Time to get grilling.

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Remember to #MakeitGAP this summer!

The weather is getting warmer, which means it’s time to pick up some of your favorite meats and fire up the grill. We’ve curated some more mouth-watering recipes for you on our recipe page, so get your grocery list ready. And be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for grilling tips, partner spotlights, recipe ideas, and other culinary inspiration for how to step up your BBQ game. Bon Appetit!

Look for the G.A.P. Label

Global Animal Partnership Animal Welfare Certified Step 1
Global Animal Partnership Animal Welfare Certified Step 2
Global Animal Partnership Animal Welfare Certified Step 3
Global Animal Partnership Animal Welfare Certified Step 4
Global Animal Partnership Animal Welfare Certified Step 5
Global Animal Partnership Animal Welfare Certified Step 5+

G.A.P.’s Animal Welfare Certified label means that animals are raised without antibiotics or added hormones, and are fed a vegetarian diet with no animal by-products. The higher the number, the more the animal’s environment mimics its natural environment.

Learn More About Each Step

Improving the Lives of Farm Animals

G.A.P.’s comprehensive program positively impacts millions of farm animals every year. Being G.A.P. certified means the animals have:

MORE SPACE

A SAFE & ENRICHED ENVIRONMENT

ACCESS TO PASTURE OR OUTDOORS

(STEPS 3 & ABOVE)

A HEALTHY, VEGETARIAN DIET

(NO ANIMAL BY-PRODUCTS)

NO ADDED HORMONES OR ANTIBIOTICS

G.A.P. is the Label You Can Trust

With G.A.P., every farm is audited to gain certification. Some other animal welfare certification programs only audit a small sample of farms annually. We feel this level of integrity is necessary, especially when considering the lifecycle of raising live animals.

Global Animal Partnership Animal Welfare Certified Step 1

G.A.P. requires every farm to be audited every 15 months (through every season) in order to be certified.

G.A.P. Audits Every Farm Every 15 Months

Group Model Certification Programs

Only require that a small percentage (~10%) of farms be audited every 12 months, even though all of them will be “certified.”

Others only audit 10% of farms every 12 months

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Why You Can Trust the G.A.P. Label

What makes G.A.P.’s program better?

Why G.A.P.? Technical KnowledgeWhy G.A.P.? Technical Knowledge

Technical Knowledge

Our team is made up of scientists with advanced degrees in farm animal behavior and welfare, combined with the practical knowledge to apply it.

Why G.A.P.? Comprehensive ApproachWhy G.A.P.? Comprehensive Approach

Comprehensive Approach

G.A.P. develops and implements tiered standards for 8 farm animal species, impacting over 416 million animals annually.

Why G.A.P.? Supply Chain SupportWhy G.A.P.? Supply Chain Support

Supply Chain Support

Our team of meat industry experts have the know-how to connect manufacturers, and bring value to the entire supply chain from farm to fork.

Why G.A.P.? QualityWhy G.A.P.? Quality

Quality

Better raising and handling of animals results in better tasting meat – another reason to feel good about supporting change with your purchases.

Why G.A.P.? IntegrityWhy G.A.P.? Integrity

Integrity

Every single farm is audited to our standards every 15 months.

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TGIF! What are you grilling this weekend? May we suggest some G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified juicy sausages? The G.A.P. label always means NO antibiotics and NO added hormones. Quality starts with better animal welfare.

(Yes, our mouth is watering too.)

#MakeitGAP #summergrilling #sausage #fridaymood
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Summer is great for charcuterie boards, but what about sausage boards? Now you're talkin'. Check out today's sausage mixed grill recipe. Grill your favorite sausage varieties with your favorite veggies (or pineapple!) and voila! Dinner is served.

Check out the recipe here and get creative! >>> https://globalanimalpartnership.org/sausage-mixed-grill/

#MakeitGAP #sausage #sausageparty #summer
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Who doesn't love a good "power" bowl? Our recipe inspiration today includes grilled sausage and veggies combined with your favorite rice or quinoa and chimichurri sauce.

Check out the recipe here >>> https://globalanimalpartnership.org/grilled-sausage-mushroom-bowls/

Look for G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified brands Bilinski Sausage Co Seemore Meats & Veggies Fork In The Road Foods Applegate and Charcutnuvo the next time you shop and #MakeitGAP!

#sausage #sausages #powerbowl #sausageparty
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Who loves turkey legs? 🙋Oh, how we long for our favorite summer carnival meal. But you know what? You can make some at home on your grill or in your smoker! This recipe may just have you setting up some carnival games in your backyard this weekend.

