement to where it is today!

  4. GO MAX!!!!!! The trailer brought tears to my eyes. So grateful for all that you are doing.
    .-= Ann Marie @ CHEESESLAVE´s last blog ..Watch Sally Fallon Morell Live Online – Today Only =-.

  5. Awesome, Max! The trailer was so inspiring. I can’t wait to see the rest.
    .-= Alex Lewin´s last blog ..Kimchi Press: Stuff Boston magazine =-.

  6. Max, congratulations! We’ve never met but I know of your story. I am a nutritional consultant who has been trained by Jim Marlowe and Jim Jordan.

    When I lived in Chicago, I purchased from Belle’s and have recommended to many clients.

    I’d love to meet you sometime, and I’d love to interview you.
    Take care and best of luck!
    -Michael McEvoy

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