Animal Welfare Approved will be represented tomorrow at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Lockwood Folly Marketplace, a specialty food and gift store in Supply, North Carolina. The newly opened store will feature produce, meats, dairy products and artisanal goods from North Carolina’s finest growers and craftspeople. Store owner Lindsay Hewett will be purchasing pork exclusively from Animal Welfare Approved farms, including farmers A.D. Jones (pictured at right) and Jeremiah and Jessica Jones of Grassroots Pork Company. Visitors attending tomorrow’s event will have the pleasure of tasting some of A.D.’s pork barbecued Lockwood Folly-style. Sourcing from local, independent, high-welfare farmers is part of Hewett’s commitment to local flavor and to the local economy. This commitment spans four generations, as Hewett’s great-grandparents ran a general store at the same location more than sixty years ago. Come meet Animal Welfare Approved staff and taste some of A.D. Jones’s delicious pork! Details can be found on the Lockwood Folly Marketplace website.
December 10, 2008: We’re back from Brunswick County, after a generous helping of what more than one person called “the best barbecue I’ve ever had.” Lindsay and Travis Hewett, along with their many friends and family members put together a remarkable event that celebrated local food, family traditions and high-welfare farming.
Lindsay’s grandfather performed the honor of cutting the ribbon, introduced by Cathy Altman of the Brunswick County Chamber of commerce. A dedication to local growers and artisans was evident in the many North Carolina products on the shelves. Two Animal Welfare Approved farmers figured prominently in the meat cooler: Baldwin Beef and Grassroots Pork Company. In fact, all of the beef and pork in the store came from Animal Welfare Approved Farms.
We wish Lockwood Folly Marketplace success in their first year, and in those to come.