The Legal Food Hub provides pro bono legal assistance by matching qualified attorneys in our network with…
& the Organizations that Support Them
Since our launch in June 2014, we've placed 375 cases and leveraged more than $2.5 million in pro bono legal services. Here are just a few highlights of the farmers, food entrepreneurs, and organizations who have been helped by the Legal Food Hub. Hover over each photo and then click to read more.
Sowbelly Butchery Forms an LLC
Bootblack Brand Changes Business Structure
All Farmers Seeks Fiscal Sponsorship
Calf & Clover Creamery Transitions to New Ownership
Freedom Food Farm Finds Stability
Fresh Food Generation Secures Investment Funds
Crooked Face Creamery Protects Intellectual Property as It Grows
Maine Farmers’ Markets Seeks Nonprofit Status & Trademark Protection
Stonington Kelp Co. Formalizes Its Business Structure
The Legal Food Hub passed a number of milestones in 2018, including 375 cases placed and over $2.5 million leveraged in pro bono legal services.
We also launched a Legal Food Hub in Connecticut and expanded our educational opportunities for farmers, food businesses, and attorneys alike. Workshops ranged in topic from community kitchens to agricultural employment law to intellectual property law.
This year, we're continuing our educational offerings with a winter webinar series and a new online portal with legal resources and guides.
None of these successes would have been possible without the vision and leadership of Jenny Rushlow, who created the Legal Food Hub five years ago. While Jenny has moved from Conservation Law Foundation to Vermont Law School, we will continue to benefit from her many talents as she oversees the Hub's expansion to the Green Mountain State.
FIRMS in our network in four states
NEW ENGLAND STATES SERVED BY LEGAL FOOD HUB
CASES placed since June 2014
MILLION dollars leveraged
We’ve been working to expand our educational offerings for farmers, food entreprenuers, and attorneys. Throughout the past year we’ve been providing key legal information to farmers at conferences large and small. In addition to informative presentations, we’ve been working to increase our output of written educational materials.
New guide makes it easier for farmers and food businesses to comply with employment laws – so they can spend more time growing and producing delicious local food, and less time trying to navigate these laws on their own.
New England farmers looking to hire a farm apprentice or a few employees for the farming season face a web of confusing legal requirements.
Getting timely legal assistance can make all the difference for a farm, food business, or community organization.