FROM OUR FRIENDS AT SLOW FOOD Dear members, supporters and friends, On Labor Day, more than 20,000 people came together in all 50 states to tell Congress it's time to give kids real food at school. If you went to an Eat-In, we'd like to say thank you. And if you're one of the Slow Food Chapter Leaders and Eat-In Organizers who put incredible time and energy into the 300 Eat-Ins that took place nationwide, we'd like to shout thank you -- you made the day possible. The momentum helped us surpass our Labor Day petition goal - there are more than 20,000 signatures online, another 10,000 on paper, and many more still coming in. That's a huge show of support. When Congress starts debating the Child Nutrition Act this fall, we'll be able to take those signatures to legislators and make a strong case for reform.
Andy Burnes raises Certified Animal Welfare Approved by A Greener World (AGW) beef cattle at Jordan Farm in South Dartmouth, Massachusetts.
Jordan Farm’s Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW beef cattle are rotated through the fields, grazing one section of pasture before being moved to fresh fields. This type of management allows grass to recover before cattle return to graze again; it also keeps the soil naturally fertilized and minimizes the potential build-up of internal parasites, thereby avoiding reliance on chemical treatments.
The beef cattle at Jordan Farm are also Certified Grassfed by AGW. This is the only certification and food label in the U.S. and Canada that guarantees food products come from animals fed a 100 percent grass and forage diet, raised entirely outdoors on pasture or range, and managed according to the highest welfare and environmental standards on an independent family farm. Andy Burnes says, “Our goal is to raise the healthiest and highest quality grassfed beef that we can.”
Jordan Farm Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW, Certified Grassfed by AGW beef is available direct from the farm. For more information about Jordan Farm visit jordanfarm.com.