Check it out here >>> https://globalanimalpartnership.org/bbq-turkey-legs/. And don't forget to #MakeitGAP by looking for the G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified label when you shop!

#turkeylegsfordays #thinkturkey
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What day is it?? It's TACO TUESDAY!! Check out this great recipe for fajita tacos made with turkey tenderloins. Just 30 minutes to marinate and 10 minutes on the grill. Sounds like the perfect dinner to us!

Get the recipe here >>>> https://globalanimalpartnership.org/grilled-turkey-tenderloin-fajitas/ and #MakeitGAP!

#tacotuesday #turkey #tacos #animalwelfare
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G.A.P. Partner Spotlight Mosner Family Brands

Time to honor another G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified partner --Mosner Family Brands one of our G.A.P. Certified pork producers. Mosner Family Brands (MFB) was founded by David Mosner, a veteran of New York City’s Meatpacking District. He established MFB in 1957 in Bronx, New York and became a founding shareholder of the world’s largest food distribution center, Hunts Point Cooperative Market. David’s sons, Michael and Philip, joined their father in the early 1980’s and continued to diversify the company’s product offerings and customer-centric approach. Now in its third generation of family management, with the addition of Ben, Seth, and Jessica Mosner, MFB has dedicated itself to the local food movement and has prioritized animal welfare and sustainability as a core tenant of their business.

Mosner Family Brands works with a network of small family farms in New York, Pennsylvania, and New England, all of which raise heritage (Duroc) breed pigs using sustainable methods. All of MFB’s pork programs are G.A.P. Certified to meet our Enriched Environment / Step 2 animal welfare standards. This means the pigs are raised with lots of space and deep bedding to encourage foraging behaviors. There are never any crates or confinements of any type, and the animals were fed an all-vegetarian diet with no antibiotics and no growth hormones.

You can purchase Mosner pork products directly from their website https://mfbny.com/. Thank you Mosner Family Brands for your commitment to family farms and better animal welfare practices. We are proud to call you a G.A.P. partner!

#MakeitGAP #animalwelfare #thankafarmer #familyfarms
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THIS. On your grill this weekend. 🙌 Shredded brown sugar pork butt. Our mouths are watering just thinking about it. Get the recipe here >>> https://globalanimalpartnership.org/brown-sugar-bbq-pork-butt/.

And don't forget to #MakeitGAP when you're shopping for pork. You can pick up pork from our G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified partner Reunion Foods at many Whole Foods Market stores across the East Coast and south. You can also get G.A.P. Certified pork delivered to your door via Thrive Market.

#pork #porkbutt #porklover #grilledpork #pulledpork #grilling
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Craving a BLT? So are we! We love this new spin on a classic recipe -- turn your sandwich into skewers and throw them on the grill. Genius! Be sure to #MakeitGAP when you buy bacon this week. We recommend one of our G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified pork partners, Thompson Farms, available in Whole Foods Market stores from Florida to New Jersey.

Get the recipe here: https://globalanimalpartnership.org/grilled-blt-skewers.

Bon appetit!

#bacon #baconlovers #MakeitGAP
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Will you #MakeItGAP next time you purchase chicken for your next summer BBQ?

Look for the G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified label when you're shopping and feel good about the meat you eat. When you buy G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified products you know that your meat contains no antibiotics and hormones, and was raised according to G.A.P.'s comprehensive animal welfare standards.

A special shout out to our G.A.P. Certified chicken producers, @bellandevans, @millerpoultry, @rossdownfarms. See a list of all our G.A.P. partners here: globalanimalpartnership.org/shoppers. #chicken #groceryhaul #summervibes #grilledchicken #bbqrecipes #chickenbreast #grillmaster #dinnerideas #bbqideas
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Summer Grilling Recipes Try this colorful & flavorful chicken recipe next time you BBQ -- grilled chicken with spiced red pepper paste →→→ globalanimalpartnership.org/grilled-chicken-spiced-red-pepper-paste. You'll need one, four-pound chicken to make this recipe.

Feel good about the meat you eat; #MakeItGAP next time you buy chicken at the grocery store. Look for the G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified label on product packaging from our partners, like @rossdownfarms. #ChickenRecipes #SummerRecipes #BBQ #summergrilling #chicken #summerfood #grilling #cookout #BBQrecipes #BBQideas #foodie #meat #poultry #humanelyraised #pastureraised #dinnerideas #cookingathome #quarantinelife #lockdownfood #grillmaster (Photo source: foodandwine.com.)
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GIVEAWAY Check out this BIG giveaway from our partners, @HickoryNutGap. They are giving away several fun grilling tools, including products from @BigGreenEgg, @LodgeCastiron, and @zwilling_usa.

