The Legal Food Hub celebrated a milestone in Massachusetts this past year. We have now placed 200 cases for farmers, small food businesses, and nonprofits around the Commonwealth. Since our launch in 2014, we’ve served an array of participants with a variety of legal needs:
- Countless small businesses and beginning farmers have received help forming an LLC and navigating transactions that help their operations get off the ground.
- Our work with some wonderful nonprofits has supported New American communities in getting a foothold in farming in their new homes.
- Several small businesses have called on our services as they scaled up and hit their stride, seeking help with co-packing and distribution contracts, hiring employees, and more.
These are just a few examples of the kinds of cases we’ve placed. But none of this work would have been possible without our tireless attorneys, who volunteer their time because of their passion for a more sustainable, resilient food system in Massachusetts. We are also grateful to our participants, who put their trust in us to help them navigate tricky issues.
We feel like we’re just hitting our stride, too, and look forward to the next 200 cases in the Commonwealth.