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Happy, Healthy, AWA Pigs

Each of our farmers is regularly audited to ensure they meet Animal Welfare Approved standards. The basic premise of all the AWA certification is that animals must be able to behave naturally and be in a state of physical and psychological well-being. Employing the most rigorous standards for farm animal welfare currently in use by any United States organization, AWA ensures pigs are raised outdoors, and without the use of antibiotics, growth promotants, or animal byproducts.

Given only to family farms, the AWA approved label verifies participating farms are putting each individual animal’s comfort and well-being first. AWA is the only free, third-party animal welfare certification program, and it offers both technical advice and marketing support, and works to revitalize a culture of independent family farms, on which a humane ethic can be passed on to future generations. An annual audit by the AWA covers everything from birth of piglets to the processing of the animals for consumption. 

We proudly support North Carolina farms wherever possible on our menus.

Locals Seafood, Raleigh, NC

Triangle Firewood, Durham, NC

DAR Farms, Wallace, NC

Triple-A Family Farms, Yadkinville, NC

Eastern Carolina Organics, Durham, NC

Master Blend Family Farm, Kenansville, NC

Piney Grove, Yadkinville, NC