Organic Dairy Scorecard

Updated October, 2019
Brand NameRatingFarm/Brand HeadquartersMarket AreaScore
5-Cow Rating | Top-Rated—Beyond OrganicThis 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.
Paradise Springs FarmVictor, IDID, Web Sales1740
SpringWood Organic FarmKinzers, PAPA1680
Pure Eire DairyOthello, WAWA1675
Berle FarmHoosick, NYMA, NY, VT1650
Radiance DairyFairfield, IAIA1645
Pride and Joy DairyGranger, WAWA, Web Sales1645
Hawthorne Valley FarmGhent, NYEast1630
Dutch Meadows FarmParadise, PAPA1625
Working Cows DairySlocomb, ALAL1610
The Family CowChambersburg, PAPA, web sales1595
Alpine Heritage CreameryParadise, PAPA, FL, web sales1590
Coonridge Organic Goat Dairy (Coonridge Dairy)Pie Town, NMAZ, CO, NM1580
Seven Stars FarmPhoenixville, PAEast, Southeast, Midwest1571
Lifeline FarmVictor, MTID, MT, OR, WA, Web Sales1540
Engelbert FarmsNichols, NYNY1535
Organic Pastures Dairy Company (McAffee Farm)Fresno, CACA1520
Burroughs Family Farms (Full Circle Dairy)Denair, CACA1515
Meant To Be Natural FoodSpring Valley, NYNY, NJ1515
Misty Brook FarmAlbion, MEMaine1485
The MilkhouseMonmouth, MEMaine1485
Chase Hill FarmWarwick, MAMA, UT1470
Camphill Village Kimberton Hills DairyKimberton, PAPA1465
Butterworks FarmWestfield, VTVT, NH1455
Amaltheia Organic DairyBozeman, MTMT, Web Sales1445
Strafford Organic CreameryStrafford, VTNH, VT1430
Sidehill FarmHawley, MANew England and New York1430
Alexandre Family EcoDairy FarmsCrescent City, CACA, OR, WA1425
Maple Hill CreameryStuyvesant, NYNationwide1420
Nature's OneLewis Center, OHNationwide1420
Crystal Ball FarmOsceola, WIMN, WI1415
Thistle Hill Farm (Tarentaise Cheese)North Pomfret, VTNationwide, VT1415
Saint Benoit CreameryPetaluma, CANationwide1405
Tide Mill Creamery (Tide Mill Organic Farm)Edmunds, MEME1400
Rumiano Cheese CompanyCrescent City, CANationwide1400
Trimona YogurtPort Jefferson, NYTX, OR, NY, CA, IL, Northeast1400
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.
Castle Rock FarmsOsseo, WIIL, WI, MN, IA1395
Evans Farmhouse Creamery (Sunrise Family Farms)Norwich, NYNJ, NY1385
Sunrise Family FarmsNorwich, NYNJ, NY1375
NaturiPittsburgh, PAEast, Southwest1370
Grassmilk (Organic Valley)LaFarge, WINationwide1365
Oasis at Bird in HandRonks, PAPA1360
Kimball Brook Farm (Green Mountain Organic Creamery)North Ferrisburgh, VTNortheast1350
Natural By Nature (Natural Dairy Products Corp.)West Grove, PANationwide1347
B'More OrganicBaltimore, MDMD, NY, NJ, MA1340
PCC Community MarketsSeattle, WAWA1335
Fresh Breeze DairyLynden, WAOR, WA1330
Stonyfield Farms (Lactalis)Londonderry, NHNationwide1315
Organic Valley (CROPP)LaFarge, WINationwide1310
Kalona SuperNatural (Farmers Creamery)Kalona, IANationwide1305
Annie's Homegrown (General Mills)Berkeley, CANationwide1305
Liberte (General Mills) Saint-Hubert, Quebec, CanadaNationwide1305
Pure Indian FoodsPrinceton Junction, NJNationwide, Web Sales1300
Sierra Nevada Cheese CompanyWillows, CANationwide1285
Humboldt Creamery (Foster Farms Dairy)Fortuna, CANationwide1280
Green Valley Organics (Redwood Hill Farm/Emmi Roth)Sebastopol, CANationwide1257
Nancy's (Springfield Creamery)Eugene, ORNationwide1255
Green Field FarmsFredericksburg, OHNationwide1237
Shaw Family Dairy (New England Organic Creamery)Dracut, MAMA1225
Clover SonomaPetaluma, CAAZ, CA, ID, NV, OR, WA, West1215
Blue Marble Ice CreamBrooklyn, NYNationwide1185
Westby Cooperative CreameryWestby, WINationwide1175
Helios Kefir (Lifeway)Morton Grove, ILNationwide1165
Cedar Grove CheesePlain, WICA, East, Midwest, Web Sales1155
Good CultureIrvine, CANationwide1145
Amish Country FarmsTotowa, NJNationwide1145
White Mountain FoodsAustin, TXNationwide1130
Trader's Point CreameryZionsville, ININ, IL, Midwest, Northeast, Mid Atlantic1120
Smari OrganicsPetaluma, CANationwide1120
Organic Creamery (DCI Cheese/Saputo Specialty Cheese)Richfield, WINationwide1110
3-Cow Rating | UnverifiedThree-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.
