Morningland Cheese to Be Destroyed

Morningland Dairy of the Ozarks

A two-and-a-half year battle between Morningland and the Missouri State Milk Board over cheese embargoed at the Morningland facility will be ending on January 25 when Milk Board officials will be carting some 32,000 to 35,000 pounds of cheese off to a local landfill for disposal. Morningland owners, Joe and Denise Dixon, have invited members of the public to be present for

FDA’s Vendetta Against Estrella Family Creamery in Washington State

Farmstead Cheese & Artisan Food Producers

Might the FDA, In Its Vendetta Against a Raw Milk Cheese Maker, Possibly Stub Its Toe By Interfering with Local Production? At first glance, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s two-year legal assault on Estrella Family Creamery in Washington state appears entirely vindictive. The FDA seems intent on using its enormous enforcement powers to cruelly

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WAPF & FTCLDF Team Up to Sponsor Real Food Stage at Mother Earth News Fair

Mother Earth News Fair, Seven Springs, Pennsylvania, September 21 – 23, 2012! Bring your family to a fun-filled sustainable lifestyle event, packed with hands-on workshops and demonstrations on renewable energy, small-scale farming, green building, organic gardening and more! The Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense is stepping up this year to help the Weston A. Price Foundation provide three full days

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Morningland Dairy Still Needs Your Help!

Missouri’s farmstead cheesemaker remains shut down and is in the process of appealing the judge’s ruling. The Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund (FTCLDF) got involved in the case from the very beginning, and the Dixons are very thankful that they had somewhere to turn in their hour of crisis. Joe Dixon has had to go on

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New Hampshire Does Right by Its Motto

Dairy and cheese group

June was a great month for food freedom in New Hampshire–one in which the state did right by its motto, “live free or die”. Two different bills were signed into law which will potentially set a favorable precedent elsewhere for those producers selling raw milk and those consumers trying to obtain the food of their

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Celebrating FTCLDF’s Fifth Anniversary on the P.A. Bowen Farmstead


Despite the summer heat wave and temperatures above 106 degrees, nearly 200 supporters of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund (FTCLDF) celebrated the 5th Anniversary of its founding on Saturday, July 7, 2012.
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The event began with a tour of Geoffrey and Sally Morell’s new farm, P.A. Bowen Farmstead in southern Maryland. Afterwards, guests

For the love of good food, help your farmer!

Sally Fallon Morell

We are now approaching the fifth anniversary of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund (FTCLDF) and I couldn’t be prouder of the work this organization has done. I believe there is no more important organization to safeguard real foods from the perils of modern day thinking (bigger is better), trumped up food safety concerns and government penchant for overregulation at the expense of