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Old MacDonald Had Better Watch His Back

Joette Calabrese, HMC, PHom M

September 4th, 2022  |  50 Comments

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Joette Calabrese


As much as I believe in homeopathy, I also believe in eating fresh, nutrient-dense food from family farms.

I believe the purest foods and the nutrition they provide enable our bodies to feel healthy, function properly and be more responsive to our medicines when we must meet illness with homeopathy.

But years ago, the Federal Government got involved. I would like to imagine that government regulations were initially intended to stop bad actors from maliciously fouling our food supplies with harmful ingredients. But over time, things changed … and changed drastically!

Big Corporations got involved. (You know, the ones who manufacture the harmful ingredients.)

A wise person once said to “follow the money” in any controversial situation. So, let’s do that.

Because Big Corporations have a lot of money at risk from developing their fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides and GMOs, they now spend a lot more money to influence Big Government’s policies — especially where food and drugs are concerned.

 I’m looking at you, Food and Drug Administration.

The FDA and the USDA (the United States Department of Agriculture) are coming down hard on an Amish family business (Amos Miller Organic Farm). And for those who don't know anything about the Amish in the United States, they're a beloved group of people who are hardly reprehensible. I think that Americans are proud to have them folded into the fabric of the American way of life. 

Nevertheless, the government is engaged in a concerted campaign to make an example out of them as a deterrent to all family farms.

Old MacDonald had better watch his back!

Now, I've personally known Amos Miller for years. I’ve purchased from him time and again. The meat is extraordinary. The butter is wonderfully raw. And he sells the world's most incredible potato chips because they're cooked in animal fat.

(Those potato chips come in a huge bag! When placed on the floor, that gorgeous bag of chips comes almost up to my waist. And trust me, they also add to my waist because my family and I can’t stop eating them! They’re so pure and delicious — nothing like you’ll find in the processed snack aisle in the grocery store.)

I encourage you to check out his website. You won’t believe the wealth of healthy, organic, nutrient-dense foods he offers!

But the government would like to end all that. And why? Because he doesn’t conform to the regulations endorsed by Big Business for their big corporate factory farms!

Yep, they’d love to wipe out the competition, wouldn’t they? They’d love to make sure no one in this country tastes what PURE food is supposed to taste like.

They want us to have bland grain-fed beef, hormone-laden chicken, pale eggs, flavorless butter, liquid-chalk milk and Styrofoam tomatoes. And worse yet, fake meat.

My friends, I know I’m getting political here. And I worry that by sticking my neck out, someone will come along with a guillotine and chop it off. But I just have to say it:

Now, more than ever, the things we buy and the things we do in our daily lives are political statements!

From whom you buy your food is a political statement. How you choose to educate your children is a political statement. The kind of medicine you use, where you live, where you birth your babies — these have all become political statements!

Truth be told, these have probably always been political statements, but now the jig is up! The powers that be are showing their true colors. But if enough of us “vote” with our dollars, we can force them to follow OUR money.

Here’s what I’d like to say to the FDA and the USDA:

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Look, I don’t believe this is a point of contention between our fellow citizens. On the contrary, ensuring the availability of fresh, healthy, chemical-free food choices is a unifying goal of both right- and left-leaning folks. So, this isn’t a political matter of Conservative versus Progressive. No. It’s a battle between all of us — together — and the politicians who are protecting Big Government and Big Business.

It’s time for us to stand up and say, BASTA! (In case you forgot, that’s Italian for “enough!”)

Please take a few moments to watch this short video detailing the attack on Amos Miller’s farm. And if you’re interested, Amos Miller himself speaks to the controversy in this follow-up video.)

Take whatever action you can. Indeed, place an order from his website. Believe me, it will be a win-win for both your family and his.

But don’t feel powerless if money is tight, and you can’t place an order right now. I ask everyone to take a moment to sign the petition mentioned in the video at: LeaveThemAlone.com and leave a comment here on my blog.

Whatever you choose to do, I encourage you to remember that your fellow citizens are not your enemy — although politicians backed by Big Business are trying to make it seem that way. There is more that unites us than divides us. No matter our political leaning, we all want to feed our families with the tastiest, healthiest, most nutrient-dense food we can afford.

So, let’s stand united on this — just as we stand together on the subject of homeopathy.

Let’s stand with Amos Miller and all those dedicated farmers like him. Let’s reclaim our power.


Joette Calabrese



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50 thoughts on “Old MacDonald Had Better Watch His Back”

  1. Darlene Roudebush says:

    I signed the petition to leave Amos alone. We all need to vote with our dollars, that is the only way to be heard now.

  2. Tiffany says:

    Love you, Joette! Stand up, sister. Be political! Thank you!

