Hut's Hamburgers, an Austin tradition since 1939, has added that iconic symbol of Texas-the Longhorn-to its menu. Animal Welfare Approved Bandera Grassland of Tarpley, Texas is supplying the restaurant with pure Texas Longhorn beef from cattle that are direct descendants of the Iberian cattle brought by the Spaniards in the 1500s. The Animal Welfare Approved seal is an assurance to consumers that cattle from Bandera Grassland have been treated according to the highest welfare standards. "We were interested in the beef because of its unique history and strong identification with Texas, but what sold us on the burger was the spectacular taste," said Michael Hutchinson, the owner of Hut's, which is regularly voted as having the best burgers in Austin and is known nationwide for its innovative menu. "Our customers love it. It tastes like the beef you used to be able to get 150 years ago-like the beef you might have eaten on cattle drives. It's got big, authentic Texas flavor. Having the beef come from an Animal Welfare Approved ranch is an added bonus, because Austin is a town that cares about sustainable agriculture and animal welfare."
Bill Henning and his family, Mary and Audrey, raise Certified Animal Welfare Approved by A Greener World (AGW) dairy goats at Honomu Goat Dairy in Honomu, Hawaii. The farm is located midway between the historical town of Honomu and the beautiful Akaka Falls.
Honomu Goat Dairy is home to the St. Isidore herd of registered Nubian goats. The Hennings make a variety of artisan goat’s milk cheeses, as well as goat’s milk soaps under the The Hula Girl Soap Company and goat’s milk confectionaries under the Hula Momma Candy Co. label.
“We have the only herd of registered, purebred Nubian goats producing specialty cheeses in the state of Hawaii,” explains Bill. “It is our goats, in concert with the lush, natural pastures grown on former sugar cane plantation lands, that make our Chevre, our confections and our soaps so special!”
Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW goat milk soap, caramels and cheeses from Honomu Goat Dairy are available from the farm and through their online store. To learn more, visit honomugoatdairy.com and find them on Facebook.