Legal Services Food Hub Celebrates First Year Helping Farmers and Food Businesses Thrive

Elena Mihaly | @ElenaMihaly

(150416-33)--April 16, 2015--Steuben, ME--Dovetail Family Farm © George Waldman

By supporting those who grow, produce, and sell our local food, like Dovetail Farm in Maine, we’re helping to foster a sustainable, resilient, and just food system. © George Waldman

 

It’s been just over a year since CLF’s Legal Services Food Hub launched, matching farmers, food entrepreneurs, and the organizations that support them with pro bono legal services. We are pleased to share our Annual Report highlighting the accomplishments of the Legal Services Food Hub over the last year.

It has been an incredibly successful first year. The Hub now operates in Massachusetts and Maine, and we’ve matched nearly 60 lower-income farmers, food entrepreneurs, and farm- and food-related nonprofits with free legal assistance.

Click here to view the Annual Report and to learn more about some of the farmers and food entrepreneurs we’ve assisted. Also, you can download our professional farm and food legal guides here for free. These guides were published in partnership with Harvard Law School and the University of Maine School of Law.

One easy way you can help the Hub continue to grow is by sharing this report widely within your networks!

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