Organic Egg Scorecard

Organic Egg Report/Ratings Arranged by Egg Star Ratings.
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Scorecard Last Updated 5/11/2016

The gold background signifies the gold standard-frequently rotated in high-quality pasture. The green background identifies farms that are going beyond the minimum outdoor requirement specified by the USDA standards and are providing "Enhanced Outdoor Access."

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Company Name Outdoor Location Market Area Total Score Egg Rating
“5-egg” rating (2260-2700): “Exemplary”—Beyond Organic

Producers in this top tier manage diverse, small to medium-scale family farms. They raise their hens in mobile housing on well-managed and ample pasture or in fixed housing with intensively managed rotated pasture. They sell eggs locally or re-gionally under their farm’s brand name, mostly through farmer’s markets, food cooperatives and/or independently owned natural and grocery stores and sometimes through larger chains like Whole Foods.


TreeBird Organics
by Sunnybrook Farm
Truly Pastured Trout Lake, WA Washington state and Oregon 2515 View Complete Profile 5
Kingbird Farm
by Kingbird Farm
Truly Pastured Berkshire, NY New York State 2505 View Complete Profile 5
Common Good Farm
by Common Good Farm
Truly Pastured Raymond, NE Nebraska 2500 View Complete Profile 5
Stueve's Certified Organic
by Stueve's Certified Organic
Truly Pastured Oakdale, CA Veritable Vegetable distributes in Bay Area 2495View Complete Profile 5
PNS Farms
by PNS Farms
Enhanced Outdoor Access Miami, FL Florida 2490 View Complete Profile 5
Clean Food Farm
by Clean Food Farm
Truly Pastured Orting, WA NW Washington state 2485 View Complete Profile 5
Skagit River Ranch
by Skagit River Ranch
Truly Pastured Sedro Woolley, WA Washington 2450 View Complete Profile 5
Eben-Haezer's Happy Hens
by Eben-Haezer's Happy Hens
Truly Pastured Ramona, CA Southern California 2440 View Complete Profile 5
Twin Oaks Farm
by Twin Oaks Farm
Truly Pastured Bonifay, FL Florida 2440 View Complete Profile 5
Eight Mile Creek Farm
by Eight Mile Creek Farm
Enhanced Outdoor Access Westerlo, NY New York 2445 View Complete Profile 5
World's Best Eggs
by Coyote Creek Organic Farm and Feed Mill
Truly Pastured Elgin, TX Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana 2430 View Complete Profile 5
Mosel Eggs
by Mosel Eggs
Enhanced Outdoor Access Page, NE Nebraska 2410 View Complete Profile 5
Nick's Organic
by Nick's Organic
Truly Pastured Potomac, MD Maryland 2400 View Complete Profile 5
Crown S Ranch
by Crown S Ranch
Truly Pastured Winthrop, WA Seattle and the Methow Valley, WA 2390 View Complete Profile 5
Niki Farms
by Niki Farms
Enhanced Outdoor Access Fresno, CA Fresno, Madera 2385 View Complete Profile 5
Pin Oak Farms
by Pin Oak Farms
Standard USDA Protocol Harlan, IA Omaha, western Iowa 2385 View Complete Profile 5
Doolittle Farm
by Doolittle Farm
Truly Pastured Shoreham, VT Addison and Chittendon County, VT 2380 View Complete Profile 5
Alexandre Kids
by Alexandre EcoDairy
Truly Pastured Crescent City, CA Whole Foods, Costco, independent grocers in northern CA 2375 View Complete Profile 5
Bee Heaven/Rachel's Eggs
by Bee Heaven Farms
Truly Pastured Homestead, FL South Florida 2370 View Complete Profile 5
Happy Chick Farm
by Happy Chick Farm
Enhanced Outdoor Access Lockhart, TX Texas 2370 View Complete Profile 5
Noah's Organic Eggs
by Global Organics
Truly Pastured Sarasota, FL Southeastern US 2360 View Complete Profile 5
Village Farm
by Village Farm
Truly Pastured Freedom, ME Maine 2355 View Complete Profile 5
Burroughs Family Farm
by Burroughs Family Farms
Truly Pastured Denair, CA California 2335 View Complete Profile 5
Happy Town Farm
by Happy Town Farm
Standard USDA Protocol Orland, ME Maine 2335 View Complete Profile 5
Apple Creek
by Apple Creek
Truly Pastured Bowdoinham, ME Maine 2330 View Complete Profile 5
Misty Meadows Farm
by Misty Meadows Farm
Enhanced Outdoor Access Everson, WA Washington 2320 View Complete Profile 5
Redhill Farms
by Vital Farms
Truly Pastured Marin County, CA Whole Foods & independent grocers in Northern CA 2320 View Complete Profile 5
Dream Farm
by Dream Farm
Truly Pastured Cross Plains, WI SW Wisconsin 2290 View Complete Profile 5
Mission Mountain
by Mission Mountain Organic Farm
Enhanced Outdoor Access Ronan, MT Montana 2290 View Complete Profile 5
Turtle Ledge Farm
by Turtle Ledge Farm
Enhanced Outdoor Access Hampton, CT Connecticut 2285 View Complete Profile 5
Farm and Wilderness
by Farm and Wilderness
Enhanced Outdoor Access Plymouth, VT Vermont 2275 View Complete Profile 5
Shenandoah Valley Family Farm
by Shenandoah Valley Family Farm
Truly Pastured Dayton, VA Whole Foods Markets mid-atlantic region 2260 View Complete Profile 5

