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Brand Name Clean Food Farm
Rating (5)    
Company by Clean Food Farm
Location Washington State
Market Area Seattle/Tacoma area
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Five-egg brands are at the top of the pecking order in terms of our 28 scoring criterion. And the brands, highlighted in gold, such as this one, are rotating their birds in mobile coops to the pasture. They are truly what we consider the "gold standard" in terms of certified organic egg production. We've invited them to write a bit about their farm and operation…

CleanFood Farm (CFF)is a certified organic farm with 10+ acres located near Orting WA. Six-plus acres are in organic pasture. We practice management intensive grazing with ruminants leading followed by pastured poultry. Three+ acres are planted in certified organic blueberries which are fertilized with organic poultry compost. The blueberries are interplanted with red clover which is grazed by broiler chickens.

Criteria Points Comments
Ownership Structure 100 family farm, produces all of own eggs
Average Flock Size 100 under 500 birds
Single or Double Henhouses 100 single
Other Certifications (bonus points) none
Organic Certifier 100 WSDA
Commitment to Organics 100 100% organic
Indoor Space per Bird 100 Minimum 2 sq ft/hen 
Indoor Enrichments 100 perches, dust baths, litter, pasture
Litter Management 100 litter freshened weekly and pasture access
Natural Light 100 birds have ample access to outdoors for natural light
Outdoor Space per Bird 70 10 sq ft/hen
Popholes/Exit to the Outdoors 100 10 x 10 ft roll up doors on both sides
Outdoor Enrichments 100 feed, water, shade
Outdoor Space Exemptions 100 outdoor access year-round 
Outdoor Management System 100 mobile coops moved every 2-3 days
Manure Handling System 100 manure composted and used on farm
Forced Molting 100 no forced molting
Beak Trimming 100 no beak trimming
Laying Hen Lifespan 40 13-14 months old
Use of Spent Hens 100 sold live for food, eggs
Death Loss Rate 100 less than 3%
Pullets 80 raise up from day old chicks
Pullet Access to Outdoors 100 around 2 weeks old
Feed Produced on Farm 75 sprouted grains, organic veggies
US Grown Feed 100 US/Canada grown grains
Soy in Feed Yes soy in feed ration
Synthetic Amino Acids 70 No more than 2 lbs per ton
Disclosure Rate 100 full photo set, full disclosure
TOTAL (possible score is 2700) 2465
FIVE EGGS (Exemplary)