Nancy’s (Springfield Creamery)

Farm/Brand HeadquartersEugene, OR
ProductsCream cheese, cottage cheese, kefir, sour cream, yogurt, 100% grassfed
Market AreaNationwide
Total Score1255

Nancy’s Yogurt is manufactured by Springfield Creamery, a respected, very long-term supplier of natural and organic products. They purchased their milk and milk powder from the CROPP cooperative, which ships milk from their family-farm members in the region. They write:

“Nancy’s Cultured Organic Dairy products are produced with care at Springfield Creamery, in Eugene, Oregon. Founded in 1960, we remain family owned and operated and are pleased to have such a wealth of quality ingredients to put into each of our products. Our organic milk comes to us directly from nearby family farms. We believe that the organic farming practices of these small organic farms are in unity with the land, and promote the long-term health of the cows, as well as of the consumer. Ultimately, the sustainable organic faming practices benefit our environment, and that is an advantage to each of us. We are proud to be a vital member of this sustainable partnership, while feeding people wholesome, organic food.”

TOTAL (possible score is 1600 plus extra credit)1255
4-Cow Rating | Excellent
Ownership structure80Family-owned business (close partnership with farmers)
Milk Supply90Sourced from trusted dairy cooperative
Organic Production75Brand markets both conventional and organic, but maintains split operations
Disclosure of Information for Verification100Full disclosure
Organic Certification75Oregon Tilth Certified Organic (OTCO)
Other Labels/Standards0None. Individual farmers may have other certifications.
Grass-fed50Exceeds minimum USDA standards for grazing
Soy Free Ration?No
Pasture70All of the supplier farms do some grazing
Times Milked90Most daries milk twice a day (standard)
Cull/death Rate75Moderate cull/death rate. Will vary widely between farms.
Replacements100Closed herds
Calves75Removed shortly after birth (standard practice)
Antibiotic Use100No antibiotic use
Hormone Usage100No hormone use
Farm Support85Depends on trusted third-party for supervision; All larger farms are visited more frequently; most farms visited annually
Procurement of Ingredients90Outside ingredients from trusted sources
Extra Credit0None