Dan Brown pets "Sprocket," his family's 4-year-old, sole milking cow, before hosing her down at his farm in Blue Hill, Maine. Brown has become the poster child for Maine's food sovereignty movement. John Clarke Russ/Bangor Daily News hide caption toggle caption John Clarke Russ/Bangor Daily News The Salt Farm Free Or Die! Maine Towns Rebel Against Food Rules June 21, 2013 The Fourth of July is still days away, but in Maine, local food activists have already declared their independence. Ten towns so far have passed laws that essentially say local food producers don't have to abide by state or federal regulations if they are selling directly to consumers. And the revolutionary fervor has reached the statehouse.