Upstate Farms (Upstate Niagara Coop.)Buffalo, NYNY, PA1070
Nature's Touch (Kwik Trip)La Crosse, WIWI1045
Alden's Ice Cream (Oregon Ice Cream)Eugene, ORNationwide975
Julie's Organic (Oregon Ice Cream)Camas, WANationwide975
Three Twins Ice CreamSan Rafael, CANationwide970
Cowgirl Creamery (Emmi Roth USA/Emmi Group)Point Reyes Station, CANationwide895
AlpenrosePortland, OROR, WA880
Harvest Farms (Ingles Markets)Black Mountain, NCAL, GA, NC, SC, TN860
365 Organic (Whole Foods)Austin, TXNationwide830
Stremicks Heritage FoodsSanta Ana, CAMidwest, West, HI825
Straus Family CreameryPetaluma, CAOR, WA, CA, NV, AZ795
WegmansRochester, NYNY, PA, NJ, VA, MD780
Glanbia FoodsTwin Falls, IDNationwide750
Perry's Ice CreamAkron, NYNY, PA, OH, Northeast695
Wallaby (Dannon North America)Denver, CONationwide645
Earth's Best (Hain Celestial)Lake Success, NYNationwide465
Sunnyside Farms Dairy (Save Mart/Super Store Industries)Stockton, CACA, NV415
Sky Top FarmsBronx, NYNY340
Smith Brothers FarmsKent, WAWA320
Umpqua DairyRoseburg, ORWest320
Rogue CreameryGrants Pass, ORNationwide320
Spring Hill Cheese (Petaluma Creamery)Petaluma, CACA, Web Sales320
Challenge Dairy ProductsCaliforniaNationwide320
Samish Bay Cheese FarmBow, WAWA320
Champlain Valley DairyMiddlebury, VTNortheast320
Byrne DairyLafayette, NYNY320
Prairie FarmsEdwardsville, ILMidwest, TX320
Bethel CreameryBethel, NYUnknown320
Mama SattvaChico, CANationwide320
Voskos (Sun Valley Dairy)Sun Valley, CAGA, SC, TN, FL, AZ, AL, NC, CA, NV320
Pavel's YogurtSan Leandro, CANationwide320
Sunrise YogurtPortland, OROR, WA320
Mother's Choice (Larsen's Creamery)Clackamas, ORNationwide320
McCluskey Brothers at Shillelagh Glen FarmsHillpoint, WIND, WI, Web Sales320
Steckler GrassfedDale, ININ, IL, Ky, MI320
Stonewall FarmsKeene, NHNH260
2-Cow Rating | Lacking TransparencyStore brands are often lower priced than name brands, but that lower price comes at the expense of transparency. Cornucopia recommends caution with store brands, as it is impossible to know if the brand sources from a highly rated dairy or a factory farm.