  3. Pamela says:

    Joette, thank you for using your platform to spread the news about this. Just signed the petition!

  4. Teri F says:

    Signed! and I 100% agree with you Joette. It shouldn’t be political to have the choice of healthy real food for your family.

  5. Sally says:

    Thank you, Joette! I’m signing the petition after thanking you!
    So grateful you have taken the time to put this message together as it makes it so easy to share this information.

  6. Marla says:

    Thank you for posting this, Joette. I just signed the petition and will place an order too.

  7. Lauren says:

    We used Miller farm when we lived on the East Coast. I don’t know what form of government we have now, but it is not a democracy anymore and they are not working for the people. FDA and USDA and whoever is ‘just following orders’ over there should be ashamed. Basta!

  8. Becky says:

    Hi Joette,
    I had heard about this. Thanks for having the link! He sells exactly what our family loves and we will definitely be placing an order! Do you have any idea how much lower the shipping charges are for a local coop pickup vs just having it shipped? We have one semi close to us and I am trying to figure out which way is better. At any rate, thanks again!

  9. Sharon Loyd says:

    I signed the petition & think it’s awful! I’ve also spread the word to family & friends & asked for their help as well!

  10. Sherry Christensen says:

    There is a GiveSendGo account for Mr. Miller, to help with the extensive legal fees he is facing. Sorry, don’t have the link.

  11. Sara says:

    Thank you! I signed.

  12. Marilyn says:

    Thank you Joette for standing up and speaking out. Signing the petition and sharing with friends.

  13. Jamie says:

    Amos is a neighbor. I’m glad to see his story getting so much national attention! He’s been fighting them off for years. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Cyndi Hadlock says:

    TOTALLY AGREE with you Joette!! Local farm fresh food, meat, produce etc!! Support local and support those who are getting attacked only to do good!!

  15. Amanda R. says:

    That’s right…. “there’s more that unties us than divides us” and the Big Brother wins because “they” divide and conquer… a nation divided against itself will not stand and “they” know that! I am going to watch the videos and sign the petition in the least.

  16. Baily Shagalow says:

    Good on you! You can’t speak anymore without being considered political so who cares! Our health over their sensitive ears!

  17. Carolina says:

    I was pleased to sign even if I live in Central America. I hope this helps. Thank you for supporting honest businesses, Joette.

  18. Tracy says:

    This is outrageous on so many level that they are doing this to this innocent family farm. I signed the petition. I have multiple food sensitivities and can only eat a handful of foods. Anything artificial makes me very ill and I only eat 100% organic. During a particularly difficult time when I could barely eat anything and was rapidly losing weight, I found a whipping cream from an hAmish farm that literally saved my life. I still eat it everyday now and it is the only one I can tolerate. We must protect our rights to have pure food and medicines! God bless all the farmers like Amos Miller. We are grateful for you.

  19. Connie says:

    Too many have been silent and compliant for too long. It has been long past time, to say enough, since tyranny seriously, reared it’s ugly head in 2020. I hope people will wake up. And that includes business owners. If we don’t stand up then we lose liberty, freedom and God-given rights. enough is enough. Reduce government. Restore Freedom

  20. Faith says:

    I completely agree!! And it is ridiculous that food is political! That’s what happens when the government gets involved. Sadly, they’ve been trying to control our food, our farms, and our ranches (and our medicine!) for over a century. It is time for government control of our food to end. No bugs for my dinner, thank you very much.

  21. Kerri Ramirez says:

    Thanks to you, we know to help. God bless you!

  22. Ashley says:

    I tried to sign the petition but the page would never load. I will try again but didn’t know if anyone else has this issue. I fully believe in and support voting with your dollars and eating the nutrient dense food ! I wish there were better options to me locally.

  23. Karen Mack says:

    I already knew about Mr. Miller – how cool that you are a customer! I didn’t know about his website – heading there right now. Support our farmers!!!

  24. Michelle says:

    I voted for me and then on behalf of my husband. Then posted it on Facebook. Shame on the government for coming down on Miller Farms! And thank you Joette for telling us about it.

  25. Lynne Wright says:

    Way to go Joette! It’s the same companies year after year, who have infiltrated the globe with their poisons. Even in far off NZ, my own country. We’ve been fighting this for years as well. Clean Green and beautiful on the surface, but what lurks beneath is what makes us sick (literally).
    Grow our own I say, and thank goodness we know a few Rxs to help us👏
    Best wishes to Amos and his family, and all those like him. Lynne

  26. Dalene says:

    We must not let them take away our right to grow our food

  27. Stephanie Tru says:

    Thank you for bringing this issue to light, Joette. Petition signed on 9/4/2022.