“4-egg” rating (2000-2250): “Excellent”—Organic Promoting Outdoor Access

Producers in this category provide ample outdoor space and make an effort to encourage their birds to go outside. They provide an excellent outdoor environment, often either rotated pasture or well-managed outdoor runs, with an adequate number of popholes/doors for the chickens to reach the outdoors.


Pasture Patterns
by Prairie Bluff Farms
Enhanced Outdoor Access Mount Horeb, WI Madison, WI area 2230 View Complete Profile 4
Oliver's Organic Eggs
by Can-Am Farms
Enhanced Outdoor Access Frankfort, NY New York 2175 View Complete Profile 4
Vital Farms
by Vital Farms
Enhanced Outdoor Access Austin, TX Whole Foods nationwide 2130 View Complete Profile 4
Deck Family Farm
by Deck Family Farm
Truly Pastured Junction City, OR Portland, Eugene, Corvallis, OR 2095 View Complete Profile 4
Hidden Camp
by Hidden Camp
Standard USDA Protocol Canajoharie, NY New York city and upstate 2085 View Complete Profile 4
Phoenix's Egg Farm
by Phoenix's Egg Farm
Enhanced Outdoor Access Portland, OR Portland area 2065 View Complete Profile 4
Nature's Yoke
by Westfield Egg Farm, Inc.
Enhanced Outdoor Access New Holland, PA Northeast 2050 View Complete Profile 4
New Century
by New Century
Standard USDA Protocol Shullsburg, WI Wisconsin 2050 View Complete Profile 4
Schultz's Eggs
by Larry Schultz Organic Farm
Standard USDA Protocol Owatonna, MN Upper Midwest 2025 View Complete Profile 4
Farmers' Hen House
by Farmers' Hen House
Standard USDA Protocol Kalona, IA Midwest and Southwest 2005 View Complete Profile 4

“3-egg” rating (1800-2000): “Very Good”—Organic, Complying with Minimum USDA Standards

Brands with a three-egg rating are very good choices. Eggs from brands in this category either come from family-scale farms that provide outdoor runs for their chickens, or from larger-scale farms where meaningful outdoor space is either currently granted or under construction. All producers in this category appear committed to meeting organic standards for minimum outdoor space for laying hens.


Stiebrs
by Stiebrs Farms
Standard USDA Protocol Yelm, WA Western US 1975 View Complete Profile 3
Blue Sky Family Farms
by Egg Innovations
Standard USDA Protocol Port Washington, WI Midwest, Northeast, Mid-Atlantic 1935 View Complete Profile 3
Pete and Gerry's
by Pete and Gerry's
Standard USDA Protocol Monroe, NH East Coast 1915 View Complete Profile 3
Milo's Organic
by Milo's Poultry Farms
Standard USDA Protocol Bonduel, WI Wisconsin 1910 View Complete Profile 3
Lancaster Farms
by Lancaster Farms
Standard USDA Protocol Leola, PA Mid-Atlantic 1910 View Complete Profile 3
Wilcox Farms
by Wilcox Farms
Standard USDA Protocol Roy, WA Western U.S. 1885 View Complete Profile 3
Happy Egg
by Noble Foods
Standard USDA Protocol San Francisco, CA Nationwide 1870 View Complete Profile 3
Green Pastures Poultry Farm
by Green Pastures Poultry Farm
Standard USDA Protocol Cashton, WI Wisconsin 1820 View Complete Profile 3
Alderfer Eggs
by Alderfer Eggs
Standard USDA Protocol Telford, PA East Coast 1815 View Complete Profile 3

