Brand NameRatingFarm/Brand HeadquartersMarket 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.
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 DairyPie Town, NMAZ, CO, NM1580
Seven Stars FarmPhoenixville, PAEast, Southeast, Midwest1571
Lifeline FarmVictor, MTID, MT, OR, WA, Web Sales1540
Engelbert FarmsNichols, NYNY1535
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
Sidehill FarmHawley, MANew England and New York1450
Alexandre Family FarmsCrescent City, CACA, OR, WA1450
Thistle Hill Farm (Tarentaise Cheese)North Pomfret, VTNationwide, VT1445
Amaltheia Organic DairyBozeman, MTMT, Web Sales1445
Tide Mill Creamery (Tide Mill Organic Farm)Edmunds, MEME1445
Strafford Organic CreameryStrafford, VTNH, 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 CreameryPetaluma, CANationwide1435
Nature's OneLewis Center, OHNationwide1420
Maple Hill CreameryStuyvesant, NYNationwide1420
Trimona YogurtPort Jefferson, NYTX, OR, NY, CA, IL, Northeast1400
Rumiano Cheese CompanyCrescent City, CANationwide1400
Grassmilk (Organic Valley)LaFarge, WINationwide1390
Evans Farmhouse CreameryNorwich, NYNJ, NY1385
Sunrise Family FarmsNorwich, NYNJ, NY1375
NaturiPittsburgh, PAEast, Southwest1370
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 ValleyLaFarge, 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
Nancy's (Springfield Creamery)Eugene, ORNationwide1255
Green Field FarmsFredericksburg, OHNationwide1237
Shaw Family Dairy (New England Organic Creamery)Dracut, MAMA1225
Green Valley Organics (Redwood Hill Farm/Emmi Roth)Sebastopol, CANationwide1217
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, NJNationwide1140
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
Stonewall FarmsKeene, NHNH1100
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.
Upstate Farms (Upstate Niagara Coop.)Buffalo, NYNY, PA1070
Nature's Touch (Kwik Trip)La Crosse, WIWI1045
Steckler GrassfedDale, ININ, IL, Ky, MI980
Three Twins Ice CreamSan Rafael, CANationwide970
McCluskey Brothers at Shillelagh Glen FarmsHillpoint, WIND, WI, Web Sales950
Rogue CreameryGrants Pass, ORNationwide850
Straus Family CreameryPetaluma, CAOR, WA, CA, NV, AZ795
Champlain Valley DairyMiddlebury, VTNortheast790
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-Egg brands is their willingness to share with their customers (and Cornucopia researchers) some of the details as to how their chickens are cared for and how their eggs are actually produced.
VerkaSan Jose, CACA, Midwest655
Wallaby (Danone North America)Denver, CONationwide645
AlpenrosePortland, OROR, WA615
Sassy Cow CreameryColumbus, WIIL, WI545
Earth's Best (Hain Celestial)Lake Success, NYNationwide465
Byrne DairyLafayette, NYNY425
Organic Family Farms CooperativeTwin Falls, IDUnknown365
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.
Sky Top FarmsBronx, NYNY340
Roth Organics (Emmi Roth)Monroe, WINationwide260
Mother's Choice (Larsen's Creamery)Clackamas, ORNationwide215
Yami Yogurt (Auburn Dairy Products, Inc.)Auburn, WANationwide185
Producers DairyFresno, CACalifornia165
Spring Hill Cheese (Petaluma Creamery)Petaluma, CACA, Web Sales135
Boulder Ice CreamBoulder, CONationwide125
Green Mountain Creamery (Lactalis)Brattleboro, VTNationwide120
County Line FarmsEarth, TXTX, KS, OK115
Rockview FarmsDowney, CACA105
Prairie FarmsEdwardsville, ILMidwest, TX75
Yoatz (Facci Food Company)Danville, CANationwide60
Horizon Grassfed (DanoneWave)Boulder, CONationwide60
Julie's Organic (Oregon Ice Cream)Camas, WANationwide0
