|TERREBONNE, OR (DECEMBER 11, 2020)—This holiday season, nonprofit farm certifier, A Greener World (AGW), is providing a free online directory of certified sustainable, pasture-raised meat, dairy, eggs and other products available locally or for online order and delivery. Listings include holiday specials from shipping discounts to holiday gift baskets, offering shoppers a clear way to include sustainable choices in their holiday traditions.
A Greener World’s family of labels includes Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW, Salmon Welfare Certified by AGW, Certified Grassfed by AGW, Certified Regenerative by AGW and Certified Non-GMO by AGW. Consumer Reports rated Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW as the only “highly meaningful” label for farm animal welfare, outdoor access and sustainability—and the only animal welfare certification in which they have confidence. A recent report from the influential Hartman Group, a leading food and beverage market research company, reveals Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW label has the highest impact on consumer purchasing behavior of any current food certification label.
Amidst the unprecedented changes brought about by COVID-19, many consumers are turning to online shopping as a way to limit contact, while farmers have adapted to offer low- and no-contact options for purchasing. And despite the increasing economic hardships faced by much of the country, the demand for high-welfare, sustainable food has remained steady as consumers reassess the impact of their food purchases on their own health, the environment, people and communities. Select nationally available holiday offerings from A Greener World’s certified farms and businesses include:
- The Blue Ledge Farm online cheese store is now offering discounts on their Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW goat cheese products as well as savings on shipping for the holidays. For more information or to place an order visit https://blueledgefarm.com/. Shipping is 20% off through December 15 and customers can also get 10% off their order with code LOVEGOATS.
- Prairie Fruits Farm & Creamery has a variety of holiday gift boxes featuring their Animal Welfare Approved goat cheese for sale through their online store: https://www.prairiefruits.com/shop. Custom cheese & charcuterie boards are also available. Holiday orders will ship no later than December 15th to ensure their arrival in time for the holidays.
Andrew Gunther, Executive Director of A Greener World, says,
“As we celebrate the close of a difficult year and the possibilities of a new one, we applaud our AGW-certified farms in navigating this challenging time with grace and ingenuity. We have also seen an inspiring surge of consumers interested in doing good with their food purchases, and we are thrilled to support them that goal. Our farmers work every day to provide meat, dairy, eggs, condiments, fiber, juices and more, using practices that genuinely make the world a better place—better for the environment, better for animals and people, and better for our health. We are excited to share these farms and products with others this holiday season, knowing they will enrich any celebration and continue to have a positive impact long after the meal is over.”
A list of AGW-certified farms and businesses offering online purchasing is available at https://agreenerworld.org/online-shopping/ and a complete directory of certified farms and businesses is available at https://agreenerworld.org/directory/. For more information visit https://agreenerworld.org/.