Evans Farmhouse Creamery (Sunrise Family Farms)

Rating
Farm/Brand HeadquartersNorwich, NY
ProductsCheese
Websitewww.fiveacrefarms.com/farmers/sunrise-family-farms/
Market AreaNJ, NY
Total Score1385
CriteriaPointsComment
TOTAL (possible score is 2700)1385
4-Cow Rating | Excellent
Ownership structure100Family farm
Milk Supply90Cheese made from single-farm source
Organic Production90Markets both organic and conventional products, including non-GMO (split operations)
Disclosure of Information for Verification80Good disclosure
Organic Certification100EcoCert ICO
Other Labels/Standards20Some of the milk supply is PCO 100% grassfed certified
Grass-fed80Market's
Soy Free Ration?No (some farms, including Evans Farmhouse are soy-free, others are not)
Pasture90Superb pasture compliance; average 2 acres per cow
Times Milked90Two times a day (standard protocol on legitimate organic dairies)
Cull/death Rate90Low average cull and death rate
Replacements100Closed herds (all replacements raised in-farm)
Calves75Removed shortly after birth (standard practice)
Antibiotic Use100No antibiotic use
Hormone Usage100No hormone use
Farm Support90All farms visited regularly
Procurement of Ingredients90Outside ingredients (fluid milk) from trusted sources
Extra Credit0None