Simmons Farm Expands Offerings and Limits Liability

About: Simmons Farm is a 120-acre family farm in Middletown, Rhode Island, specializing in traditional and heirloom produce, meat, dairy, eggs, cheese, and hay. The farm has been passed down within the Simmons family through several generations and for the past 20 years has been run by Karla and Bryan Simmons.

Legal Issue: Karla and Bryan came to the Legal Food Hub looking for legal assistance to help them add a feature to their customers’ experiences. They hope to open the farm for nature walks and picnics, and sought assistance of an attorney to create a liability waiver to present participants who sign up for these additional activities.

The Relationship:  The Legal Food Hub matched Karla and Bryan with attorney Kristen Whittle from Barton Gilman’s Rhode Island office. Kristen has extensive experience in insurance-related matters and brings a wealth of knowledge to her work with Simmons Farm, helping them to grow their business and supporting a farm that is part of our Rhode Island food system.