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What we do

Food Freedom Foundation works tirelessly to defend the rights of sustainable family farms and artisan food producers from government harassment and overreach. We contribute to the success of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund (FTCLDF), while also providing advocacy, education, and support for both farmers and consumers.

Our goal is to promote a fair and independent farm to consumer ecosystem that preserves and enhances the environment and its natural resources.

Who we serve

Family farms, artisan food producers, cottage food makers. Our efforts advocate for and defend the rights of small farming operations to offer meat, poultry, eggs, dairy products, produce and prepared food directly to consumers without a license.

why it matters

Imagine a world where what you eat is decided by a government bureaucrat hundreds of miles away from your home and community.  Imagine someone telling you what you can and cannot feed your family and who you can and cannot get that food from.

That day is today. That agency is the FDA.

Food Freedom Foundation is committed to one goal: the right to choose what food you eat and where you buy it from.

Success Stories

Grassway Organics is a certified organic dairy farm located in East Troy, WI. The family owned and operated farm has 35 Jersey cows and graze all of their calves on 210 acres of pasture, focusing on blood lines and milk only A2A2 cows.

Grassway Organics raw milk

Amish Raw Milk Farmer Vernon Hershberger was acquitted on three of four criminal misdemeanor charges associated with failing to have the requisite permits for selling raw milk to about 200 members of a private food club.

Vernon Hershberger | Milk Farmer
helpful links

resources for independent Farmers

Farm-to-consumer legal defense fund

The FTCLDF protects the rights of farmers and consumers to engage in direct commerce.

PRIME Act

Fact sheet about The Processing Revival and Intrastate Meat Exemption Act (PDF).

The Raw Milk Institute

RAWMI is dedicated to ensuring that raw milk is clean and safe for public consumption.

Raw milks laws

Interactive map created by FTCLDF showing raw milk laws state-by-state.

Raw milk Production

This guide was created by FTCLDF to guide farmers engaged in small scale pasture-based raw milk production. (PDF)

Poultry Processing

State-by-state review of on-farm poultry processing laws from FTCLDF.

Slaughter Laws

Interactive map showing custom/on-farm slaughter laws by state.

American Grassfed Association

American Grassfed supports American grass-fed and pasture-based farms and ranches.

National family farm coalition

A national coalition representing grassroots farm, ranch, and fishing organizations.

organic consumers association

Protecting and advocating for consumers' right to safe, healthful food and other consumer products.

American Grassfed Association

The Cornucopia Institute provides information to family farmers, consumers, and other stakeholders in the good food movement.

Institute for justice

The mission of IJ’s economic liberty practice is to remove government imposed barriers on a free market

defenses

Workers Compensation Defenses in North Carolina

Failure to Give Notice to Your Employer

In many cases, valid workers’ compensation claims in North Carolina are denied because the injured worker did not give timely notice to their employer. North Carolina law requires workers injured on the job to provide their employers with notice of their injuries within 30 days. Notice should be given to a supervisor either verbally or in writing, and may be given by the employee's spouse, doctor, or other third parties. If the injured worker fails to provide this notice, then their workers' compensation is lost.

Statute of Limitations

North Carolina has a time limit for filing a workers' compensation claim (which is separate from the deadline for providing notice of the injury) known as the statute of limitations. North Carolina’s statute of limitations for workers’ compensation claims is two years, which begins on the date that the worker was injured. If the injured worker fails to file a workers' compensation claim within this time period, then they lose their right to pursue their claim.

Self-Inflicted Injuries

Not all injuries are caused by working conditions. In some cases, workers may be injured on the job by their own actions. Injuries that they cause to themselves are not actionable under North Carolina's workers' compensation laws.

No Causal Link to Employment

In order to claim a work-related injury, there must be a causal link to the claimant's employment. One of the more common defenses to workers' compensation claims is that the worker's injury was not related to their employment activities.

Injury Not as Bad as Claimed

In some cases, injured workers will claim their injuries prevent them from returning to work. If their actions or medical records suggest otherwise, they may be forced to return to work and their workers' compensation benefits may be minimized.

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Plymouth, WI 53073
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