The LDF supports and advocates for small-scale farmers, artisanal producers, and the broader community through legal policy, reform and advocacy work. We support farms doing on-farm processing facing unfair and inconsistent regulation of their facilities, as well as others grappling with outdated and illogical definitions in local planning schemes.
As part of our services, LDF staff provide advice:
- When small farms are caught up in a trial by media;
- On public and product liability for farms and food producers who sell direct to the public;
- About current legal reform where necessary to support the growing food sovereignty movement;
- To communities who want protected consumer access access to raw milk from local dairies;
- That benefits AFSA members and provide guidance in relation to, including but not limited to, relevant food safety standards and legal requirements for supply of small-scale farm produce and artisan food.
If you would like to know whether the LDF can help with your issue, please contact our administration or legal staff about your concerns.