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Company Name Rating Location Market Area Total Score Egg Rating

“5-egg” rating (2001-2200): “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.
Twin Oaks Farm
by Twin Oaks Farm
5 Bonifay, FL 2180
Misty Meadows Farm
by Misty Meadows Farm
5 Everson, WA Washington 2170
Bee Heaven Farm
by Bee Haven Farm
5 Homestead, FL Miami-Dade, Broward and the Keys 2160
Eight Mile Creek Farm
by Eight Mile Creek Farm
5 Westerlo, NY New York 2160
Kingbird Farm
by Kingbird Farm
5 Berkshire, NY New York State 2160
Burroughs Family Farms Eggs
by Burroughs
5 Denair, CA California 2155
Common Good Farm
by Common Good Farm
5 Raymond, Nebraska Nebraska 2150
Trout Lake Abbey
by Trout Lake Abbey
5 Trout Lake, WA Washington 2150
Alexandre Kids 
by Alexandre EcoDairy
5 Crescent City, CA California
2140
Jeremiah Cunningham's World's Best Eggs
by Coyote Creek Organic Farm and Feed Mill
5 Elgin, TX
2140
Amsterdam Organics
by Amsterdam Organics
5 Winton, CA California
2135
Village Farm
by Village Farm
5 Freedom, ME Maine 2135
Oliver's Organic Eggs
by  Can-Am Farms
5 Frankfort, NY New York 2120
Mission Mountain
by Mission Mountain Organic Farm
5 Ronan, MT Montana 2120
PNS Farms
by PNS Farms
5 Miami, FL Florida 2120
Skagit River Ranch
by Skagit River Ranch
5 Sedro Woolley, WA Washington 2110
Mosel Eggs
by Mosel Eggs
5 Page, NE Nebraska 2100
Turtle Ledge Farm
by Turtle Ledge Farm
5 Hampton, CT Connecticut 2100
Dreamfarm
by Dreamfarm
5 Cross Plains, WI southwest Wisconsin 2095
Shenandoah Valley Family Farms
by Shenandoah Valley Family Farms
5 Dayton, VA Virginia 2080
Grassfed Traditions
by Tropical Traditions
5 South Bend, WI Ships nationwide
2060
Happy Town Farm
by Happy Town Farm
5 ME Maine 2050
Green Pastures Poultry
by Green Pastures
5 Cashton, WI Wisconsin 2025
Phoenix Egg Farm
by Phoenix Egg Farm
5 Portland, OR Oregon 2025
Handsome Brook Farm
by Handsome Brook Farm
5 Franklin, NY New York State 2020
Schultz Eggs
by Schultz
5 Owatonna, MN Upper Midwest 2015
Vital Farms
by Vital Farms
5 Austin, TX Whole Foods nationwide 2005

“4-egg” rating (1801-2000): “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.
Hiddden Camp
by Hidden Camp
4 Canajoharie, NY 2000
New Century
by New Century
4 Shullsburg, WI Wisconsin 1890
Milo's Organic
by Milo's Poultry Farms
4 Bonduel, WI Wisconsin 1845
Stiebrs Farms
by Stiebrs Farms
4 Yelm, WA West 1835

“3-egg” rating (1501-1800): “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.
Farmers' Hen House
by Farmers' Hen House
3 Kalona, IA Midwest and Southwest 1800
Giving Nature
by Giving Nature Foods
3 Holicong, PA Mid-Atlantic, Northeast 1783
Wilcox Farms
by Wilcox Farms
3 Roy, WA Western U.S. 1765
Green Field Farms
by Green Field Farms Coop
3 Fredericksburg, OH Ohio 1760
Clover Stornetta
by Clover Stornetta
3 Petaluma, CA West coast 1645
Egg Innovations
by Egg Innovations
3 Port Washington, WI Midwest 1640
Organic Valley
by CROPP
3 LaFarge, WI nationwide 1620
Nature's Yoke
by Westfield Egg Farm, Inc.
3 New Holland, PA Northeast 1605
Pete & Gerry's
by Pete & Gerry's
3 Monroe, NH East Coast 1580
Born Free
by Born Free Eggs LLC/Radlo Foods
3 Watertown, MA New England and Southern states 1525

“2-egg” rating (1201-1500): “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.
Sauder's
by Sauder Inc.
2 Lititz, PA Mid-Atlantic 1440
The Country Hen
by The Country Hen
2 Hubbardston, MA nationwide 1340

