All locally-sourced market enriches economy and health of community
July 30, 2015 (BOSTON, MA) – Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) released the following statement today in acknowledgement of the grand opening of the Boston Public Market. CLF matched the market with free legal assistance to ensure lease opportunities for over 35 local vendors through CLF’s Legal Services Food Hub, a program connecting eligible participants to a large network of experienced attorneys who offer pro bono legal services.
“The Boston Public Market is a true reflection of our community coming together to enrich the local economy and provide healthy, fresh food for Boston residents,” said Jenny Rushlow, Director of Conservation Law Foundation’s Farm & Food Initiative. “Local farmers and food businesses are at the heart of a thriving New England. CLF was thrilled to join so many passionate advocates in making this first-of-its-kind market a reality, and we look forward to seeing this success replicated throughout the region.”
Over the past year since its launch, CLF’s Legal Services Food Hub has placed 56 cases with skilled attorneys in the region, providing over $400,000 in donated legal services. More information on the Hub’s success will be available in the Annual Report, which CLF will release in August 2015.
CLF experts are available for comment. For further background on the Legal Services Food Hub, visit www.legalservicesfoodhub.org.