D & A Williams Farm owners Donnie & Alease Williams raise pigs in Autryville, North Carolina. Their commitment to high-welfare farming has led them to continuously improve their farming practices, even after becoming Animal Welfare Approved. Donnie and Alease attend educational events and workshops, and also labor with hands-on farm improvements to enhance their animals’ health and welfare. Alease was also selected to attend the Small Farmer Agricultural Leadership Institute, keeping her very busy but giving her greater experience in how to run a farming operation. She shares this information with other farmers in the area, as well as her high-welfare values. For more information on purchasing the Williams’ healthy, pasture-raised pork contact them through their vendor listing above.
Karl Hudson and Mann Mullen own and operate Rare Earth Farms, LLC., a Certified AWA beef cattle and pig operation located just outside of Raleigh, North Carolina. While Mann has farmed all of his life, Karl returned to his farming heritage after a career in retail management when the two saw an opportunity to combine their farming and marketing experience to sell high-welfare, sustainable products to meet growing consumer demand across NC.