Thank you for your continued support of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund. We are passionate about protecting the rights of farmers, homesteaders and artisanal producers to operate without government interference and produce how they choose. Equally, we are passionate about taking small steps to ensure we are continually fighting to protect food freedom. Today we would like to highlight 5 actions you can take to protect the food freedom movement.
Donate to the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund (FTCLDF) and help us reach our fundraising goals! We want farmers to be able to produce their food without overbearing government interference, threats of raids, seizures of products and intimidation. We want homesteaders to feel free to produce on their land and feed their families without intrusion by bureaucratic agents. We want artisanal producers to create nutrient-dense, delicious, value-added products and to calm their fears of being stuck in red tape and opposition. We want consumers to be able to purchase foods from small, local producers of their choosing. But we cannot achieve these goals without your help!
Please consider making a donation to the FTCLDF. If you have already donated, we thank you very much. Click HERE to make a donation.*
2. Take Action
Sign up for our emails HERE. We send out twice-monthly newsletters to keep you informed of food freedom issues. Additionally we send out Action Alerts, both on the federal and state level, whenever there is a timely legislation measure that needs attention. Staying current and informed of ongoing legislation regarding food freedom is of the utmost importance.
3. Practice Self-Sufficiency
Grow your own food when possible, even if it’s just a few herbs in the kitchen window. It’s empowering to grow and make your own food so that you know exactly what you are consuming. As part of the food freedom movement, let’s take back control from industrial agriculture!
4. Keep It Local
Support your local food economy by buying directly from the source and as close to home as possible. By keeping your food dollars in your community, you help create a stronger local economy. One popular and easy option is to join a local farmer’s CSA (community supported agriculture) model where you subscribe to a farm’s offerings before harvest.
5. Support, Share, & Engage with Your Community
Talk and share with your contacts about why it is important to support food freedom and about the various issues threatening it. Visit farms in your area, and get to know the lovely people producing your food. Or better yet volunteer to truly understand all of the work that goes into producing food sustainably.
We can vote three times a day with our forks! Do what you can today to fight for food freedom!
*The Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund is a 501(c)4 organization. Your donation is not deductible as a charitable contribution because donations are used, in part, for lobbying. To make a tax-deductible donation, please visit our sister site, the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund Foundation HERE.
Thanks for being a part of our food freedom community!
YOUR FUND AT WORK
Services provided by FTCLDF go beyond legal representation for members in court cases.
Educational and policy work also provide an avenue for FTCLDF to build grassroots activism to create the most favorable regulatory climate possible. In addition to advising on bill language, FTCLDF supports favorable legislation via action alerts and social media outreach.
You can help FTCLDF by becoming a member or donating today.
Anyone wanting to make a contribution to support the work of FTCLDF can make a donation or find out more info HERE.