Archway Farm Awarded Top Animal Welfare Certification

The pigs at Archway Farm in Keene, NH  are now certified as Animal Welfare Approved (AWA) by A Greener World, meaning you don’t have to just take our word for it that their sausage and hams are raised to the best standards!

This certification and food label lets consumers know these animals are raised in accordance with the highest animal welfare standards in the U.S. and Canada, using sustainable agriculture methods on an independent family farm.  Archway Farm is the first farm in Cheshire County to achieve this certification.

Like other AWA farmers across the country, Mark Florenz recognizes the growing consumer interest in how animals are being raised.  Raising animals outdoors on pasture has known benefits to animals, consumers, and the environment. Florenz applied for AWA certification to help distinguish Archway Farm products from other products on the market.

“Animal welfare and sustainability are top priorities for our farm, and AWA is the gold standard. For our customers that can’t visit the farm, this certification gives them comfort that our animals are humanely raised” says Florenz.

Spoiler Alert: we will have some of Mark’s sausage on sale for the latter half of November for your locally-sourced country stuffing. Look for our Produce Manager, Emily’s recipe using Archway Farm pork in the Holiday issue of Monadnock Table coming out soon!

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