Paradise Springs Farm

Farm/Brand HeadquartersVictor, ID
ProductsCheese, fluid milk, raw milk
Market AreaID, Web Sales
Total Score1740

This brand can be found in Eastern Idaho, and nationwide via web sales. They write: “We grow all of the food for the cows on our nearly 420 acre certified Biodynamic, certified organic farm in Teton Valley, Idaho, including pasture, hay, and barley. Only rarely are off-farm inputs required; when things like extra bedding are needed, they are sourced locally from another organic farm. Our irrigation water emerges in the form of Paradise Springs, from the bottom of a hillside adjacent to thousands of acres of National Forest and is pure enough to drink right out of the spring.

Every effort has been made to retain nature’s purity and goodness and to block out the constant increase of radiation and chemicals in the environment. This is how we have become a certified biodynamic farm in Idaho producing raw cheese, raw milk, and raw whey from the happiest Brown Swiss cows around.”

TOTAL (possible score is 1600 plus extra credit) 1740
5-Cow Rating | Top-Rated—Beyond Organic
Ownership structure100Family farm
Milk Supply100Single farm
Organic Production100Brand only markets biodynamic/organic
Disclosure of Information for Verification100Full disclosure
Organic Certification100Stellar Certification Services
Other Labels/Standards100Biodynamic Certified; Salmon Safe
Grass-fed9095%+ DMI from gazing (very high) and some homegrown sprouted barley
Soy Free Ration?Yes
Pasture100Excellent pasture compliance
Times Milked90Two times a day (standard protocol on legitimate organic dairies)
Cull/death Rate100Very low cull rate
Replacements100Closed herd
Calves85Calves raised first few weeks with mothers
Antibiotic Use100No antibiotic use
Hormone Usage100No hormones used
Farm Support100Lives on premises
Procurement of Ingredients100No outside ingredients used
Extra Credit175OSP submitted; very transparent. Sources 100% of grain from on-farm sources and was transparent about feed sourcing.