Farm2fork in Somerset first in uk to achieve renowned environmental, animal welfare certifications for geese and turkey

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The cattle, sheep, chickens, turkeys and geese at Greenway Farm are now Certified Animal Welfare Approved and Certified Non-GMO by A Greener World (AGW). The beef cattle and sheep are also Certified Grassfed by AGW. Greenway Farm is also the first farm in the UK to meet the programme’s standards for geese and turkey. A Greener World’s farm standards were developed in collaboration with scientists, veterinarians, researchers and farmers across the globe to maximise practicable, high-welfare farm management. Greenway Farm is the headquarters of the Farm2Fork online farm business and farm shop.

Part of a portfolio of leading farm certifications offered by respected international certifier, A Greener World, the Certified Animal Welfare Approved (AWA) by AGW label verifies animals are raised outdoors on pasture in accordance with world-renowned welfare standards using sustainable agriculture methods on an independent farm. Newly launched in the UK, AWA is part of the suite of “Certified By” seals offered by A Greener World Global, along with Certified Grassfed by AGW and Certified Non-GMO by AGW, which are optional, additional accreditations for AWA farms.

Farm2Fork was founded in 2010 by Ollie White, a passionate environmentalist and fourth-generation farmer. Born from a dream to produce and sell meat reared “just as nature intended”, Farm2Fork is an enterprise that benefits both animals and the environment.

With five separate livestock species certified, Farm2Fork is currently the most diverse farm in the UK’s Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW programme.

Ollie White of Farm2Fork says,
“Farming for me is about living in nature’s eye and working with my surroundings to provide the best environment for the animals to grow, and consequently the best products for my customers to eat. Each animal is reared with pride, allowing them to grow naturally on a diet of grasses herbs and clovers, and to the best animal welfare standards possible.”

With the growing disconnect of consumers from the source of their food and increasing demand for meaningful welfare standards, Farm2Fork found it essential to have third-party validation demonstrating their exceptional welfare and environmental practices to a market hungry for honest information about their food. In addition to being Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW, the animals at Farm2Fork are also Certified Non-GMO by AGW, the only non-GMO welfare label. The beef cattle and sheep are also Certified Grassfed by AGW. For more information on non-GMO and grassfed certifications in the marketplace, see these charts comparing non-GMO and grassfed labels.

A Greener World UK and Europe Executive Director Wayne Copp says,
“We are thrilled to partner with Farm2Fork in celebrating their farm, and our growing family of farms in the UK and Europe. It has never been more critical for farmers to be fully understood by consumers, and we are honoured to support this though an uncomplicated, independent and credible certification marque that can be trusted to mean what is says on that label: Non-GMO. Animal – Welfare – Approved.

Farm2Fork’s certifications from A Greener World recognise that high standards of animal welfare and environmental management are not only good for farmed livestock and the planet, but that labelling with our seal makes good commercial sense in speaking clearly and directly to consumers seeking food they can feel good about. What Farm2Fork has achieved is nothing short of an inspiration for all forward-thinking UK producers.”

Farm2Fork Greenway Farm’s Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW, Certified Non-GMO by AGW chicken, turkey and goose products and Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW, Certified Non-GMO by AGW, Certified Grassfed by AGW beef and lamb are sold direct from the on-farm shop, as well as through the farm2fork.co.uk website, where products are available for local and national delivery.

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