Looking Glass Creamery awarded certification
The herds of dairy cattle and beef cattle at Looking Glass Creamery are now Certified Animal Welfare Approved by A Greener World (AGW).
This certification and food label lets consumers know these animals are raised outdoors on pasture or range in accordance with the highest animal welfare standards in the U.S. and Canada, using sustainable agriculture methods on an independent farm. Consumer Reports has rated Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW as a “highly meaningful” label for farm animal welfare, outdoor access and sustainability–and the only animal welfare certification in which they have confidence.
Like other Certified Animal Welfare approved by AGW farmers across the country, Jennifer and Andy Perkins recognize the growing consumer interest in how animals are raised on farms. Managing animals outdoors on pasture or range has known benefits for animals, consumers and the environment.
Cattle at Looking Glass Creamery graze the farm’s pastures and are managed using rotational grazing practices and sustainable farming techniques, which results in lower environmental impact and a higher quality product. Jennifer Perkins of Looking Glass Creamery says all of the hard work is worthwhile because, ultimately, “We are proud of our focus on pasture-based management, seasonality, rotational grazing and a commitment to making great cheese that can’t be found anywhere but right here.”
AGW Executive Director Andrew Gunther says, “We’re proud to certify farms like Looking Glass Creamery that have demonstrated their commitment to transparency and verified, high-welfare, farming practices. These stewards of the countryside are quite literally building a greener world while producing delicious food, and we’re honored to help consumers find them–and in doing so choose products that match their values.”
For more information about Looking Glass Creamery, visit lookingglasscheese.com. To learn more about AGW, visit agreenerworld.org.
Submitted by Stephanie Wuorenma