Yami Yogurt (Auburn Dairy Products, Inc.)Auburn, WANationwide185
Boulder Ice CreamBoulder, CONationwide153
Yoatz (Facci Food Company)Danville, CANationwide88
Horizon Grassfed (DanoneWave)Boulder, CONationwide76
New Seasons MarketPortland, OROR, WA34
Similac (Abbott Laboratories)Abbott Park, ILNationwide34
Nature's Best (KeHE)Brea, CANationwide34
Kemps (Dairy Farmers of America)St. Paul, MNNationwide34
Winn Dixie Organics (Bi-Lo)Jacksonville, FLSoutheast34
Full Circle (Topco)Elk Grove Village, ILNationwide34
Honest Infant Formula (Honest Company)Santa Monica, CANationwide34
Sprout'sPhoenix, AZAZ, CA34
Wellsley Farms (BJ's Wholesale Club)Westborough, MAOH, East34
Wild Harvest (Albertson's)Boise City, IDNationwide34
Greenwise (Publix)Lakeland, FLSoutheast34
Nature's Basket (Giant Eagle)Pittsgurgh, PANationwide34
Nature's Promise (GiantFood, a subsidiary of Ahold)Carlisle, PANationwide, Web Sales34
Earth FareAsheville NCSoutheast34
MOM's Organic MarketRockville, MDDC, MD, NJ, PA, VA34
Kirkland Signature (Costco)Seattle, WANationwide34
Clearly Organic (Associated Wholesale Grocers)Kansas City, KSUnknown34
Cadia (KeHE)CANationwide34
Natural Directions (Unified Grocers)Tigard, ORNationwide34
Market Basket (DeMoulas Super Markets, Inc)Tewksbury, MAMA, ME, NH34
Simply Balanced (Target)Minneapolis, MNNationwide34
Nature's Place (Hannaford)Scarborough, MENationwide34
Roundy'sMilwaukee, WIIL, WI34
Friendly Farms (Aldi)Batavia, ILNationwide34
Stew Leonard'sNorwalt, CTCT, NY34
Vermont Organics (Perrigo Nutritionals)Georgia, VTNationwide, Web Sales34
Latta (Latta USA)Fair Lawn, NJEast, CA34
Wholesome Valley (Galaxy Foods)Orlando, FLNationwide34
Olympus DairyAstoria, NYNationwide34
Hy VeeWest Des Moines, IANationwide34
Western FamilyTigard, ORNationwide34
Great Value Food (Walmart)Bentonville, ARNationwide34
Simply Nature (Aldi)Batavia, ILNationwide34
O Organics (Safeway)Pleasanton, CANationwide34
VerkaSan Jose, CACA, Midwest34
Green Mountain Creamery (Ehrmann Commonwealth Dairy)Brattleboro, VTNationwide34
Dahlicious OrganicLeominster, MANationwide34
Santini FoodsSan Lorenzo, CANationwide34
Producers DairyFresno, CACalifornia34
Galbani (Lactalis American Group)Buffalo, NYNationwide34
Double RainbowSan Francisco, CANationwide34
Cocoa MetroAuburndale, MANationwide34
FairwayNYNortheast34
Woodstock (UNFI)Providence, RINationwide34
Trader Joe'sMonrovia, CANationwide34
ShopriteEdison, NJNationwide34
1-Cow Rating | Factory FarmsBrands 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.
Rockview Farms Organic Milk (Rockview Farms)Downey, CACA17
Central Market (HEB Organics)San Antonio, TexasNationwide17
Harris Teeter Organics (Kroger)Matthews, NCNationwide17
Meijer Organics (Meijer)Grand Rapids, MIMidwest17
HEB Organics (HEB Grocery Company/Central Market)San Antonio, TexasTX, KS, OK17
Simple Truth (Kroger)Cincinnati, OHNationwide17
Shamrock FarmsPhoenix, AZNationwide17
Roth Organics (Emmi Roth)Monroe, WINationwide17
Happy Family (Groupe Danone)New York, NYNationwide17
Hiland DairySpringfield, MissouriMidwest17
County Line FarmsEarth, TXTX, KS, OK17
High Meadow (Aurora Dairy)Boulder, CONationwide17
Horizon (DanoneWave)Boulder, CONationwide17
Farmland FreshNewark, NJNationwide17
Applegate Farms (Hormel)NJNationwide17
Sassy Cow CreameryColumbus, WIIL, WI10