Artisan Food Producer Membership

Membership is open to artisan food producers throughout the United States who make off-farm-produced food products marketed directly to the consumer.

Examples of an artisanal producer include, but are not limited to, cheese makers, bakers and those producing lacto-fermented goods in home kitchens as well as in commercial kitchens.

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Annual Membership: $125

Payment Plans: $32.50/quarter or $11.50/month

Payment Plans include a small annual service charge of $5.00 for the quarterly plan or $13 for the monthly plan. Auto Renew is an option for seamless membership; this option is required for payment plans.

Apply online, or download the Membership Application to mail in.

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Frequently Asked Questions.

Membership provides artisan food producers with the following:

Legal Defense

Potential legal representation to defend the distribution of artisan foods directly to consumers.

Consistent with Internal Revenue Service regulations, we cannot guarantee representation in every case. However, in practice, we will come to the aid of our members to protect and advance the rights of all to grow, raise, prepare, provide, purchase and consume nutrient-dense foods.


Our 24-hour hotline for legal emergencies any time of day or night.


Participation in direct commerce knowing that lobbying and advocacy are available in the event of government interference.

Sound Advice

Advice on federal, state and local agriculture and health department regulations affecting direct distribution of farm products.

Accurate Information

Access to information on legal and regulatory issues that could affect your right to provide and obtain nutritious farm products. This includes access to the Members Only site, which includes other educational items and example documents. Future plans include developing a legal clearinghouse.

In addition, all Artisanal members are eligible to receive a copy of either the Raw Milk Production Handbook by Tim Wightman OR the Safe Handling – Consumer’s Guide: Preserving the Quality of Fresh, Unprocessed Whole Milk by Peggy Beals.

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