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Happy November! We are so excited for our annual FundRAISER next week in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Are you joining us? Our annual FundRAISER Reception to benefit us, the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund (FTCLDF), takes place on the eve of the 18th Annual Wise Traditions Conference at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis Hotel. Read below for more information and to register! As you know, we are a membership-based nonprofit organization that relies on membership fees and donations. We cannot support our small farmers without you, so please consider joining us in Minneapolis or donating to the cause here. Every little bit helps.
This week we are introducing a new feature to our News Digest, Throwback Thursday. You can expect to see stories featuring past FTCLDF cases, legislation we've helped pass, or member testimonials. Also included in this week's News Digest is an Action Alert for the PRIME Act: an important legislative measure being proposed to increase access to local meat. And if you haven't already, please follow us on Instagram! See more on these below.
We invite you to join us on the eve of the 18th Annual Wise Traditions Conference for the Annual FundRAISER Reception to benefit the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund (FTCLDF) at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis Hotel in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Celebrate food freedom, local food, and the progress FTCLDF has made over the last decade securing and expanding access to real food and food rights across the nation. Click here to register and see the nutrient-dense menu!
Throwback Thursday Our first edition of Throwback Thursday features a case from Grand View Farm in Maryland. Father and son business partners, Nick and Wil Bailey's story starts with a call from the Maryland Health Department and a threat of shutdown to Grand View Farm's food operation. As members of FTCLDF, the Baileys put a call into the 24-hour 7-days-a-week emergency hotline and were greeted with support and assistance from FTCLDF's team of attorneys. Click here to see how the Bailey's story ended.
We do, and that is why it is so important to support the Processing Revival and Intrastate Meat Exemption (PRIME) Act,which would empower states to set their own standards for the sale of custom-processed meat within the state. High-quality local meat can be hard to find, and one of the main reasons is the shortage of inspected slaughterhouses that are accessible to small farmers in many parts of the country. Farmers often have to haul their animals several hours, increasing expenses for the farmer, driving prices up for consumers, and creating stress on the animals. The PRIME Act would ease this burden on farmers, and improve access to locally raised meat. Click here to learn more and to see what YOU can do now to tell congress to pass the PRIME Act.
Have you followed us on Instagram yet? Follow us @farmtoconsumer and tag us in all of your farming, homesteading and real food photos with the hashtag #ftcldfshares. We love to see what our community is up to! We will be re-posting member photos too, so stay tuned!
Who We Are/What We Do
Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund (FTCLDF), a 501(c)(4) nonprofit, defends the rights and broadens the freedoms of family farms and artisan food producers while protecting consumer access to raw milk and nutrient-dense foods.