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Brand Name Elkhorn Organics
Rating (5)    
Company Elkhorn Organics
Location Prunedale, CA
Market Area California
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This highly rated brand of organic eggs participated in the Organic Egg Scorecard project by answering questions about their production practices. Details about their egg production practices can be found in the table below.

We also encourage all highly rated egg brands to send us a brief description of their farm or company and up to two graphic images (normally one of their logo) to post on this webpage. This farm/company has not sent us their materials; if you are one of their customers, and would like to know more about their background, please contact them and encourage them to forward their information to Cornucopia.


Criteria Points Comments
Organic Certifying Agent 85 CCOF
Ownership Structure 100 family farm
Egg Supply 100 single family farm
Disclosure 100 Full and Open
Commitment to Organics 100 Organic
Single or Double Henhouses 100 single
Outdoor Space 100 34 sq. ft./bird
Exit to the Outside 100 birds kept on rotated pasture
Outdoor Space Exemptions 100 year round access
Outdoor Opportunity for all Birds 100 yes
Outdoor Rotation 100 rotated pasture (weekly)
Outdoor Vegetation 100 rotated pasture with mobile housing
Indoor Space 80 1.25 sq. ft./bird
Indoor Enrichment 100 perches; year round outdoor access
Natural Light 100 birds have access to natural light outdoors
Pasture Shared with Other Animals 90 pasture not shared
Manure Handling System 100 used on-farm
Feed - Any Produced on farm 70 No feed is produced on farm; hens acquire some nutrition from pasture
Replacement Stock 100 raise own pullets
Laying Hen Lifespan 90 hens not yet taken out of production
Beak Trimming 100 no
Farm Support 100 farmer-owners live/work on site
TOTAL (possible score is 2200) 2115 FIVE EGGS (Exemplary)