Country Mill Farms v. City of East Lansing

The Tennes Family was banned from the farmer’s market by the city of East Lansing simply because of their beliefs about marriage (6/15/2020)




Client Story

Country Mill Farms

Watch the story of the Tennes Family who was banned from the farmer’s market by the city of East Lansing simply because of their beliefs about marriage. (4/19/2020)


Michigan City Targets the Viewpoints of Family-Owned Orchard

ADF filed a lawsuit on behalf of Country Mill Farms, defending their right to speak about their religious beliefs without fear of government punishment. (4/20/2020)


Banned from the Farmer’s Market Because of a Facebook Post

For years, they sold their produce at a farmer’s market in East Lansing, Michigan. But then something changed. (6/22/2020)


When “Diversity” Does Not Include Bible-Believing Christians

East Lansing can’t preach diversity, then turn around and discriminate against people of faith because those people hold and express views the City does not like. (4/20/2020)


Court Rules Country Mill Can Return to Farmer's Market

A federal judge issued an order that will allow Country Mill to return to the farmer’s market while their civil liberties lawsuit against East Lansing proceeds. (4/20/2020)


Kate Anderson

Kate Anderson serves as senior counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom, where she is a key member of the Center for Conscience Initiatives. (4/19/2020)


Country Mill Goes to Court

ADF will be representing Country Mill Farms before a court tomorrow, defending their freedom to live and work peacefully according to their faith. (4/20/2020)


What This U.S. Veteran and Apple Farmer Can Teach Us About Freedom

To all veterans: thank you so much for your service. (4/20/2020)


Who Knew a Facebook Post Politely Explaining Your Beliefs Could Get You in So Much Trouble?

A Facebook post explaining their beliefs on marriage got the Tennes family farm kicked out of the local Farmer’s Market in East Lansing, Michigan. (4/20/2020)


This Michigan Farmer Was Told to Keep His Beliefs to Himself, Or Face the Consequences

They never thought that a city 22 miles away would punish them for simply stating their beliefs. But that’s exactly what happened. (4/20/2020)