  28. Elise Shrabel says:

    I hopped over and signed as well. I find it so sickening that there is even a need to sign this. They ought to leave him alone and let him grow food as God intended. I will never be able to wrap my head around why that is such a “bad” thing…and yet it is, according to them. Thankfully we know better!!

  29. Amy says:

    I’ve read about this prior, and it is deeply incomprehensible that this can happen here in our beloved country.

    Support this man and others like him. Seven Sons farm in northeastern Indiana also is family owned, organic, regenerative farming and will ship to you. We also order from US Wellness meats.

    I’m sure there are numerous others across the country.

  30. S. B. says:

    You go, Joette! I’m with you all the way. I hope with all my heart that these thugs leave Mr. Miller and his family alone (not to mention all the other beautiful organic farms). We must support them all!

  31. Linda S says:

    Whoever is running the FDA wasn’t voted in, he was appointed. I think we need a petition to change that. Maybe that would make the FDA more accountable for the harm they do to the American people. The FDA has been crooked for a long time, doing everything they can to please big corporations.

  32. Amy Knowles says:

    I have been speaking with my dollars for 20 years now. We too have enjoyed those amazing Amos Miller potato chips. And hot dogs. And his fermented salsa is AMAZING – in fact, I was eating some on my locally raised scrambled eggs topped with raw cheese from a different Amish farmer while I was reading this blog! My sister and I order AM meats and products for our 85 year old widowed father; no other food nourishes him like AM food. Our mother fed him with raw milk and meats from AM before her untimely death – caused by the FDA approved pharmaceutical she was taking that her oncologist promised would heal her. Oh the irony. Thank you for this blog and for using your platform to unite us.

  33. Patricia says:

    We buy almost everything from our local farmer’s market in Blacksburg, VA – it is fantastic. We also use the small organic stores for things not available at the market, like homeopathy. We belong to a herd share. We flourish from all this goodness AND yummy taste. I’ve experienced the Miller’s products when at WAPF conferences. Leave them alone! I signed.

  34. Cindy says:

    Thank you for keeping us informed! Signed the petition and will put in an order later today. What a great website! So many healthy products available to purchase. No wonder the government is going after him. They really don’t want us to have access to healthy food.

  35. Linda says:

    It seems that of late, insanity rules our nation! May God Bless the Miller Family, our nation and the world.

  36. Colleen says:

    Signed the petition and put in an order. YUM! Praying for protection over the Millers and all those in the fight for Truth. May those who are perpetrating this evil have conversion of heart and may God have mercy on us all!

  37. Julie says:

    I wonder if your Amish friend has looked into a PMA (Private Membership Association). It may be a way he can get around the govt regulations because as far as I know they cannot be enforced with PMA. 🙂

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:

      I believe he indeed has a PMA.

  38. Karen says:

    Do you have to be a member of his PMA in order to order his foods?
    I signed the petition and passed it on!
    Thank you! I LOVE the Amish farms in our country and have fond memories going there as a kid for bakery items, butter, honey, and wonderful fun on the farm!

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:

      I cant say how they have it arranged.

  39. Cathi Diaz says:

    Thank you for raising awareness on this issue, Joette! You and Amos are my heroes! May we all have the courage to stand up for what is right and good!

  40. Nancy says:

    Joette, thank you for spotlighting this very important issue. I signed the petition and am looking at Mr. Miller’s wonderful food offerings to make a purchase. Many blessings to you.

  41. Sharon says:

    I heard about this right after it happened. Didn’t realize he had a web store though. And OMGoodness, seeing that he has beef sweetbreads made my heart skip a beat – my dogs are going to love those! Thank you so much for taking the time to share more information.

  42. Beverly says:

    Glad to be able to see that this is going on. Get big government out of our food, off our farms, away from our homes. Thanks keeping us up on these issues.

  43. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:

    Biden makes plans?

  44. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:

    If the gov’t programs that have been in effect for the last 50 years are any indication of what is considered nutritious, we’d indeed have to be starving to serve it to my family.
    Meanwhile, they ban raw milk, endeavor to shut down Amish farmers, support Monsanto, push meatless meat products, tell us to start considering eating insects and ruin small family farms.
    I’d call the program propaganda stealthily placed before the midterms.
    I used to work at NBC. And for that reason, I don’t watch or read any mainstream media.

  45. Mitch says:

    I went to purchase from his story and it says they’re not taking any more members 🙁 I hope they open it up soon. My family would love those potato chips and everything else they sell!

    1. Mitch says:


    2. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:

      Keep trying. I know someone who joined fairly recently.

  46. Heather says:

    Do you happen to know of any other farms selling nourishing food like this? We need lots of resources!

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