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Brand NameRatingMarket AreaScore
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 DairyWA, Web Sales1745
Radiance DairyIA1745
Paradise Springs FarmID, Web Sales1740
SpringWood Organic FarmPA1680
Clover MountainChewelah, Bluecreek, WA1665
Berle FarmMA, NY, VT1650
Engelbert FarmsNY1635
Hawthorne Valley FarmEast1630
Working Cows DairyAL1610
The Family CowPA, web sales1595
Alpine Heritage CreameryPA, FL, web sales1590
The MilkhouseMaine1585
Chaseholm FarmNY1580
Chase Hill FarmMA1575
Seven Stars FarmEast, Southeast, Midwest1571
Camphill Village Kimberton Hills DairyPA1565
Earthwise Farm and Forest DairyVT1560
Butterworks FarmVT, NH1555
Kiss the Cow DairyNew England1550
Tide Mill Creamery (Tide Mill Organic Farm)ME1545
Thistle Hill Farm (Tarentaise Cheese)Nationwide, VT1545
Lifeline FarmID, MT, OR, WA, Web Sales1540
Meant To Be Natural FoodNY, NJ1515
Roger's FarmsteadNew England1495
Misty Brook FarmMaine1485
Evans Farmhouse CreameryNJ, NY1465
Larson Farm and CreameryNortheast1460
Nezinscot FarmNew England 1450
Alexandre Family FarmCA, OR, WA1450
Sidehill FarmNew England and New York1450
Amaltheia Organic DairyMT, Web Sales1445
Strafford Organic CreameryNH, VT1440
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 CreameryNationwide1430
Maple Hill CreameryNationwide1420
Nature's OneNationwide1420
Grey Barn and FarmNew England1415
Trimona YogurtTX, OR, NY, CA, IL, Northeast1410
Rumiano Cheese CompanyNationwide1400
Grassmilk (Organic Valley)Nationwide1390
Sunrise Family FarmsNJ, NY1375
NaturiEast, Southwest1370
Oasis at Bird in HandPA1360
Sunshine DairyPA1355
Natural By Nature (Natural Dairy Products Corp.)Nationwide1347
PCC Community MarketsWA1335
Sky Top FarmsNY1315
Stonyfield Farms (Lactalis)Nationwide1315
Organic ValleyNationwide1310
Annie's Homegrown (General Mills)Nationwide1305
Liberte (General Mills)Nationwide1305
Kalona SuperNatural (Farmers Creamery)Nationwide1305
Pure Indian FoodsNationwide, Web Sales1300
Sierra Nevada Cheese CompanyNationwide1280
Humboldt Creamery (Foster Farms Dairy)Nationwide1280
Nancy's (Springfield Creamery)Nationwide1255
Green Field FarmsNationwide1237
Shaw Family Dairy (New England Organic Creamery)MA1225
Green Valley Organics (Redwood Hill Farm/Emmi Roth)Nationwide1217
Clover SonomaAZ, CA, ID, NV, OR, WA, West1215
Blue Marble Ice CreamNationwide1185
Westby Cooperative CreameryNationwide1175
Cedar Grove CheeseCA, East, Midwest, Web Sales1155
Good CultureNationwide1145
Amish Country FarmsNationwide1140
White Mountain FoodsNationwide1130
Smari OrganicsNationwide1120
Trader's Point CreameryIN, IL, Midwest, Northeast, Mid Atlantic1120
Organic Creamery (DCI Cheese/Saputo Specialty Cheese)Nationwide1110
Stonewall FarmsNH1100
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 GrassfedIN, IL, Ky, MI1080
Upstate Farms (Upstate Niagara Coop.)NY, PA1070
Nature's Touch (Kwik Trip)WI1045
McCluskey Brothers at Shillelagh Glen FarmsND, WI, Web Sales950
Rogue CreameryNationwide850
Straus Family CreameryOR, WA, CA, NV, AZ795
Champlain Valley DairyNortheast790
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.