“2-egg” rating (1000-1800): “Fair” —Some Questions Remain Concerning Compliance with Federal Standards

These are either industrial-scale operations or others with outstanding questions or concerns regarding their compliance with USDA regulations. One of the primary features that distinguish these organizations from the ethically challenged brands below is their willingness to share with their customers (and Cornucopia researchers) some of the details as to how their chickens are cared for and how their eggs are actually produced.


Green Field Farms
by Green Field Farms Coop
Standard USDA Protocol Fredericksburg, OH Ohio 1740 View Complete Profile 2
Organic Valley
by CROPP
Confinement/Unknown La Farge, WI Nationwide 1505 View Complete Profile 2
Clover Organic
by Clover
Standard USDA Protocol Petaluma, CA West coast 1265 View Complete Profile 2
The Country Hen
by The Country Hen
Confinement/Unknown Hubbardston, MA Nationwide 1185 View Complete Profile 2
Sauder's
by Sauder Inc.
Confinement/Unknown Lititz, PA Mid-Atlantic 1145 View Complete Profile 2

“1-egg” Rating (Name Brand) 0-1000: “ethically deficient - industrial organics/no meaningful outdoor access and/or none were open enough to participate.”

Brands with a “1-egg” rating are generally produced on industrial-scale egg operations that grant no meaningful outdoor access. “Outdoor access” on these operations generally means a covered concrete porch that is barely accessible to the chick- ens. Means of egress from the buildings are intentionally small to discourage birds from going outside, and make it possible for only a small percentage of birds to have “access” to the outdoors. No producers in this category were willing to participate in The Cornucopia Institute’s project, and none shared their production practices with Cornucopia researchers. This is disturbing to many organic consumers, since transparency has always been viewed as a hallmark of the organic food movement.


