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Mother Earth News Fair Asheville

Join AWA at the Mother Earth News Fair in Asheville, North Carolina on May 6-7. This hands-on, sustainable lifestyle event features more than 150 workshops on modern homesteading, animal husbandry, green building, renewable energy, and more. Stop by the booth to learn more about the AWA, along with Certified Grassfed by AGW and Certified Non-GMO by AGW certifications, and don't miss the great resources on food labeling and pasture-based farming. Hope to see you there!
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Mother Earth News Fair Asheville

Join AWA at the Mother Earth News Fair in Asheville, North Carolina on May 6-7. This hands-on, sustainable lifestyle event features more than 150 workshops on modern homesteading, animal husbandry, green building, renewable energy, and more. Stop by the booth to learn more about the AWA, along with Certified Grassfed by AGW and Certified Non-GMO by AGW certifications, and don't miss the great resources on food labeling and pasture-based farming. Hope to see you there!
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NC Pastured Pork Co-op Seeks Farmers to Supply Rapidly Expanding Market

The North Carolina Natural Hog Growers Association (NCNHGA) is seeking natural hog growers to supply the growing demand for pastured pork. NCNHGA is a farmer-owned marketing cooperative aimed at successfully marketing hogs raised outdoors without the use of antibiotics, growth promotants or animal byproducts. Current markets include national grocery outlets, local restaurants, and other whole cut retailers. All members are required to be Animal Welfare Approved (AWA) before joining. Please contact Tim Holmes of AWA directly with certification questions (252-796-8079). An informational session will be held June 19, 2010 in eastern North Carolina for those interested in joining the cooperative. Contact NCNGHA President Jeremiah Jones at 910-290-2547 for meeting details or additional information about NCNHGA membership. Animal Welfare Approved is a free certification for family farms raising their animals outdoors on pasture or range. AWA provides marketing and technical support to farmers in the program. For more information visit www.AnimalWelfareApproved.org.
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