Thompson Farms, which raises pigs west of Valdosta in Brooks County, recently received a Whole Foods Market Supplier Award for Raising the Bar for Quality for its dedication to animal welfare and quality standards. On the 550-acre farm, pigs spend their entire lives on pasture and a USDA-inspected processing plant is on the premises, so the animals are never transported away from the farm. The Thompson family controls the quality of the pork from beginning to end, giving customers the assurance of a cleaner product.
A leader in sustainable hog farming, Thompson Farms has partnered with Whole Foods for more than a decade. It was also the world’s first farm to receive the highest 5+ rating for animal welfare from the Global Animal Partnership, a nonprofit dedicated to improving farm animal welfare.
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