Good Culture

Farm/Brand HeadquartersIrvine, CA
ProductsCottage cheese
Market AreaNationwide
Total Score1145

Good Culture is available at Kroger, Harris Teeter, King Soopers/City Market, Dillons, Fred Meyer, Food4Less, Publix, Giant, Stop & Shop, Wegmans, HEB, ShopRite, Hy-Vee, Jewel, United, Shaw’s, Raley’s, Whole Foods Markets, Sprouts Farmers Market, NCG, Natural Grocers, INFRA, Fresh Thyme, Earth Fare, Gelsons, Bristol Farms, Kings, Heinens and Lunds Byerly.

TOTAL (possible score is 1600 plus extra credit) 1145
4-Cow Rating | Excellent
Ownership structure65LCC partnership
Milk Supply90Milk supplied by highly-rated cooperative farmers
Organic Production70Markets both organic and conventional products
Disclosure of Information for Verification100Superb disclosure
Organic Certification100Midwest Organic Services Association (MOSA)
Other Labels/Standards0Non-scoring labels include: Certified Gluten Free, 1% For the Planet
Grass-fed50Supplier meets minimum USDA percent intake requirements; brand does use "grass-fed" label
Soy Free Ration?No
Pasture75Good pasture compliance
Times Milked90Two times a day (standard protocol on legitimate organic dairies)
Cull/death Rate0Supplier did not answer
Replacements100Supplier has closed herds
Calves70Removed shortly after birth (standard protocol)
Antibiotic Use100No antibiotic use
Hormone Usage60A portion of milk supplied may use hormones therapeutically
Farm Support85Supplier staff visits farms at least once a year
Procurement of Ingredients90No answerHigh integrity outside ingredients used by supplier
Extra Credit0None