Strafford Organic Creamery

Rating
Farm/Brand HeadquartersStrafford, VT
ProductsIce cream, fluid milk
Websitestraffordcreamery.com
Market AreaNH, VT
Total Score1430

Located in Vermont, one of the hotbeds of organic production and consumption, Strafford achieved a high ranking on both the old and new dairy scorecard. The Strafford Organic Creamery is a one-farm, family dairy and creamery. They were certified organic in 1997 and bottling on our own since 2001.

CriteriaPointsComment
TOTAL (possible score is 1600 plus extra credit)1430
5-Cow Rating | Top-Rated—Beyond Organic
Ownership structure100Family farm with close ownership
Milk Supply100Single farm source for milk
Organic Production100Brand only markets organic
Disclosure of Information for Verification100Full disclosure
Organic Certification100NOFA-VT
Other Labels/Standards0None
Grass-fed80High percentage of diet from grass
Soy Free Ration?No
Pasture100Excellent pasture compliance
Times Milked90Two times a day (standard protocol on legitimate organic dairies)
Cull/death Rate95Low average cull and death rate
Replacements100Closed herd
Calves75Removed shortly after birth (standard practice)
Antibiotic Use100No antibiotic use
Hormone Usage100No hormones used
Farm Support100Single farm
Procurement of Ingredients90Outside ingredients (milk powder) from trusted sources
Extra Credit0None