Kimball Brook Farm (Green Mountain Organic Creamery)

Farm/Brand HeadquartersNorth Ferrisburgh, VT
ProductsButter, fluid milk, ice cream
Market AreaNortheast
Total Score1350
TOTAL (possible score is 1600 plus extra credit) 1350
4-Cow Rating | Excellent
Ownership structure95Family has majority ownership
Milk Supply95Gets some cream from another farm with similar practices for butter
Organic Production100Brand only markets organic
Disclosure of Information for Verification100Full disclosure
Organic Certification100NOFA-VT
Other Labels/Standards0None
Grass-fed50Meets minimum USDA percent intake requirements
Soy Free Ration?No
Pasture70Fair pasture compliance
Times Milked90Two times a day (standard protocol on legitimate organic dairies)
Cull/death Rate40Moderate cull/death rate
Replacements70Some organic animals purchased for replacements
Calves75Removed shortly after birth (standard practice)
Antibiotic Use100No antibiotic use
Hormone Usage100No hormones used
Farm Support100Single farm
Procurement of Ingredients90Some componets sourced from neighboring farm
Extra Credit75Dairy was responsive to questions about grain imports; grows 90% of feed on-farm and sources excess from trusted sources.