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Brand NameRatingFarm/Brand HeadquartersProductsScore
5-Cow Rating | Top-RatedThis category of producers represents the “gold standard” in dairy production. Producers in this top tier manage diverse, small-to-medium-scale family farms. They emphasize well-managed pasture. Pasture and other forage makes up the majority of their animals’ feed.
Pride and Joy DairyGranger, WARaw cheese1745
Radiance DairyFairfield, IAFluid milk1745
Paradise Springs FarmVictor, IDCheese, fluid milk, raw milk1740
SpringWood Organic FarmKinzers, PAYogurt, grassfed1680
Clover MountainChewelah, WACheese, fluid milk, yogurt1665
Berle FarmHoosick, NYCheese, yogurt1650
Engelbert FarmsNichols, NYCheese1635
Hawthorne Valley FarmGhent, NYCheese, fluid milk, raw milk, yogurt, vat pasteurized, A2 breeds1630
Working Cows DairySlocomb, ALButter, cream, fluid milk, vat pasteurized, grassfed1610
The Family CowChambersburg, PAFluid milk, raw milk, A2 milk1595
Alpine Heritage CreameryParadise, PACheese1590
The MilkhouseMonmouth, MEFluid milk1585
Chaseholm FarmPine Plains, NYFluid milk, yogurt, cheese1580
Chase Hill FarmWarwick, MACheese, fluid milk1575
Seven Stars FarmPhoenixville, PAFluid milk, biodynamic1571
Camphill Village Kimberton Hills DairyKimberton, PAFluid milk, raw milk1565
Earthwise Farm and Forest DairyRandolph, VTFluid milk1560
Butterworks FarmWestfield, VTYogurt, A2 milk1555
Kiss the Cow DairySouth Royalton, VTFluid milk, ice cream1550
Thistle Hill Farm (Tarentaise Cheese)North Pomfret, VTCheese1545
Tide Mill Creamery (Tide Mill Organic Farm)Edmunds, MECheese, kefir, yogurt, goat milk products1545
Lifeline FarmVictor, MTCheese1540
Meant To Be Natural FoodSpring Valley, NYCheese, fluid milk1515
Roger's FarmsteadBerlin, VTFluid milk1495
Misty Brook FarmAlbion, MEFluid milk1485
Evans Farmhouse CreameryNorwich, NYCheese1465
Larson Farm and CreameryWells, VTFluid milk, raw milk1460
Sidehill FarmHawley, MAYogurt, fluid milk1450
Alexandre Family FarmsCrescent City, CAFluid milk, raw milk, A2 milk1450
Nezinscot FarmTurner, MECheese, yogurt fluid milk1450
Amaltheia Organic DairyBozeman, MTCheese (goat)1445
Strafford Organic CreameryStrafford, VTIce cream, fluid milk1440
4-Cow Rating | ExcellentProducers in this category provide ample pasture for their animals and make a credible effort to encourage natural behaviors. These brands may get additional milk from outside sources (that are also certified organic). If multiple farms produce the milk for a brand, the management has close oversight and control over the practices of those farms.
Saint Benoit CreameryPetaluma, CAFluid milk, cheese, yogurt1430
Nature's OneLewis Center, OHFormula1420
Maple Hill CreameryStuyvesant, NYCheese, kefir, yogurt, fluid milk, grassfed1420
Grey Barn and FarmChilmark, MAFluid milk1415
Trimona YogurtPort Jefferson, NYYogurt1410
Rumiano Cheese CompanyCrescent City, CACheese1400
Grassmilk (Organic Valley)LaFarge, WIFluid milk, yogurt, grassfed1390
Sunrise Family FarmsNorwich, NYFluid milk, cheese, yogurt, kefir, buttermilk1375
NaturiPittsburgh, PAYogurt (greek)1370
Oasis at Bird in HandRonks, PACheese, fluid milk, yogurt, grassfed1360
Sunshine DairyBethel, PAFluid Milk1355
Natural By Nature (Natural Dairy Products Corp.)West Grove, PACheese, fluid milk, sour cream, yogurt, whipped cream1347
