Farm and Food Legal Resources

Welcome to the Farm & Food Legal Resources

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Farm and Food Legal Resources is a collection of online, existing legal resources compiled and organized by the Center for Agriculture & Food Systems (CAFS). CAFS developed this resource for individuals and organizations involved in sustainable food and agriculture. Consequently, the materials reflect an emphasis on sustainability, local and regional food systems as well as the innovations in food and agriculture occurring at the state and regional level. We hope you find Farm and Food Legal Resources helpful.

How to Use the Resource

First, select and click a user group from the options below. You’ll be taken to a list of the resource categories for your selected group. Here you can explore the legal information and tools supportive of your work. You may also select the general “Index” for a complete alphabetized listing of the topics covered on this site.

Each resource included on this site has been screened by CAFS for relevance, robustness and ease of use. As part of this screening process, CAFS solicited input from representative members of the user categories regarding the type of legal resources they find most useful. Likewise, we encourage input from all users of this site. Please send your suggestions, questions and comments to:


The Center for Food and Agriculture Systems is an initiative of Vermont Law School. The content provided on this webpage is for general educational purposes only and should not be relied upon as legal advice. If you have questions regarding the topics discussed herein, you should consult an attorney. This webpage should not be construed as creating an attorney-client relationship. The information provided on or by this webpage is not and is not intended to be a substitute for your potential need to consult with a competent attorney licensed to practice law in the appropriate jurisdiction. We disclaim any responsibility for any particular matter that affects your specific situation. While efforts are made to maintain and update the resources contained on this webpage, no warranty or other guarantee is made with respect to the timeliness or accuracy of any information provided on or by this webpage.