Global Animal Partnership has a 5 step certification and rating system. Walnut Keep Farm was audited by Earth Claims using the GAP(Global Animal Partnership) system to determine how well we treat our animals. The higher the step the better the quality of life for the animals on the farm. We just found out we are certified as a STEP 5 farm! WOW! that’s like getting an A on a report card. I know we spoil our animals silly here but it feels really good to have experts confirm that.