Welcome to Food Freedom Ministry:

I have a dream…..   I dream of a free country where one can obtain healthy, affordable food.  As things now stand we are all forced to consume only foods that the government food monopoly provides. Or more accurately “allows”.   It is my contention that very little of this food is safe, it is certainly not accurately labeled, as far as ingredients, nor it’s possible health benefits. 1  2  One can not even trust the “Organic” label  1  2 as  it  has been co-opted by big agriculture, and  is often misleading and inaccurate.

“Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.”  ~Ephesians 5:11

As a quick example of not being able to obtain healthy food, through the government food monopoly,  let’s look at  supermarket “heavy cream”. It is impossible to find cream that has not been ultrapasterized  1 and  it’s proteins denatured  lowering the nutritional value of the food, and quite possibly making the proteins harmful to the human body.  All of the beneficial and probiotic bacteria in the cream are also killed.  Various beneficial enzymes are destroyed.  Finally they  put the cream in a BPA lined paper carton. This frankenfood is the only form of heavy cream that is allowed in the US food monopoly. Welcome to “the land of the free”.

 

In my  due diligence, I have discovered that in “the land of the free”  that one can not exercise the God given freedom of purchasing, and selling food without government interference  unless one forms a “club”.  (even then there is substantial interference)  I find it hard to wrap my mind around this fact, as we yet do not have to form clubs in  order to:
1.) Have children
2.)  Cook dinner for our friends.
3.)  Get together, and read the bible.
4.)  Get together with some friends, and go float the Buffalo River  down in AR.
5.)  Thousands upon thousands of other things, do not yet require us to form a “club” in order to exercise a right.

In the “land of the free” in order to exercise the very  fundamental right of  selling and buying food products  our illegitimate government ( a government that violates rights rather than protecting them is illegitimate) requires that you form a club, and to dot your I’s and cross your T’s.  Then to show you who’s boss, they will ignore the fact that you jumped through all of their illegitimate hoops, and are “legal”  according to their laws,  and   harass you none the less.     Read this story about the Rawsome food club raid, where Federal terrorists armed with sub machine guns,  raid a food club, destroy, and steal property, and criminally shut it down.   Raids are increasing on farms and private food-supply clubs — here are 5 tips for surviving one  

“I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

Food is not the only monopoly (infringement of rights)  that Americans are subject to.  Our schools, our  entire health care system, our legal defense, are all government created & protected monopolies.  Not the free market, that one would expect in a Republic with a Constitution that if followed, virtually insures a free market. (not government created and enforced  monopolies)

If you don’t yet see this yet, hopefully this will be a wakeup call, and you can now  take measures to reverse  these tramplings  to your rights.

Marketing is  the bane of small farmers,   and I envision the Food Freedom Ministry, food club  as a tool to help in the marketing of products from small farms, artisans, and just folks with large gardens that want to sell product.  It will allow the farmer to concentrate on what he loves, and does best.  The food club will  do the  research & conforming to the various legal requirements for a  food club.  This  takes a  huge burden off of the  shoulders of the local farmer, and will allow him to to produce products that he might not feel comfortable marketing on his own.  FFM is investigating purchasing a legal protection policy from Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund.
We are also going  to investigate the potential of using Non-Statutory Trusts as a way to protect our farms, homes, and business’s  from the “in-justice” system that  seems to be  such  good friends with large agri-corperations.

Farmers, Artisan food producers, &  home gardeners with an excess, will not be bound to selling exclusively though FFM.  They will  all be free to sell using any venue that they please.  Club members will be able to both buy and sell products, through the clubs online ecommerce site (which will be beta tested soon)  The club will institute safety, and labeling guidelines that all members  selling  with us will be expected to follow.  The end goal is to provide much better than health food store quality food at affordable  prices. The main result of government interference in the market place is  that much “healthy” food is overpriced  and many can not afford to buy.  If  these dubious “safety” measures cause the price of healthy food to escalate to where half of the population can not afford to buy it, you are not practicing (unrequested) benevolence, but are  rather running  a thinly veiled eugenics program.

I  hope this answers some of your questions.  MUCH still needs to be worked out and  we need to brainstorm, and see where to proceed next. When I get more  figured out, we will plan to hold a strategy meeting where everyone can give their ideas and inputs.

