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Jessica Gigot, Ph.D. and Dean Luce raise Certified Animal Welfare Approved by A Greener World (AGW) sheep at Harmony Fields, situated in the Skagit Valley of Washington State, between Seattle, WA and Vancouver, British Columbia. Their mission is to produce nutritious, high-quality food using ecological farming techniques.
Jessica has an academic background in horticulture, health, and creative writing and appreciates the confluence of artists and farmers in Skagit Valley. Dean is a carpenter and graphic designer by trade, but also a self-made luthier and musician. For both Jessica and Dean, farming is a profession and a calling and they are grateful for the support of their customers that share their vision for an ecologically sustainable and equitable food system.
The flock of East Friesian/Lacaune sheep at Harmony Fields are raised outdoors on pasture and according to the highest animal welfare standards. The sheep’s milk is used to produce farmstead sheep cheese made in the farm’s USDA grade A dairy and creamery.
The farm was excited to achieve Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW status for their dairy sheep. “We are grateful that we are now Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW,” says Jessica. “We love our animals and want the world to know!”
Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW sheep’s milk cheeses from Harmony Fields can be purchased through the farm’s CSA subscription with pick-up regions in Bow, Bellingham, Everett, Seattle. Visit harmonyfields.com for more information, and follow Harmony Fields on Facebook and Instagram.