4-Grain
by Cal-Maine
Confinement/Unknown Jackson, MS 29 states nationwide 0 View Complete Profile 1
Abbotsford
by Michael Foods
Confinement/Unknown Minnetonka, MN Unknown 0 View Complete Profile 1
Alta Dena
by Dean Foods
Confinement/Unknown Dallas, TX Nationwide 0 View Complete Profile 1
Arkansas Egg Company
by Arkansas Egg Company
Confinement/Unknown Summers, AR Unknown 0 View Complete Profile 1
Barnstar Family Farms
by Nucal
Confinement/Unknown Northern CA Unknown 0 View Complete Profile 1
Braswell Foods
by Glenwood Foods
Confinement/Unknown Nashville, NC Unknown 0 View Complete Profile 1
Chino Valley Ranchers
by Chino Valley Ranchers
Confinement/Unknown Arcadia, CA 30 states, especially in the West, South and Midwest 0 View Complete Profile 1
Circle JD Ranch
by Circle JD Ranch
Confinement/Unknown DeSoto, WI Unknown 0 View Complete Profile 1
Eagle Springs Organics
by Eagle Springs
Confinement/Unknown Silt, CO Unknown 0 View Complete Profile 1
EcoMeal
by EcoMeal
Confinement/Unknown Brooklyn, NY Unknown 0 View Complete Profile 1
Eggland's Best
by Cal-Maine
Confinement/Unknown Jeffersonville, PA Nationwide 0 View Complete Profile 1
Esbenshade Farms
by Esbenshade Farms
Confinement/Unknown Mount Joy, PA Unknown 0 View Complete Profile 1
Fairfield Specialty Eggs
by Fairfield Specialty Eggs
Confinement/Unknown Deer Grove, IL Unknown 0 View Complete Profile 1
Farmer's Harvest
by CCF Brands
Confinement/Unknown Rogers, AR South, Midwest 0 View Complete Profile 1
Farmhouse Eggs
by Cal-Maine
Confinement/Unknown Jackson, MS Unknown 0 View Complete Profile 1
Fulton Valley Farms
by Fulton Valley Farms
Confinement/Unknown Turlock, CA Unknown 0 View Complete Profile 1
Glaum Egg Ranch
by Glaum Egg Ranch
Confinement/Unknown Aptos, CA West Coast 0 View Complete Profile 1
Herbruck Poultry Ranch
by Herbruck Poultry Ranch
Confinement/Unknown Saranac, MI Nationwide 0 View Complete Profile 1
Hickman's Family Farm
by Hickman's Family Farm
Confinement/Unknown Buckeye, AZ Unknown
0 View Complete Profile 1
Hidden Villa Ranch
by Hidden Villa
Confinement/Unknown Fullerton, CA Unknown 0 View Complete Profile 1
Hillanddale Farms
by Hillanddale Farms
Confinement/Unknown Pennsylvania Eastern half of US 0 View Complete Profile 1
Horizon Organic
by White Wave
Confinement/Unknown Broomfield, CO Nationwide 0 View Complete Profile 1
Jake's Happy Hens
by Jake's Happy Hens
Confinement/Unknown Evansville, IN Unknown 0 View Complete Profile 1
Judy's Family Farm
by Petaluma Farms
Confinement/Unknown Petaluma, CA West Coast 0 View Complete Profile 1
Kreher's Eggs
by Kreher's Eggs
Confinement/Unknown Clarence, NY Unknownt 0 View Complete Profile 1
Land O'Lakes
by Land O'Lakes
Confinement/Unknown Minneapolis, MN Nationwide 0 View Complete Profile 1
Latta Family Farm
by Latta Family Farm
Confinement/Unknown North Carolina
0 View Complete Profile 1
M and M Organic Farms
by M and M Organic Farms
Confinement/Unknown Wonewoc, WI Unknown 0 View Complete Profile 1
Mountainside Farms
by Dora's Naturals
Confinement/Unknown South Hackensack, NJ Unknown 0 View Complete Profile 1
Naturally Organic
by National Food Corp
Confinement/Unknown Everett, WA Nationwide 0 View Complete Profile 1
Nest Fresh Eggs
by Nest Fresh Eggs
Confinement/Unknown Denver, CO Western states 0 View Complete Profile 1
Oakdell Egg Farms
by Oakdell Egg Farms
Confinement/Unknown Lewiston, UT Unknown 0 View Complete Profile 1
Owl Canyon
by Grant Farms
Confinement/Unknown Wellington, CO Unknown 0 View Complete Profile 1
Pearl Valley Specialty Eggs
by Pearl Valley
Confinement/Unknown Blair, WI Unknown 0 View Complete Profile 1
Rocky Mountain Eggs
by Nucal Foods
Confinement/Unknown Wellington, CO Unknown 0 View Complete Profile 1
Smith Brothers
by Smith Brothers
Confinement/Unknown Seattle, WA Unknown 0 View Complete Profile 1
Say Hay Farms
by Say Hay Farms
Confinement/Unknown Woodland, CA Unknown 0 View Complete Profile 1
Willamette Farms
by Willamette Farms
Confinement/Unknown Canby, OR Unknown 0 View Complete Profile 1

"1-Egg" Rating (Private Label) 0-1000

Private‐label, or store‐brand, eggs rated with one egg are sold by grocers or distributors who have the obvious desire of wanting to grow their presence in the organic marketplace. Unfortunately, there is an inherent limitation in private‐label organic products: organic consumers tend to want to know where their food is coming from and how it is produced, and private‐label products are anonymous by their very nature. Our research indicates that the vast majority of organic eggs for private label brands are produced on industrial farms that house hundreds of thousands of birds and do not grant the birds meaningful outdoor access.


