Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund

Live Panel


Join our live podcast panel from the Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund.  They are discussing your rights as a homesteader and how to navigate a few common legal issues.


Our Podcast Guests Include


Elizabeth Rich has practiced business law for more than 30 years. She serves as Executive Director of the nationwide nonprofit, the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund. At the organization, she advocates for food freedom and defends the interests of farmers and artisan food producers. She is also a goat farmer and cheese maker in Wisconsin, where she produces as much of her own food as she can on her 40-acre homestead.


Joel Salatin owns and operates Polyface Farm in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, producing salad bar beef, pastured poultry, pigaerator pork and forage-based rabbits. The farm services 6,000 families and 50 restaurants. Featured prominently in countless media, documentaries and books, the farm offers many educational opportunities for people wanting to learn these pasture-based systems. He has written 10 books about food and farming, both how-to guides and broad cultural works.

Patricia Foreman is a sustainable agriculture author, local foods activist, and popular speaker. She (and her co-presenter, chicken celebrity Oprah Hen-Free) has presented workshops and book signings at major national festivals and conferences across the United States. She is the author of City Chicks. To help “Chick Start America,” she developed the Backyard Chicken Keeper Certification course. Foreman graduated from Purdue University with degrees in animal science and pharmacy. She has a master's of public affairs from Indiana University’s Graduate School of Public and Environmental Affairs.

Follow the links below for topics mentioned in the podcast that may have piqued your interest:

Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund

Tour Polyface with Joel Salatin

The Chicken Underground

Joel's Books:

Holy Cows & Hog Heaven

The Marvelous Pigness of Pigs

The Sheer Ecstacy of Being a Lunatic Farmer

Fields of Farmers

Everything I Want to Do Is Illegal



Pat's Books:

A Tiny Home to Call Your Own

Chicken Tractor

Day Range Poultry

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