VerkaCA, Midwest655
Wallaby (Danone NA)Nationwide645
AlpenroseOR, WA605
Cowgirl Creamery (Emmi Roth USA/Emmi Group)Nationwide570
Sassy Cow CreameryIL, WI515
Earth's Best (Hain Celestial)Nationwide465
Byrne DairyNY425
Organic Family Farms CooperativeUnknown365
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)Nationwide340
Roth Organics (Emmi Roth)Nationwide260
Mother's Choice (Larsen's Creamery)Nationwide215
Yami Yogurt (Auburn Dairy Products, Inc.)Nationwide185
Producers DairyCalifornia165
Boulder Ice CreamNationwide125
Green Mountain Creamery (Lactalis)Nationwide120
County Line FarmsTX, KS, OK115
Rockview FarmsCA105
Prairie FarmsMidwest, TX75
Yoatz (Facci Food Company)Nationwide60
White Orchard FarmME0
Udder MilkUnknown0
Buttercup Mountain FarmVT0
365 Organic (Whole Foods)Nationwide0
Pavel's YogurtNationwide0
Nature's Place (Hannaford)Nationwide0
Horizon (Danone NA)Nationwide0
Cocoa MetroNationwide0
Cadia (KeHE)Nationwide0
Challenge Dairy ProductsNationwide0
Nature's Basket (Giant Eagle)Nationwide0
Shamrock FarmsNationwide0
Stew Leonard'sCT, NY0
Nature's Best (KeHE)Nationwide0
Bethel CreameryUnknown0
Kemps (Dairy Farmers of America)Nationwide0
HEB Organics (HEB Grocery Company/Central Market)TX, KS, OK0
Trader Joe'sNationwide0
Latta (Latta USA)East, CA0
Samish Bay Cheese FarmWA0
Greenwise (Publix)Southeast0
Applegate Farms (Hormel)Nationwide0
Wild Harvest (Albertson's)Nationwide0
Clearly Organic (Associated Wholesale Grocers)Unknown0
Full Circle (Topco)Nationwide0
Winn Dixie Organics (Bi-Lo)Southeast0
WegmansNY, PA, NJ, VA, MD0
Great Value Food (Walmart)Nationwide0
New Seasons Market (Good Food Holdings/E-Mart)OR, WA0
Glanbia FoodsNationwide0
Similac (Abbott Laboratories)Nationwide0
Galbani (Lactalis)Nationwide0
Member's Mark (Sam's Club)Nationwide0
Natural Directions (Unified Grocers)Nationwide0
Honest Infant Formula (Honest Company)Nationwide0
Woodstock (UNFI)Nationwide0
Sunnyside Farms Dairy (Save Mart/Super Store Industries)CA, NV0
Western Family (Topco)Nationwide0
Voskos (Sun Valley Dairy)GA, SC, TN, FL, AZ, AL, NC, CA, NV0
Wellsley Farms (BJ's Wholesale Club)OH, East0
Simple Truth (Kroger)Nationwide0
Sprout'sAZ, CA0
Talenti (Unilever)Nationwide0
Stremicks Heritage FoodsMidwest, West, HI0
Happy Family (Danone NA)Nationwide0
Simply Balanced (Target)Nationwide0
Kirkland Signature (Costco)Nationwide0
Olympus DairyNationwide0
Santini FoodsNationwide0
Mama SattvaNationwide0
Harvest Farms (Ingles Markets)AL, GA, NC, SC, TN0
Hiland DairyMidwest0
O Organics (Safeway)Nationwide0
MOM's Organic MarketDC, MD, NJ, PA, VA0
Friendly Farms (Aldi)Nationwide0
Double RainbowNationwide0
Alden's Ice Cream (Oregon Ice Cream)Nationwide0
Market Basket (DeMoulas Super Markets, Inc)MA, ME, NH0
Roundy'sIL, WI0
Perry's Ice CreamNY, PA, OH, Northeast0
Farmland FreshNationwide0
Umpqua DairyWest0
Meijer Organics (Meijer)Midwest0
High Meadow (Aurora Dairy)Nationwide0
Vermont Organics (Perrigo Nutritionals)Nationwide, Web Sales0
Grace Pond FarmME0
Lulubelle Creamery (Wild Rose Foods)Nationwide0
Miller FarmVT0
Neighborly FarmsNortheast0
Nuna OrganicNationwide0
Origin MilkNationwide0
Straws FarmME0
Trickling SpringsMid-Atlantic0
Vonn Trapp FarmsteadVT0
Bellweather FarmsNationwide0
Balfour FarmME0
1836 FarmsTX0
Dahlicious OrganicNationwide0
Oberweis DairyMidwest0
Simply Nature (Aldi)Nationwide0
Nature's Promise (Giant Food/Ahold)Nationwide, Web Sales0
Hy VeeNationwide0
Smith Brothers FarmsWA0
Central Market (HEB Organics)Nationwide0
Wholesome Valley (Galaxy Foods)Nationwide0

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