If you  click on this articles title  you  will  be brought to it’s home page page where you can comment,  using the Disqus forum that is below this article.  Also  feel free to send an email with your support, and/or suggestions to:   ffm @  foodfreedomministry.com

Thanks and God Speed
Joe Tittiger- Seymour MO  – joe @  tittiger.com

BEFORE YOU LEAVE CHECK OUT THE  RESOURCES  LISTED BELOW:


If you are only going to do one thing for your health, I would suggest reading the Weston A Price pamphlet “Principles of Healthy Diets”.  Here it is in PDF and here is it on a web page.   (I happen to have founded  the Springfield/Seymour  Weston A Price chapter for this area.  If you are interested in learning more feel free to contact me.)

 

“Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.”  ~Ephesians 5:11

 


 

“The Hole in  our Gospel” is  a book that like the one above will change your life.
While I just recently read this book, it is the scriptural principles (liberty, truth, justice, helping the poor, loving ones neighbor, creating God’s kingdom here on Earth) in it that are the motivation for my  being compelled to  challenge  the illegitimate, health,  and rights destroying, food monopoly in this country.

The Hole in Our Gospel Special Edition: What Does God Expect of Us? The Answer That Changed My Life and Might Just Change the World


The philosophical reasons that this food ministry needed to be started is:  the absolute subgegation of our God given rights.
There is no better discussion of this topic than  Murray N. Rothbard’s  “For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto”.

One can get an audio or text copy for free here:
No excuse not to “read” this marvelous work (that should be required reading to graduate high school)
when you can listen to it while you weed your garden, drive to work, or paddle your Kayak.

 


 

This short talk about Romans 13  reinforces, that  scripture has a very strong “liberty” message, that has been either overlooked or  hidden from us. Listen to Brother Gregory’s  take on Romans 13.   (I will also link to Chuck Baldwin’s Romans 13 talks  when I get chance.)

Romans 13 is about Liberty!

 


 

Finally I wanted to  announce that Food Freedom Ministry now has a Real.Video channel. I hope that you find the material there educational.

https://www.real.video/channel/foodfreedomministry 

Club structure thoughts

WHY A CLUB?

Because of the crazy “laws” in this country,  we need to form a membership only club in order to exercise our God
given right to conduct business with one another.  The money for the most part will be applied to purchasing legal services
to protect us from the government (the people that are supposed to be protecting our rights, but don’t)  and   to pay for web hosting and ecommerce fees.

Think of this as yet another hidden tax from a government that already taxes you at 50% or more.

The renewal date for  memberships will  be January 1st of every year.  Those purchasing an initial  membership after July 1st, will get the months left in the current year plus the next full year for their membership price.

Family memberships  tentatively will be $49 per year and $24 a year for single people and those in financial need.
Please consider purchasing a membership early when they are offered as without the funds we will not get off of the ground.
Consider it a gift of love for your fellow man, if we don’t have a wide breadth of goods when we first get going.

OTHER COSTS:
Selling online has substantial time and money investments and the club will markup any ware that it handles (online or not) to cover costs,and salaries. I have looked at John Moody’s  food co-op book to give me ideas. If you want get in on the planning, I suggest that you take a look at it also. It  is linked in the “resources”post on this site.

WHAT FORM WILL WORK IN THE STARTUP PHASE?

How about a weekly, PRIVATE  farmers market?  Where one can order in advance, online.  The  “farmers”  could even drop off their orders the day before and not be hassled with an actual farmers market and the time involvement. Perhaps the club could take things on consignment for the farmers that want to just drop things off and go.  I am thinking of a one time yearly fee for selling at the farmers market, on top of the club membership. Something in the order of $200 a year, but  remember that the club takes no cut on this type of sale.  Unlike commissioned farmers market sales or the online sales.   Alternately  we could charge a small setup fee for each vendor, and or charge a small transaction fee based on sales.

This market will also be for any member that has  a hobby such as making kombucha,  kimchi, kefir, cheese, even non food items, to sell, barter, orgive away.  I want to encourage lots of  small artisan food producers to participate.   Any member will be able to participate as a consumer of any of the wares offered, they may sell exclusively online, the may sell exclusively in farmers market style, the can sell at the farmers market on  consignment, or they can sell to anyone anywhere. I am 110% free market folks, unlike ANY of the farmers markets in the Springfield area.

LONGER VIEW PICTURE OF THE FOOD MINISTRY

Long term I envision dozens of artisan food producers & small farmers,  to be producing such an abundance of local healthy foods, to such a degree that one could completely eschew the the  eugenics distribution sites that  are euphemistically  called grocery stores.  Most will be selling online, and  will deliver sold goods every week to  our distribution point.    At this central location members will be able to participate in a weekly, year round, members only  farmers market.   Members will be able to sell food products that they produced, or other food products and  goods obtained elsewhere, just as long as their is full disclosure that they were not produced by the seller.  People could for instance re-sell cheeses  obtained at Shetler’s discount grocery.
People that do not want to stick around for the Farmers Market can sell though the club on consignment.
We will be free to offer a restaurant type venue, that may be only once a month for pre-sold dinners, or  may be open several days a week for drop in business.   Things such as say wines for the dinners may be produced and provided for these member only dinners.   Members may be able to organize and sell their own restaurant style meals by renting the facilities for a day.

