Organic Dairy Scorecard

Updated November, 2018
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
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
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
Alexandre Family EcoDairy FarmsCrescent City, CACA, OR, WA1425
Nature's OneLewis Center, OHNationwide1420
Maple Hill CreameryStuyvesant, NYNationwide1420
Thistle Hill Farm (Tarentaise Cheese)North Pomfret, VTNationwide, VT1415
Crystal Ball FarmOsceola, WIMN, WI1415
Saint Benoit CreameryPetaluma, CANationwide1405
Trimona YogurtPort Jefferson, NYTX, OR, NY, CA, IL, Northeast1400
Rumiano Cheese CompanyCrescent City, CANationwide1400
Tide Mill Creamery (Tide Mill Organic Farm)Edmunds, MEME1400
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
Trickling Springs CreameryChambersburg, PAEast Coast1395
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
Sassy Cow CreameryColumbus, WIIL, WI1235
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 | Very GoodBrands with a three-cow rating are meeting the standards to qualify for legal organic status. Many are good choices for consumers. All producers in this category appear committed to meeting at least the minimum pasture requirement.
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
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
Three Twins Ice CreamSan Rafael, CANationwide620
Earth's Best (Hain Celestial)Lake Success, NYNationwide465
Sunnyside Farms Dairy (Save Mart/Super Store Industries)Stockton, CACA, NV415
2-Cow Rating | FairThese brands represent industrial-scale operations or others with outstanding questions regarding their compliance with USDA organic regulations. Private-label dairy products often fall into this category. None of the 2-cow rated brands was willing to participate in Cornucopia’s research.
Sky Top FarmsBronx, NYNY340
Yami Yogurt (Auburn Dairy Products, Inc.)Auburn, WANationwide185
Boulder Ice CreamBoulder, CONationwide153
New Seasons MarketPortland, OROR, WA34
Greenwise (Publix)Lakeland, FLSoutheast34
ShopriteEdison, NJNationwide34
1-Cow Rating | Poor - Store brandsNo producers in this category were willing to participate in Cornucopia’s study. Transparency is a hallmark of the organic food movement, and Cornucopia believes it is essential that producers remain open with their customers to maintain the confidence consumers have in the organic seal.
Nature's Promise (GiantFood, a subsidiary of Ahold)Carlisle, PANationwide, Web Sales17
HEB Organics (HEB Grocery Company/Central Market)San Antonio, TexasTX, KS, OK17
Nature's Best (KeHE)Brea, CANationwide17
Western FamilyTigard, ORNationwide17
Sprout'sPhoenix, AZAZ, CA17
Full Circle (Topco)Elk Grove Village, ILNationwide17
Woodstock (UNFI)Providence, RINationwide17
Nature's Basket (Giant Eagle)Pittsgurgh, PANationwide17
O Organics (Safeway)Pleasanton, CANationwide17
Great Value Food (Walmart)Bentonville, ARNationwide17
Nature's Place (Hannaford)Scarborough, MENationwide17
Wellsley Farms (BJ's Wholesale Club)Westborough, MAOH, East17
Earth FareAsheville NCSoutheast17
Trader Joe'sMonrovia, CANationwide17
Roundy'sMilwaukee, WIIL, WI17
Simply Balanced (Target)Minneapolis, MNNationwide17
Market Basket (DeMoulas Super Markets, Inc)Tewksbury, MAMA, ME, NH17
Natural Directions (Unified Grocers)Tigard, ORNationwide17
MOM's Organic MarketRockville, MDDC, MD, NJ, PA, VA17
Cadia (KeHE)CANationwide17
Meijer Organics (Meijer)Grand Rapids, MIMidwest17
Simply Nature (Aldi)Batavia, ILNationwide17
Clearly Organic (Associated Wholesale Grocers)Kansas City, KSUnknown17
Winn Dixie Organics (Bi-Lo)Jacksonville, FLSoutheast17
Wild Harvest (Albertson's)Boise City, IDNationwide17
Central Market (HEB Organics)San Antonio, TexasNationwide17
Harris Teeter Organics (Kroger)Matthews, NCNationwide17
Hy VeeWest Des Moines, IANationwide17
Friendly Farms (Aldi)Batavia, ILNationwide17
Simple Truth (Kroger)Cincinnati, OHNationwide17
Kirkland Signature (Costco)Seattle, WANationwide17
Stew Leonard'sNorwalt, CTCT, NY17
0-Cow Rating | PoorNo producers in this category were willing to participate in Cornucopia’s study. Transparency is a hallmark of the organic food movement, and Cornucopia believes it is essential that producers remain open with their customers to maintain the confidence consumers have in the organic seal.
Similac (Abbott Laboratories)Abbott Park, ILNationwide0
Spring Hill Cheese (Petaluma Creamery)Petaluma, CACA, Web Sales0
Voskos (Sun Valley Dairy)Sun Valley, CAGA, SC, TN, FL, AZ, AL, NC, CA, NV0
Santini FoodsSan Lorenzo, CANationwide0
Pure Eire DairyOthello, WAWA0
Mother's Choice (Larsen's Creamery)Clackamas, ORNationwide0
Pavel's YogurtSan Leandro, CANationwide0
Vermont Organics (Perrigo Nutritionals)Georgia, VTNationwide, Web Sales0
Shamrock FarmsPhoenix, AZNationwide0
Stonewall FarmsKeene, NHNH0
Kemps (Dairy Farmers of America)St. Paul, MNNationwide0
Sunrise YogurtPortland, OROR, WA0
Rogue CreameryGrants Pass, ORNationwide0
Champlain Valley DairyMiddlebury, VTNortheast0
Perrigo Nutritionals (PBM Nutritionals)Gordonsville, VANationwide0
Yoatz (Facci Food Company)Danville, CANationwide0
Wholesome Valley (Galaxy Foods)Orlando, FLNationwide0
Samish Bay Cheese FarmBow, WAWA0
Smith Brothers FarmsKent, WAWA0
Byrne DairyLafayette, NYNY0
Umpqua DairyRoseburg, ORWest0
Rockview Farms Organic Milk (Rockview Farms)Downey, CACA0
Mama SattvaChico, CANationwide0
Steckler GrassfedDale, ININ, IL, Ky, MI0
Cocoa MetroAuburndale, MANationwide0
Challenge Dairy ProductsCaliforniaNationwide0
Latta (Latta USA)Fair Lawn, NJEast, CA0
Applegate Farms (Hormel)NJNationwide0
Double RainbowSan Francisco, CANationwide0
Galbani (Lactalis American Group)Buffalo, NYNationwide0
GrasslandGreenwood, WINationwide0
Olympus DairyAstoria, NYNationwide0
Swissland Cheese CompanyBerne, INNationwide0
Honest Infant Formula (Honest Company)Santa Monica, CANationwide0
Sunshine DairyPortland, ORNationwide0
Alta Dena (Dean Foods)City of Industry, CACA, OR, WA, West Coast0
VerkaSan Jose, CACA, Midwest0
Roth Organics (Emmi Roth)Monroe, WINationwide0
Happy Family (Groupe Danone)New York, NYNationwide0
McCluskey Brothers at Shillelagh Glen FarmsHillpoint, WIND, WI, Web Sales0
Hiland DairySpringfield, MissouriMidwest0
County Line FarmsEarth, TXTX, KS, OK0
High Meadow (Aurora Dairy)Boulder, CONationwide0
Horizon (DanoneWave)Boulder, CONationwide0
Green Mountain Creamery (Ehrmann Commonwealth Dairy)Brattleboro, VTNationwide0

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