PCC Community MarketsSeattle, WAFluid milk1335
Sky Top FarmsBrooklyn, NYFluid milk1315
Stonyfield Farms (Lactalis)Londonderry, NHCream, fluid milk, frozen yogurt, yogurt1315
Organic ValleyLaFarge, WIButter, butter (ghee), fluid milk1310
Annie's Homegrown (General Mills)Berkeley, CACheese, packaged goods (pasta), canned meals, yogurt1305
Liberte (General Mills) Saint-Hubert, Quebec, CanadaYogurt1305
Kalona SuperNatural (Farmers Creamery)Kalona, IAFluid milk, yogurt1305
Pure Indian FoodsPrinceton Junction, NJButter, ghee, grassfed1300
Sierra Nevada Cheese CompanyWillows, CACheese1280
Humboldt Creamery (Foster Farms Dairy)Fortuna, CACream, fluid milk1280
Nancy's (Springfield Creamery)Eugene, ORCream cheese, cottage cheese, kefir, sour cream, yogurt, 100% grassfed1255
Green Field FarmsFredericksburg, OHCheese1237
Shaw Family Dairy (New England Organic Creamery)Dracut, MAFluid milk1225
Green Valley Organics (Redwood Hill Farm/Emmi Roth)Sebastopol, CAYogurt, sour cream, lactose free1217
Clover SonomaPetaluma, CAButter, cheese, cottage cheese, cream cheese, fluid milk, ice cream, kefir, sour cream1215
Blue Marble Ice CreamBrooklyn, NYIce cream1185
Westby Cooperative CreameryWestby, WIButter, cheese1175
Helios Kefir (Lifeway)Morton Grove, ILKefir1165
Cedar Grove CheesePlain, WICheese1155
Good CultureIrvine, CACottage cheese1145
Amish Country FarmsTotowa, NJFluid milk1140
White Mountain FoodsAustin, TXYogurt1130
Smari OrganicsPetaluma, CAYogurt (skyr)1120
Trader's Point CreameryZionsville, INFluid milk, yogurt1120
Organic Creamery (DCI Cheese/Saputo Specialty Cheese)Richfield, WICheese1110
Stonewall FarmsKeene, NHFluid milk, raw milk1100
3-Cow Rating | Very GoodThree-cow rated brands failed to answer some or all of our questions about their practices, however they are considered likely to be highly rated (4 or 5-cow) had they done so.
Steckler GrassfedDale, INCheese1080
Upstate Farms (Upstate Niagara Coop.)Buffalo, NYFluid milk1070
Nature's Touch (Kwik Trip)La Crosse, WIFluid milk1045
McCluskey Brothers at Shillelagh Glen FarmsHillpoint, WICheese950
Rogue CreameryGrants Pass, ORCheese850
Straus Family CreameryPetaluma, CAButter, ice cream, fluid milk, yogurt, sour cream795
Champlain Valley DairyMiddlebury, VTFluid milk790
2-Cow Rating | FairThese are either industrial-scale operations or others with outstanding questions or concerns regarding their compliance with USDA organic regulations. One of the primary features that distinguishes these operations from the ethically deficient 1-cow brands is their willingness to share with their customers (and Cornucopia researchers) some of the details as to how their milk is produced.
VerkaSan Jose, CAYogurt, paneer, cheese655
Wallaby (Danone NA)Denver, COKefir, sour cream, yogurt645
AlpenrosePortland, ORFluid milk605
Cowgirl Creamery (Emmi Roth USA/Emmi Group)Point Reyes Station, CACheese570
Sassy Cow CreameryColumbus, WIFluid milk515
Earth's Best (Hain Celestial)Lake Success, NYFormula465
Byrne DairyLafayette, NYFluid milk, yogurt, long shelf life425
Organic Family Farms CooperativeTwin Falls, IDFluid milk365
1-Cow Rating | PoorBrands in this category are suspected of being, or sourcing from, what we would describe as "factory farms." These brands are better than conventional dairy, but are at the bottom of the ratings among organic brands.