Finally I envision a s small store on the premises where, in addition to online sales, & the farmers market , club members will be able to stop by and do some shopping on an impromptu basis.

PAYMENT METHODS

To make things easy on everyone, I am going to suggest that members be encouraged to deposit working funds into a credit account with the club. Perhaps your estimated monthly purchases would be a good amount to begin with. (not sure how well this would integrate with online sales)   That way we can afford the time and money hassle involved with taking credit cards, which by the way if you are Christian is immoral (it’s unarguably stealing (we can discuss this further in the comments below if you are interested)  but don’t expect your pastor to be bright enough to see this fact, as I have not met one yet that does.
The only other method of payment will be exact amounts of cash.  When using cash do not expect change, if you are over the amount of the purchase,  the extra will go into your club credits, that can be used for future purchases.

This may be too much trouble but I would very much like to be able to accept food stamps.  Also encourage vendors to offer special incentives to people using food stamps (and as a Christian I do understand that FS are stealing – and that again is another discussion)

Also rather than having vendors being responsible for making sure that everyone there has a current membership, and taking money,  I would like to have a system where people spend their credits, and if they do not have enough, that they centrally purchase them as they enter the farmers market.

I think that for the time being that this is more than enough detail…
Thanks for hanging in there this long.

Joe Tittiger – Seymour MO

Resource list:

This is  a dynamic, and I stress dynamic, list of resources that you might want to investigate.
I must admit that I have a lot of learning to do.

My inspiration for this endeavor were the Italian Dining clubs that were started to circumvent onerous restaurant laws in Italy. There was also the Maine Food Sovereignty movement that is still ongoing in many respects.  It was started for the same reason that I am starting this movement:   Tyrannical & illegitimate  food regulations.(that illegitimately have the force of law)

I will try and  type a synopsis  next to each link (or as a post in the comments below) as I read them and get the time.
Dum Spiro, Pugno
~FFM


 

John Moody’s – Food club manual
This is a $15 —  60 page manual for a very successful food club in Kentucky.
It is the ONLY such document that I have been able to find.
If you need  a copy please contact me and I will find you a link to purchase one.
Follow this link and listen to the podcast interview of John.

I wanted to  announce that Food Freedom Ministry now has a Real.Video channel. I hope that you find the material there educational.
https://www.real.video/channel/foodfreedomministry 

The Weston A Price Podcast has some phenomenally informative shows. Like this one:
Why GMOs are bad for us   Monday 30 July 2018


How things would look if you REALLY lived in a free country

 


 

Food Freedom Groups Across the Nation

Sewage sludge is being spread on Missouri farmland, and contaminating your food with, heavy metals, prescription drugs, disease, and more.

Fresh from the farm: Maine takes lead in ‘food sovereignty’ movement

Maine’s New Food Sovereignty Law Gets a Last-Minute Overhaul

USDA Threatens Maine over Food Freedom: New at Reason

Raids are increasing on farms and private food-supply clubs — here are 5 tips for surviving one  

Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund

Dave Champion – Non-Statutory Trusts

 


 

Book: The Hole in Our Gospel Special Edition: What Does God Expect of Us?
A  book that  could change your life.
While I just recently read this book, it is the scriptural principles in it that are the motivation for my  being compelled
to  challenge  the health,  and rights destroying, food monopoly in this country.

The Hole in Our Gospel Special Edition: What Does God Expect of Us? The Answer That Changed My Life and Might Just Change the World

 


 

 

 

The philosophical reasons that this food ministry needed to be started is:  the absolute subgegation of our God given rights in this country.  Largly because modern  day Christians would  not know a God given right if it hit them in the face.  The government indoctrination camps have  wildly succeeded in dumbing down the American people.

There is no better discussion of this topic than  Murray N. Rothbard’s  “For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto”.

One can get an audio or text copy for free here:

 


 

If you are only going to do one thing for your health, I would suggest reading the Weston A Price pamphlet “Principles of Healthy Diets”.  Here it is in PDF and here is it on a web page.   (I happen to have founded  the Springfield/Seymour  Weston A Price chapter for this area.  If you are interested in learning more feel free to contact me.)

 

“Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.”  ~Ephesians 5:11

 Weston A Price – Principles of Healthy Diets