ACS award winners, Labor Day grilling, meet the farmer and much more!

Tales from the Field from A Greener World
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August 2018
And the award goes to . . . Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW farmers
Congratulations to the five Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW farms that took home 19 medals at the 35th annual American Cheese Society Competition on July 27th in Pittsburg, PA!

  • Ruggles Hill Creamery in MA, took home five awards, including a first place for their ‘Claire’s Mandell Hill’ made with Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW goat milk.
  • Green Dirt Farm in MO, won a total of seven awards, with a first place award for their ‘Aux Arcs’, a mixed milk cheese made with Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW sheep’s milk (pictured above).
  • Chapel Hill Creamery in NC, took two awards, including a first place for their ‘Dairyland Farmers’ cheese made from Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW cow’s milk.
  • Consider Bardwell Farm in VT, won four total awards, including two first place medals for ‘Slyboro’ and ‘Goatlet’ cheeses made with Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW goat’s milk.
  • Tomales Farmstead Creamery in CA, won a second place award for ‘Atika’, a mixed goat/sheep milk cheese made with Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW sheep and goats’ milk from their farm, Toluma Farms.

 
We’re so proud to work with these award-winning farmers who are not only stewards of the countryside and members of vibrant rural communities, but are also supplying delicious, award-winning dairy products to people nationwide. Our congratulations to everyone involved! Read more here —

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GRILLING OUT? SHOP SMART!
With summer upon us—and Labor Day right around the corner—let us help you find great food from amazing, pasture-based farms! Search our online directory for farms, restaurants and retailers selling Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW, Certified Non-GMO by AGW and Certified Grassfed by AGW products—from meat, dairy, eggs and fiber products to handmade beauty treatments and confectionery treats!
HELP KEEP LABELS HONEST
Did you know the most meaningful animal welfare certification in North America is free? That’s right! Through donations and support from our community, we’re able to offer the Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW application, certification and annual audit at zero cost to farmers. Donations allow us to write standards for the best practices, not the highest bidder. Ready to support the work of AGW through membership?
MEET THE FARMER
Benji Anderson of Anderson Farms in Comer, GA, raises Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW Berkshire-Duroc pigs outdoors on 48 rolling acres of pasture. Benji partners with Farm Burger, who offers his AGW-certified pork at their Atlanta locations. But customers can also buy Benji’s pasture-raised pork directly from the farm by appointment. For more information, call 404-202-7642 and visit the farm’s Facebook page.
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