Alden's Ice Cream (Oregon Ice Cream)Eugene, ORNationwide0
Cowgirl Creamery (Emmi Roth USA/Emmi Group)Point Reyes Station, CANationwide0
Harvest Farms (Ingles Markets)Black Mountain, NCAL, GA, NC, SC, TN0
365 Organic (Whole Foods)Austin, TXNationwide0
Stremicks Heritage FoodsSanta Ana, CAMidwest, West, HI0
WegmansRochester, NYNY, PA, NJ, VA, MD0
Glanbia FoodsTwin Falls, IDNationwide0
Perry's Ice CreamAkron, NYNY, PA, OH, Northeast0
Sunnyside Farms Dairy (Save Mart/Super Store Industries)Stockton, CACA, NV0
Challenge Dairy ProductsCaliforniaNationwide0
Bethel CreameryBethel, NYUnknown0
Voskos (Sun Valley Dairy)Sun Valley, CAGA, SC, TN, FL, AZ, AL, NC, CA, NV0
Umpqua DairyRoseburg, ORWest0
Smith Brothers FarmsKent, WAWA0
Talenti (Unilever)Minneapolis, MNNationwide0
Pavel's YogurtSan Leandro, CANationwide0
Mama SattvaChico, CANationwide0
Samish Bay Cheese FarmBow, WAWA0
Cocoa MetroAuburndale, MANationwide0
Clearly Organic (Associated Wholesale Grocers)Kansas City, KSUnknown0
Wholesome Valley (Galaxy Foods)Orlando, FLNationwide0
Wild Harvest (Albertson's)Boise City, IDNationwide0
Nature's Best (KeHE)Brea, CANationwide0
Natural Directions (Unified Grocers)Tigard, ORNationwide0
Galbani (Lactalis)Buffalo, NYNationwide0
O Organics (Safeway)Pleasanton, CANationwide0
Market Basket (DeMoulas Super Markets, Inc)Tewksbury, MAMA, ME, NH0
Greenwise (Publix)Lakeland, FLSoutheast0
Trader Joe'sMonrovia, CANationwide0
FairwayNYNortheast0
Sprout'sPhoenix, AZAZ, CA0
Olympus DairyAstoria, NYNationwide0
ShopriteEdison, NJNationwide0
Western Family (Topco)Tigard, ORNationwide0
Simply Nature (Aldi)Batavia, ILNationwide0
Wellsley Farms (BJ's Wholesale Club)Westborough, MAOH, East0
Stew Leonard'sNorwalt, CTCT, NY0
Vermont Organics (Perrigo Nutritionals)Georgia, VTNationwide, Web Sales0
Great Value Food (Walmart)Bentonville, ARNationwide0
Honest Infant Formula (Honest Company)Santa Monica, CANationwide0
Winn Dixie Organics (Bi-Lo)Jacksonville, FLSoutheast0
Double RainbowSan Francisco, CANationwide0
Kirkland Signature (Costco)Seattle, WANationwide0
Kemps (Dairy Farmers of America)St. Paul, MNNationwide0
Latta (Latta USA)Fair Lawn, NJEast, CA0
Nature's Place (Hannaford)Scarborough, MENationwide0
MOM's Organic MarketRockville, MDDC, MD, NJ, PA, VA0
Dahlicious OrganicLeominster, MANationwide0
Similac (Abbott Laboratories)Abbott Park, ILNationwide0
Woodstock (UNFI)Providence, RINationwide0
Nature's Promise (Giant Food/Ahold)Carlisle, PANationwide, Web Sales0
Santini FoodsSan Lorenzo, CANationwide0
Simply Balanced (Target)Minneapolis, MNNationwide0
Cadia (KeHE)CANationwide0
Full Circle (Topco)Elk Grove Village, ILNationwide0
New Seasons Market (Good Food Holdings/E-Mart)Portland, OROR, WA0
Nature's Basket (Giant Eagle)Pittsgurgh, PANationwide0
Roundy'sMilwaukee, WIIL, WI0
Friendly Farms (Aldi)Batavia, ILNationwide0
Hy VeeWest Des Moines, IANationwide0
HEB Organics (HEB Grocery Company/Central Market)San Antonio, TexasTX, KS, OK0
Horizon (DanoneWave)Boulder, CONationwide0
Applegate Farms (Hormel)NJNationwide0
High Meadow (Aurora Dairy)Boulder, CONationwide0
Hiland DairySpringfield, MissouriMidwest0
Farmland FreshNewark, NJNationwide0
Happy Family (Groupe Danone)New York, NYNationwide0
Harris Teeter Organics (Kroger)Matthews, NCNationwide0
Meijer Organics (Meijer)Grand Rapids, MIMidwest0
Simple Truth (Kroger)Cincinnati, OHNationwide0
Shamrock FarmsPhoenix, AZNationwide0
Central Market (HEB Organics)San Antonio, TXNationwide0
Member's Mark (Sam's Club)Bentonville, ARNationwide0

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