Podcast with host Kimberly Hartke
Episode 15 of the Food Rights Hour podcast is about the importance of preserving the right to farm sustainably. During this episode, our host, Kimberly Hartke, speaks with an underground dairy farmer; a small farm advocate, Leon La Jeunesse; the forbidden oysterman, Greg Garrett; the raw food farmer, Lee Ann Hoovey; and FTCLDF Vice President and attorney, Elizabeth Rich!
Learn what the guests have to say about:
- What it’s like to farm in fear in a political environment that frowns on traditional farming
- Why small farmers are so important to the economy, the environment and our health
- How some unfair aquaculture zoning disputes lead to a new bill in Virginia
- How an overspray case on a lettuce farm brought the violators to justice
- How attorneys, other legal professionals and members can help with FTCLDF cases
Listen to the podcast for these and much more!
The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the speaker(s) and not those of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund.
Together we stand, divided we fail.
The Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund is doing what individuals can’t do or finance alone, like:
- Paying for expensive litigation to save small farms and their communities
- Having attorneys answer “farmer 911” phone calls in the wee hours of the morning
- Suing the FDA and USDA over unfair small farm regulations
You’ll hear from the following FTCLDF advocates:
The Underground Farmer tells us why she must stay below the radar, why her customers are carefully selected, why her products are so nutritious, and her favorite product testimonial about a customer’s baby.
Leon La Jeunesse talks about the potential of traditional farming to increase green jobs and the importance of understanding the systems in place so that we know which of our freedoms are being threatened.
Greg Garrett tells us about his oyster company, how oysters are environmentally friendly, and his recent case in which he appeared before the Virginia Supreme Court.
Lee Ann Hoovey discusses how FTCLDF helped her lettuce farm, Let Us Farm, in an overspray case and how the violators were brought to justice.
FTCLDF Members Appear Before Virginia Supreme Court by Pete Kennedy
Aquaculture Bill Means Changes for York Oyster Farming by Ali Rockett
Greg Garrett Oyster Company website
Questions or comments about this episode of the Food Rights Hour Podcast? Please email FoodRightsHour@FarmtoConsumer.org, and we will be glad to respond to you via email or even on a future podcast.