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

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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Chaseholm Farm

Chaseholm Farm

In 2013, Sarah Chase took over the day-to-day operations of Chaseholm Farm, the third-generation farm she’d worked on since childhood. The true costs of production were not reflected in grocery store prices, and tight margins threatened the operation’s long-term viability.

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Paradise Springs Farm

Paradise Springs Farm

When Mike Reid started Paradise Springs Farm in 1999 in Teton Valley, Idaho, the land was suffering from years of neglect. Now the soil is healthy, the fields retain more water, and the vegetation is vibrant and diverse.

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Strafford Organic Creamery

Strafford Organic Creamery

A wild orchard hugs the driveway. The sleepy sugar shack awaits syrup season. And large round bales, set to sustain the herd of Guernsey cows until the growing season, stack high against the calf barn. Strafford Organic Creamery exudes a charm that is quintessentially Vermont.

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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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