Orange County Friends Meeting
Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)

Costa Mesa, California

Quaker Oats threatens to sue us

Well yes this really did happen.

About 15 years ago some lawyer for Quaker Oats saw the name Quaker Oaks Christmas Tree Farm somewhere and thought the second word was Oats and wrote a letter asking the owner, a genuine living Quaker, to cease and desist. (She actually didn't openly threaten to sue.) The owner wrote back a letter pointing out the error and that was the last any Quaker ever heard from Quaker Oats.

We posted this story here some years ago and it became a popular attraction, but since the Quaker Oats company has decided to drop racist depictions on their products, we've decided to drop our story about them.