Legal Food Hub

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Conservation Law Foundation Launches Pro Bono Legal Service for Maine Farmers and Food Entrepreneuers
by Carol Gregory

Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) launched the Maine Legal Services Food Hub today at a networking breakfast with local government leaders, attorneys, farmers, and food entrepreneurs. Recognizing the role of farmers and food businesses in the economic and environmental health of Maine communities, the Legal Services Food Hub is the first of its kind network that connects smaller-scale farmers, food businesses, and food-related organizations with pro bono legal services to help start, grow, and operate their businesses. CLF launched the first Legal Services Food Hub in Massachusetts last year.

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CLF’s 5 for 2015: Resolutions for a Healthy, Thriving New England
by Peter Shelley

2014 was a banner year for CLF and for conservation in New England – a year of landmark breakthroughs (getting gas right in Salem); hard-won victories (shutting down dirty coal in Massachusetts); deep dives (defending New England’s ocean habitat); legal wrangles (clamping down on Cape Cod coastal pollution); and good eats (helping local farmers and…

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Conservation Law Foundation to Support Boston Public Market With Free Legal Assistance
by Carol Gregory

Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) and the Boston Public Market today announced that the Boston Public Market will receive pro bono legal assistance through CLF’s new Legal Services Food Hub.

The Legal Services Food Hub is a project of Conservation Law Foundation (CLF). CLF recruits attorneys to participate in the Legal Services Food Hub and manages the project.

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Starting a Business Just Got Easier
by Ben Tettlebaum

Sooner or later, if you’re thinking of starting a business, you’ll need to decide what form it should take. Do you want to start a for-profit? A nonprofit? A cooperative? Wonder if an S Corp might be a better choice than a C Corp? Is a B Corp right for you? What’s the difference between…

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CLF’s Pro Bono Legal Services Food Hub Helps Boston Food Entrepreneurs
by Molly Norton

Earlier this year, two young Boston entrepreneurs were in the thick of starting a food business. Their idea was to start a food truck in low-income Boston neighborhoods where they would cook and serve on-the-go meals made with ingredients sourced from local farms. Through this venture, the duo aimed to increase access to healthy, affordable,…