an intimate farm-to-table gathering celebrating food freedom

st. paul, oregon

September 2, 2017

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farm-to-consumer legal defense fund 5th annual fundraiser

An intimate, farm-to-table gathering celebrating food freedom

Mingle with real food activists like Joel Salatin of Polyface Farm, meet the farmers responsible for paving the way for food freedom and experience Oregon’s bounty of locally raised cuisine and award-winning wine and craft beer.  Get your tickets now

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Featuring Oregon's greatest local fare

After touring Champoeg Creamery's renowned raw milk micro-dairy, enjoy a 4-course meal paired with local beer & wine. Immerse yourself in the slow, peaceful rhythm of farm life, connect with  supporters of the food freedom movement and savor thoughtfully raised local food. See the night's schedule of events.


chef jessica hansen of middleground farm


big table farm wine


ridgewalker brewing company


paving the way for a sustainable future

America's food freedom activists

The evening is limited to 40 guests to foster connection and community with some of America's leading activists in the fight for food freedom: freedom for consumers to choose their own food and freedom for small farmers to produce sustainably grown vegetables, raw milk, pastured meats, eggs and more. After touring the farm, meet at the dinner table for a captivating discussion with Joel Salatin. Get your tickets now.



joel salatin

Famed author, farmer and activist, Joel is a captivating speaker inspiring change in America's agriculture system. He calls himself a Christian libertarian environmentalist capitalist lunatic farmer. Others who like him call him the most famous farmer in the world, the high priest of the pasture, and the most eclectic thinker from Virginia since Thomas Jefferson.  Those who don’t like him call him a bio-terrorist, Typhoid Mary, charlatan, and starvation advocate.


elizabeth rich

President of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund and licensed attorney, Elizabeth represents small farmers and fights against unfair legal treatment and protects consumer's rights to access farm-fresh food. 


charlotte smith

Host of this event and owner of Champoeg Creamery, a raw milk dairy in St. Paul, Oregon, Charlotte was named one of the Top 25 Women in Food & Agriculture for her work advocating raw milk freedom. She is the author of Farm Marketing from the Heart and offers training and consulting to farmers around the world who are looking to build sustainable farm businesses.




St. Paul, Oregon

Just 30 minutes out of the city of Portland you'll find the farm, Champoeg Creamery, nestled in Oregon's wine country featuring world-class Pinot Noir vineyards, thriving small farms, and activities for outdoors-enthusiasts and foodies alike. Discover activities & travel itineraries for your trip.


You, as a food buyer, have the distinct privilege of proactively participating in shaping the world your children will inherit.
— Joel salatin
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support the farm-to-consumer legal defense fund

A memorable evening with Joel Salatin

Your $1500 donation includes one seat at the table with only 40 other food freedom supporters. A truly intimate experience, with each moment of the evening intentionally crafted to savor food, good company and our freedom to support local farms.  Get your tickets now.

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