Subject: We’re Asking for Your Help to Continue Our Critical Work

Hi Friend,

During the next 24 hours, people around the world will come together to celebrate generosity and make an impact. Will you be one of them?

For more than a decade, Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund (FTCLDF) has served farmers and consumers at the forefront of the food freedom movement in America. We are grateful for the support you’ve given. Now we’re asking for your help to continue our critical work.

You see, FTCLDF is often a farmer's or rancher’s first line of support during a legal crisis. Here's what happened to Lisa, an FTCLDF member in North Carolina:

Lisa makes small batch, artisan goat milk gelato. During an inspection with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture, the inspector insisted the gelato had to be pasteurized twice using expensive machinery. Lisa referenced the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and state regulations to show the inspector that she complied with the rules. He was unpersuaded. Lisa took her matter to the inspector’s supervisor. They referenced another FDA regulation that was irrelevant to her situation, sent agents to the grocery stores carrying her product, and EMBARGOED her gelato. Lisa called FTCLDF requesting an attorney accompany her to a meeting with the Ag Department. FTCLDF attorney Suzy Israel contacted the department officials, indicating that she would be in attendance with Lisa. Immediately the official’s tenor changed. At the meeting, officials reinstated Lisa’s production license, released the embargo, and offered to send Lisa’s license via FedEx. Lisa was back in business.

And this is why FTCLDF is so essential. Sometimes, all it takes is the presence of an attorney to make government officials understand that our members will not be bullied.

Are you ready to help members like Lisa?

Donations are the lifeblood of our work to support and defend our members. We want membership to be accessible for all farmers and to keep our membership fees as low as possible. For FTCLDF to continue protecting, defending, and broadening the rights and viability of independent farmers, artisanal food producers, and their consumers, we need your financial support.

Please donate today on Giving Tuesday! Your donation helps us fight for a food system that supports farmers, ranchers, artisan producers, and consumers, to ensure our right to decide what we eat.

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Please consider making a year-end donation to the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund to help us continue our mission to protect, defend, and broaden the rights and viability of independent farmers, artisanal food producers, and their consumers. Click HERE to make a donation.* If you would like to mail in a donation, please click HERE. Alternatively, donations can be made by calling 703-208-FARM(3276). 

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