Subject: Help Members Like These!

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Dear Friend,

We hope you are enjoying the holidays and staying well.

You may have seen an email from us earlier this month detailing our work in 2021. You can also learn more about what we have accomplished so far this year HERE!

All of us at FTCLDF thank you for your readership, membership, and support. FTCLDF’s small and hardworking staff and attorneys have been as busy as ever.

What does our membership like most about FTCLDF? Here’s what members replied in the member survey:
  • Peace of mind
  • Help and protection to small farmers/producers
  • Knowing that FTCLDF is assisting in legal battles
  • Work reversing detrimental laws and bans
  • Somebody to go to if legal issues arise
And here’s what some members recently said about the help they received from us:
We are a regenerative, beyond organic farm and we raise pastured pork, grass finished beef and lamb, pastured chickens/eggs, and continue to expand and add products. We joined the FTCLDF in 2018 in order to promote food freedom. We believe that the regulations that are in place at this time are not about food safety, but about big corporations controlling the market. We are so thankful for what FTCLDF is doing and plan to continue to support this amazing organization!
– Cory and Angie Mentink, Farmer Members

My county threatened me with a $10,000 fine and 2 years max in jail for putting my herdshare milk in my farm store. FTCLDF didn’t back down and did great at keeping me out of jail. I’m really thankful. FTCLDF has clout and authority. If it weren’t for them, I’d be finished farming. I’m still able to provide herdshare milk because of what FTCLDF did for me.
– Dan Messner, Farmer Member

With the support I have received from FTCLDF I have been able to create a West Virginia Meat Collective called The Honest Carnivore. The business idea specifically came from the guidance of The Good Meat Project and I double checked some of my material with a lawyer from FTCLDF. The Honest Carnivore offers farmers a better option for their animals via butchery classes and education on creative marketing using loopholes where their animals can be field harvested and still sold. FTCLDF gave me the courage and support to go for it!
– Elizabeth and Jimmie Riffle, Farmer Members

FTCLDF has been there to serve our members during these last two challenging years. Will you be there for us? Help maintain low membership fees, and donate today!

If you’re in a place to donate (only takes 3 minutes), do so today so that we can continue to help those in need of legal services so that they can focus on what they do best: providing food for their communities.

If you have already donated, we and our members thank you very much!


Amelia Martin
Outreach and Communications Coordinator
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