“1-egg” rating (0-1200): “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 ac- cess. “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 disturb- ing to many organic consumers, since transparency has always been viewed as a hallmark of the organic food movement.
4-Grain
by Cal-Maine
1 Jackson, MS 29 states nationwide 0
Abbotsford
by Abbotsford Egg Products
1 0
Alta Dena
by Alta Dena
1 CA Nationwide 0
Alderfer's
by Alderfer's Poultry Farm
1 Telford, PA 0
Barnstar Family Farms
by Barnstar Family Farms
1 CA Nationwide 0
Big Island Poultry
by Big Island Poultry
1 HI Hawaii 0
Bob LaPlace
by Bob LaPlace
1 OR Oregon 0
Canoe Creek
by Canoe Creek
1 IA Decorah, IA 0
Chino Valley Ranchers
by Chino Valley Ranchers
1 Arcadia, CA 30 states, especially in the West, South and Midwest 0
Circle JD Ranch
by Circle JD Ranch
1 WI Viroqua, WI 0
Clark Summit Farm
by Clark Summit Farm
1 CA Bay Area, CA 0
Eggland's Best
by Eggland's Best
1 Jeffersonville, PA nationwide 0
Eggology
by Eggology
1 Canoga Park, CA 0
Farmer's Harvest
by CCF Brands
1 Rogers, AR South, Midwest 0
Flying Dutchman Farm (Crown 'O Maine Cooperative)
by Flying Dutchman Farm (Crown 'O Maine Cooperative)
1 IL Maine and Massachusetts 0
Garden Valley
by Farmer's Organic Food International
1 Blair, WI 0
Giroux Poultry Farm
by Giroux Poultry Farm
1 Chazy, NY 0
Glaum Egg Ranch
by Glaum Egg Ranch
1 Aptos, CA West Coast 0
Herbruck Poultry Ranch
by Herbruck Poultry Ranch
1 MI Nationwide 0
Hickman's Family Farm
by Hickman's Family Farm
1 Buckeye, AZ
0
Hillanddale Farms
by Hillanddale Farms
1 PA Eastern half of US 0
Horizon Organic
by White Wave/Dean Foods
1 Broomfield, CO nationwide 0
Hotz Farms
by Hotz Farms
1 IA IA 0
Judy's Family Farm
by Petaluma Farms
1 Petaluma, CA West Coast 0
Land O'Lakes
by Land O'Lakes
1 nationwide 0
Latta Family Farm
by Latta Family Farm
1 NC
0
Naturally Organic
by Naturally Organic
1 nationwide 0
Nest Fresh Eggs
by Nest Fresh Eggs
1 Denver, CO Western states 0
Oakdell
by Oakdell
1 Lewiston, UT Western states 0
Organic Acres
by Organic Acres
1 IN IN 0
Pine Belt Eggs
by Pine Belt Eggs
1 NJ Nationwide 0
Reading Creek Ranch
by Reading Creek Ranch
1 CA Weaverville, CA 0
Redhill Farms
by Redhill Farms
1 CA San Francisco Bay Area 0
Singing Cedars Farmstead
by Singing Cedars Farmstead
1 VT Rutland and Middlebury, VT 0
Smith Brothers
by Smith Brothers
1 WA 0
Sparboe
by Sparboe
1 0
Tree of Life
by Tree of Life
1 FL select Canada and US 0
Willamette Eggs
by Willamette Egg Farm
1 OR Pacific Northwest 0

Private Label
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.
365 Organic
by Whole Foods
1 Austin, TX nationwide 80
Archer Farms
by Archer Farms
1 MN Target nationwide 0
Cadia
by Nature's Best
1 CA nationwide 0
Central Market
by H-E-B Grocery Company
1 San Antonio, TX 0
Country Creek
by Walmart
1 AR Walmart nationwide 0
Earth Fare
by Earth Fare
1 NC 0
Full Circle
by Topco
1 0
Great Value
by Walmart
1 0
Green Way
by A&P
1 0
Kirkland Signature
by Costco
1 Seattle, WA nationwide 0
Lunds
by Lunds
1 MA Lunds stores nationwide 0
Meijer Organics
by Meijer
1 0
Natural Directions
by Natural Directions
1 OR nationwide 0
Nature's Basket
by Giant/Eagle/Market Distric
1 PA Giant stores nationwide 0
Nature's Place
by Delhaize
1 0
Nature's Promise
by Giant, Stop 'n Shop, Ahold USA
1 0
O Organic
by Safeway
1 0
Price Chopper Naturals
by Price Chopper
1 0
Publix
by Publix
1 FL Publix stores nationwide 0
Roundy's Organics
by Roundy's
1 0
Simple Truth
by Kroger
1 OH nationwide 0
Sprouts Market
by Sprouts
1 0
Trader Joe's
by Trader Joe's
1 nationwide 0
United Egg Producers
by United Egg Producers
1 GA nationwide 0
Wegman's
by Wegman's
1 NY Wegman's stores nationwide 0
Wild Harvest
by Supervalu/Shaws
1 0