What We Do

The Cornucopia Institute is a non-profit consumer education and watchdog organization. We research brands and investigate the industry to identify and elevate authentic organic foods and farmers, while we scrutinize the USDA National Organic Program’s enforcement and application of the organic law. Our donors provide us with the resources and the moral authority to strengthen the good food movement. Whether you're a consumer, a farmer, or a change maker, your actions propel our work.

Top-Rated Farmers

McGrath Family Farm

McGrath Family Farm

California’s Oxnard Plain used to be a farmer’s dream. This area of Ventura County was renowned for its extremely fertile soil, a favorable climate, and an adequate supply of water. Until it wasn’t. Water has been Phil McGrath’s biggest worry for several years now. “The last good rainfall I can remember was in 2007,” he says.

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Norwich Meadows Farm

Norwich Meadows Farm

On a November morning in New York City, the pink-tipped kale was turning heads. Grown by Norwich Meadows Farm and on display at the city’s famed Union Square Greenmarket, the Brassica was one of many items drawing shoppers accustomed to the farm's penchant for unusual produce.

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Hutchinson Organic Ranch

Hutchinson Organic Ranch

The Hutchinson Organic Ranch embodies the best in organic ranching today by adapting their practices to the needs of their land. Dave Hutchinson, with his wife Sue, daughter Sarah Drenth, her husband Jared, and their daughters live and work in an idyllic landscape of the Nebraska Sandhills, marked by abundant wildlife, rolling perennial grassland, and artisanal springs.

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Wheatfield Hill Organics

Wheatfield Hill Organics

This past year at Wheatfield Hill Organics in Durand, Wisconsin, 45 cows and their calves spent five months working on climate change. From May to October, this herd performed a simple act: They grazed certified organic pastures that provided 100% of their diet. 

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Flyover Galleries

Flyover Galleries

The Cornucopia Institute works diligently to expose widespread fraudulent activity from "factory farms." View our flyover galleries that led to one of the largest fraud investigations in the history of the organic industry.

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