Country Mill Farms v. City of East Lansing

Steve Tennes of Country Mill Farms was banned from a local market after he shared his personal religious beliefs and views in a Facebook post. (7/23/2021)



Every day, people of faith are living under laws that can force them to violate their conscience. Should you be forced by officials to act against your beliefs? (7/23/2021)

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)


Issues Overview

When fundamental freedoms are diminished, society declines. We protect key freedoms like religious freedom, freedom of speech, and marriage and family. (7/23/2021)


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. (12/4/2020)


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. (7/23/2021)


Kate Anderson

Kate Anderson serves as senior counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom, where she is the director of the Center for Parental Rights. (7/23/2021)


This Week: A Family Farm in Michigan Standing Up to Government Hostility

This clear government hostility doesn’t belong in a pluralistic society like ours. (7/27/2021)


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)