Horizon Grassfed (Danone NA)Boulder, COFluid milk340
Roth Organics (Emmi Roth)Monroe, WICheese260
Mother's Choice (Larsen's Creamery)Clackamas, ORButter215
Yami Yogurt (Auburn Dairy Products, Inc.)Auburn, WAYogurt185
Producers DairyFresno, CAFluid Milk165
Boulder Ice CreamBoulder, COIce cream125
Green Mountain Creamery (Lactalis)Brattleboro, VTYogurt120
County Line FarmsEarth, TXFluid milk115
Rockview FarmsDowney, CAFluid milk105
Prairie FarmsEdwardsville, ILFluid Milk75
Yoatz (Facci Food Company)Danville, CAYogurt60
Sprout'sPhoenix, AZFluid milk0
Talenti (Unilever)Minneapolis, MNIce Cream0
Stremicks Heritage FoodsSanta Ana, CAFluid milk0
Happy Family (Danone NA)New York, NYInfant formula0
Simply Balanced (Target)Minneapolis, MNFluid milk0
Kirkland Signature (Costco)Seattle, WAFluid milk0
Olympus DairyAstoria, NYYogurt0
Santini FoodsSan Lorenzo, CACondensed milk, evaporated milk, fluid milk0
Mama SattvaChico, CAButter (ghee)0
Harvest Farms (Ingles Markets)Black Mountain, NCFluid milk0
Hiland DairySpringfield, MissouriFluid milk0
O Organics (Safeway)Pleasanton, CAFluid milk, A2 milk, raw milk0
MOM's Organic MarketRockville, MDFluid milk0
Friendly Farms (Aldi)Batavia, ILFluid milk0
Double RainbowSan Francisco, CAIce cream0
Alden's Ice Cream (Oregon Ice Cream)Eugene, ORIce cream0
Market Basket (DeMoulas Super Markets, Inc)Tewksbury, MAFluid milk0
Roundy'sMilwaukee, WIFluid milk0
Perry's Ice CreamAkron, NYIce cream0
Farmland FreshNewark, NJFluid Milk0
Umpqua DairyRoseburg, ORFluid milk, ice cream0
Meijer Organics (Meijer)Grand Rapids, MIFluid milk0
High Meadow (Aurora Dairy)Boulder, COFluid milk0
Vermont Organics (Perrigo Nutritionals)Georgia, VTFormula0
Simple Truth (Kroger)Cincinnati, OHFluid milk0
Wholesome Valley (Galaxy Foods)Orlando, FLCheese0
Nature's Place (Hannaford)Scarborough, MEFluid milk0
Pavel's YogurtSan Leandro, CAYogurt0
Stew Leonard'sNorwalt, CTFluid milk0
Nature's Best (KeHE)Brea, CAFluid milk0
Central Market (HEB Organics)San Antonio, TXFluid milk0
ShopriteEdison, NJFluid milk0
Smith Brothers FarmsKent, WAButter, cheese, fluid milk0
Bethel CreameryBethel, NYFluid Milk0
Kemps (Dairy Farmers of America)St. Paul, MNFluid milk0
HEB Organics (HEB Grocery Company/Central Market)San Antonio, TexasCheese, fluid milk, cream0
Trader Joe'sMonrovia, CAFluid milk, cheese, yogurt0
Latta (Latta USA)Fair Lawn, NJKefir, yogurt0
Samish Bay Cheese FarmBow, WACheese, kefir, yogurt0
Greenwise (Publix)Lakeland, FLIce cream, fluid milk, packaged products0
Applegate Farms (Hormel)NJCheese0
Wild Harvest (Albertson's)Boise City, IDFluid milk0
Clearly Organic (Associated Wholesale Grocers)Kansas City, KSFluid milk0
Full Circle (Topco)Elk Grove Village, ILFluid milk0
Winn Dixie Organics (Bi-Lo)Jacksonville, FLFluid milk0
WegmansRochester, NYFluid milk0
Great Value Food (Walmart)Bentonville, ARFluid milk, formula0
New Seasons Market (Good Food Holdings/E-Mart)Portland, ORFkuid milk0
Glanbia FoodsTwin Falls, IDCheese0
Similac (Abbott Laboratories)Abbott Park, ILInfant formula0
FairwayNYFluid milk0
Galbani (Lactalis)Buffalo, NYCheese0
Member's Mark (Sam's Club)Bentonville, ARFluid milk, cheese0
Natural Directions (Unified Grocers)Tigard, ORButter, cheese, fluid milk 0
Honest Infant Formula (Honest Company)Santa Monica, CAFormula0
Woodstock (UNFI)Providence, RIButter, fluid milk0
Sunnyside Farms Dairy (Save Mart/Super Store Industries)Stockton, CAFluid milk0
Western Family (Topco)Tigard, ORFluid milk0
Voskos (Sun Valley Dairy)Sun Valley, CAYogurt0
Wellsley Farms (BJ's Wholesale Club)Westborough, MAFluid milk0
Hy VeeWest Des Moines, IAFluid milk0
Shamrock FarmsPhoenix, AZFluid milk, sour cream0
Nature's Promise (Giant Food/Ahold)Carlisle, PAFluid milk0
Simply Nature (Aldi)Batavia, ILFluid milk0
Horizon (Danone NA)Boulder, COFluid milk0
Oberweis DairyNorth Aurora, ILFluid milk, ice cream0
Cocoa MetroAuburndale, MAChocolate milk, chocolate products0
Dahlicious OrganicLeominster, MAYogurt0
365 Organic (Whole Foods)Austin, TXFluid milk0
NeutralPortland, ORFluid milk0
Nature's Basket (Giant Eagle)Pittsgurgh, PAFluid milk0
Cadia (KeHE)CAButter, cheese, fluid milk0
Challenge Dairy ProductsCaliforniaButter0

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