Wild Harvest
by Supervalu
Confinement/Unknown West Union, IA Unknown 195 View Complete Profile 1
365 Organic
by Whole Foods
Confinement/Unknown Austin, TX Nationwide 0 View Complete Profile 1
Archer Farms
by Target
Confinement/Unknown Minneapolis, MN Target nationwide 0 View Complete Profile 1
Cadia
by Kehe
Confinement/Unknown Naperville, IL
Unknown 0 View Complete Profile 1
Clearly Organic
by Associated Wholesale Grocers
Confinement/Unknown Kansas City, KS
Unknown 0 View Complete Profile 1
Country Creek
by Walmart
Confinement/Unknown Bentonville, AR Walmart nationwide 0 View Complete Profile 1
Earth Fare
by Earth Fare
Confinement/Unknown Asheville, NC Unknown 0 View Complete Profile 1
Earth's Pride
by BJ's Wholesale
Confinement/Unknown Westborough, MA Unknown 0 View Complete Profile 1
Fairway Market
by Fairway Market
Confinement/Unknown New York, NY Unknown 0 View Complete Profile 1
Fresh and Easy
by Tesco
Confinement/Unknown California Unknown 0 View Complete Profile 1
Fresh Market
by Fresh Market
Confinement/Unknown Greensboro, NC Unknown 0 View Complete Profile 1
Full Circle
by Topco
Confinement/Unknown Elk Grove, IL Unknown 0 View Complete Profile 1
Great Day
by CCF Brands
Confinement/Unknown Rogers, AR Nationwide 0 View Complete Profile 1
Great Value
by Walmart
Confinement/Unknown Bentonville, AR Nationwide 0 View Complete Profile 1
Green Way
by A&P
Confinement/Unknown Montvale, NJ Unknown 0 View Complete Profile 1
Harris Teeter Naturals
by Kroger
Confinement/Unknown Cincinnati, OH Southeast 0 View Complete Profile 1
Harvest Farms Organic
by Ingles
Confinement/Unknown Black Mountain, NC Unknown 0 View Complete Profile 1
HEB/Central Market
by HEB Grocery Company
Confinement/Unknown San Antonio, TX Unknown 0 View Complete Profile 1
Kirkland Signature
by Costco
Confinement/Unknown Seattle, WA Nationwide 0 View Complete Profile 1
Lunds and Byerly's
by Lunds and Byerly's
Confinement/Unknown Edina, MN Unknown 0 View Complete Profile 1
Meijer Organics
by Meijer
Confinement/Unknown Grand Rapids, MI Unknown 0 View Complete Profile 1
Natural Directions
by Unified Grocers
Confinement/Unknown Commerce, CA Nationwide 0 View Complete Profile 1
Nature's Basket
by Giant/Ahold USA
Confinement/Unknown Carlisle, PA Unknown 0 View Complete Profile 1
Nature's Place
by Delhaize
Confinement/Unknown Salisbury, NC Unknown 0 View Complete Profile 1
Nature's Promise
by Giant/Ahold USA
Confinement/Unknown Carlisle, PA Unknown 0 View Complete Profile 1
O Organics
by Safeway
Confinement/Unknown Pleasonton, CA Nationwide 0 View Complete Profile 1
Price Chopper Naturals
by Price Chopper
Confinement/Unknown Schenectady, NY Nationwide 0 View Complete Profile 1
Publix
by Publix
Confinement/Unknown Lakeland, FL Southeast
0 View Complete Profile 1
Roundy's Organics
by Roundy's
Confinement/Unknown Milwaukee, WI Milwaukee 0 View Complete Profile 1
Shoprite
by Wakefern
Confinement/Unknown Keasbey, NJ
Nationwide 0 View Complete Profile 1
Simple Truth
by Kroger
Confinement/Unknown Cincinnati, OH Nationwide 0 View Complete Profile 1
Simply Balanced
by Target
Confinement/Unknown Minneapolis, MN Nationwide 0 View Complete Profile 1
Sparboe
by Sparboe
Confinement/Unknown Wayzata, MN Unknown 0 View Complete Profile 1
Sprouts Market
by Sprouts
Confinement/Unknown Phoenix, AZ Unknown 0 View Complete Profile 1
Trader Joe's
by Trader Joe's
Confinement/Unknown Monrovia, CA Nationwide 0 View Complete Profile 1
Tree of Life
by Kehe
Confinement/Unknown Naperville, IL Unknown 0 View Complete Profile 1
Wegman's
by Wegman's
Confinement/Unknown Rochester, NY New York 0 View Complete Profile 1
Winn-Dixie
by Winn-Dixie
Confinement/Unknown Jacksonville, FL Southeast 0 View Complete Profile 1