See the details here: hickorynutgap.com/fire-up and be sure to fire up your summer with Hickory Nut Gap Meats. Giveaway ends this Sunday, July 26; open to residents of Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, or DC and must be 18 years old or older to win. #MakeItGAP #summergrilling #BBQ #biggreenegg #hickorynutgap #NCbeef #beef #steaks #grilling #backyardBBQ #cookout #cookingathome #lodgecastiron #knifelife #BBQlife #lockdown #zwillingknives
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Are chicken wings one of your go-to's for summer grilling? If so, then you're going to love this new recipe -- Jamaican jerk chicken wings →→→ globalanimalpartnership.org/jamaican-jerk-chicken-wings. You'll need four pounds of chicken wings to make this recipe.

Next time you buy chicken at the grocery store, look for the G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified label on product packaging from our partners, like @bellandevans. (Photo source: Foodal.com.) #MakeItGAP #ChickenRecipes #BBQ #chickenwings #chicken #BBQrecipes #recipes #grillmaster #cookingathome #foodie #meatlover #grilling #cookout #humanelyraised
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Summer Grilling Recipes We're celebrating grilling with chicken this week.

Here's a refreshing, new recipe that's perfect for those super hot summer days -- grilled chicken thigh and cucumber salad →→→ globalanimalpartnership.org/grilled-chicken-cucumber-salad. You'll need six skin-on, boneless chicken thighs (two pounds) to make this recipe.

Feel good about the meat you eat; #MakeItGAP next time you buy chicken at the grocery store. Look for the G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified label on product packaging, from our partners like @millerpoultry. #ChickenRecipes #BBQ #grilling #summergrilling #chickenthighs #chicken #cucumber #salad #summersalad #grillingrecipes #BBQrecipes #pastureraised #cagefree #humanelyraisedchicken #cookingathome #lockdownfood #summerathome
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Look for These Brands When You Shop

365 Everyday Value

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2 & 3 / Pork, Step 1

Americhicken

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2

Applegate Farms

Products & Brands:
Pork, Step 1 & 3 / Chicken, Step 2 & 3 / Turkey, Step 1 / Beef, Step 4

Atkins Ranch

Products & Brands:
Lamb, Step 4

Bell & Evans

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2

Best Dressed Chicken

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 3

Bilinski’s Sausage Mfg Co

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 3

Continental Sausage

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 1 / Pork, Step 1

Country Natural Beef

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 4

Diestel Turkey Ranch

Products & Brands:
Turkey, Step 3

EVOL

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 1; Chicken, Step 2; Pork, Step 1

Family Ranch

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2

Fork in the Road Foods

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2 / Pork, Step 1

Freshpet

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2 / Turkey, Step 1

Happy N Healthy Pet Products

Products & Brands:
Pork, Step 4 / Beef, Step 1 & 4

JD Farms Specialty Turkey

Products & Brands:
Turkey, Step 1

Joyce Farms

Products & Brands:
Chicken Step 4, Poussin Step 2, Beef Step 4

La Quercia

Products & Brands:
Pork, Step 4

Llano Seco Rancho

Products & Brands:
Pork, Step 2

Mary’s Chicken

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 3 & 5

Mary’s Turkey

Products & Brands:
Turkey, Step 3 & 5

Naked Truth

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2

Nature’s Rancher

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 1 / Chicken, Step 2

Olli Salumeria

Products & Brands:
Pork, Step 1 & 3

Only Natural Pet

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 3

Open Farm Pet

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 4 / Lamb, Step 4

Original Brat Hans

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2 & 3

Panorama Meats

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 4

Perky Jerky

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 4 / Turkey, Step 1

Pine Manor

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2

Pineland Farms Natural Meats, Inc.

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 1 & 4

Reunion Foods

Products & Brands:
Pork, Step 1

Serenity Kids

Products & Brands:
Turkey, Step 4

Tender & True Pet Nutrition

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2 / Chicken, Step 3 Organic / Turkey, Step 1

Thompson Farms

Products & Brands:
Pork, Step 5+

Wellshire Farms

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 4 / Pork, Step 1, 4 & 5

Western Grassfed Beef

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 4

Yorkshire Valley Farms Ltd.

Products & Brands:
Turkey, Step 2