Brand NameRatingFarm/Brand HeadquartersScore
5-Egg Rating | Top RatedProducers in this top tier go “beyond organic” managing their diverse family-scale farms. They raise their hens in mobile housing on well-managed, ample pasture or in fixed housing with intensively managed rotated pasture. They sell eggs under their farm’s brand name, mostly through farmers markets, food cooperatives and/or independently owned grocery stores and sometimes through larger chains.
Stueve's Certified OrganicOakdale, CA2630
Happy Hens Truly OutdoorsRamona, CA2560
Skagit River RanchSedro Woolley, WA2550
Eight Mile Creek FarmWesterlo, NY2545
Common Good FarmRaymond, NE2530
SOVA FarmNorwich, NY2530
Skokomish Valley FarmsShelton, WA2515
Bee Heaven/Rachel's EggsHomestead, FL2500
Crown S RanchWinthrop, WA2490
Alexandre Kids (Alexandre Family Farms)Crescent City, CA2490
Niki FarmsFresno, CA2485
Kingbird FarmBerkshire, NY2485
Nick's OrganicPotomac, MD2480
PNS FarmsMiami, FL2470
Doolittle FarmShoreham, VT2460
Villageside FarmFreedom, ME2435
World's Best EggsElgin, TX2430
Apple CreekBowdoinham, ME2430
Mosel EggsPage, NE2410
Pasture FreshPetaluma, CA2405
Hoover RanchDiscovery Bay, CA2365
Burroughs Family FarmDenair, CA2365
Farm and WildernessPlymouth, VT2355
Pin Oak PlaceHarlan, IA2345
Happy Town FarmOrland, ME2335
Misty Meadows FarmEverson, WA2320
Pasture Patterns (Prairie Bluff Farms)Mount Horeb, WI2310
Dream FarmCross Plains, WI2290
OrgaNick PasturesPortage, WI2275
Mission MountainRonan, MT2270
Turtle Ledge FarmHampton, CT2265
Wilcox Farms Pasture RaisedRoy, WA2225
Vital FarmsAustin, TX2170
Deck Family FarmJunction City, OR2095
4-Egg Rating | ExcellentProducers in this category provide ample outdoor space and make an effort to encourage their birds to go outside. They provide an excellent outdoor environment, often either rotated pasture or well-managed outdoor runs, with an adequate number of doors for the chickens to reach the outdoors.
These Came First (Natural Grocers)Lakewood, CO2075
Hidden CampCanajoharie, NY2065
Oliver's Organic Eggs (Can-Am Farms)Frankfort, NY2065
Handsome Brook FarmFranklin, NY2060
Nature's Yoke (Westfield Egg Farm)New Holland, PA2050
Blue Sky Family Farms (Egg Innovations)Port Washington, WI2035
New CenturyShullsburg, WI2030
Schultz's EggsOwatonna, MN2025
Farmers Hen HouseKalona, IA2005
StiebrsYelm, WA1975
Pete and Gerry'sMonroe, NH1915
Milo's OrganicBonduel, WI1910
Carol's (Pete and Gerry's)Monroe, NH1905
Lancaster FarmsLeola, PA1890
Wilcox FarmsRoy, WA1885
Smith BrothersSeattle, WA1835
Green Pastures Poultry FarmCashton, WI1820
Alderfer EggsTelford, PA1815
Happy Egg Co.San Francisco, CA1745
Green Field FarmsFredericksburg, OH1740
3-Egg Rating | Very GoodEggs from brands in this category either come from family-scale farms that provide outdoor runs for their chickens or from larger-scale farms where meaningful outdoor space is either granted or under construction. All producers in this category appear committed to meeting organic standards for minimum outdoor space for laying hens.
Organic ValleyLa Farge, WI1505
Bethesda FarmsRaiford, FL1390
Clover SonomaPetaluma, CA1265
Mud Run FarmNavarre, OH1190
Country HenHubbardston, MA1185
Sauder'sLititz, PA1145
Apricot Lane FarmsMoorpark, CA1100
2-Egg Rating | FairThese are either industrial-scale operations or others with outstanding questions or concerns regarding their compliance with USDA organic regulations. One of the primary features that distinguishes these operations from the ethically deficient 1-Egg brands is their willingness to share with their customers (and Cornucopia researchers) some of the details as to how their chickens are cared for and how their eggs are actually produced.
M and M Organic FarmsWonewoc, wi550
Circle JD RanchDeSoto, WI340
1-Egg Rating | PoorBrands with a 1-Egg Rating are generally produced on industrial-scale operations that grant no meaningful outdoor access and/or are marketed under "private label" or store brands. “Outdoor access” on these operations often means a covered concrete porch that is barely accessible to the chickens. Means of egress from the buildings are intentionally small to discourage birds from going outside. No producers in this category were willing to participate in Cornucopia research. This is disturbing to many organic consumers, since transparency has always been viewed as a hallmark of the organic food movement.
Eggs "R" Us (Mid-States Specialty Eggs)Knob Noster, MO260
Naturally Organic (National Food Corp.)Everett, WA230
Born Free (Best Eggs LLC)Valley Forge, PA230
Nest Fresh EggsDenver, CO215
City FarmMontrose, CO205
Noah's Pride (Kreider Farms)Manheim, PA175
Farmer's HenFanwood, NJ145
Herbruck Poultry RanchSaranac, MI120
Willamette FarmsCanby, OR120
Glaum Egg RanchAptos, CA120
Hidden Villa RanchFullerton, CA100
Fairfield Specialty EggsDeer Grove, IL100
Gemperle Family FarmsTurlock, CA75
Vega FarmsDavis CA75
EggologyCanoga Park, CA20
Pearl Valley Specialty EggsBlair, WI20
Wellsley Farms (BJ's Wholesale)Westborough, MA0
Shoprite (Wakefern)Keasbey, NJ0
O Organics (Safeway)Pleasonton, CA0
Esbenshade FarmsMount Joy, PA0
Cadia (Kehe)Naperville, IL0
Mountainside Farms (Dora's Naturals)South Hackensack, NJ0
Great Day (CCF Brands)Rogers, AR0
Stew Leonard'sDanbury, CT0
Chino Valley RanchersArcadia, CA0
Green Way (A&P)Montvale, NJ0
Harvest Farms Organic (Ingles)Black Mountain, NC0
Balducci's (Kings Food Markets)Germantown, MD0
Oakdell Egg FarmsLewiston, UT0
HEB Grocery CompanySan Antonio, TX0
Hickman's Family FarmBuckeye, AZ0
PublixLakeland, FL0
Marketside (Walmart)Bentonville, AR0
Fresh MarketGreensboro, NC0
Horizon Organic (DanoneWave)Broomfield, CO0
Barnstar Family Farms (Nucal Foods)Northern CA0
Full Circle (Topco)Elk Grove, IL0
Great Value (Walmart)Bentonville, AR0
Simply Nature (Aldi)Dallas, TX0
Natural Directions (Unified Grocers)Commerce, CA0
Meijer OrganicsGrand Rapids, MI0
Simple Truth (Kroger)Cincinnati, OH0
Eggland's Best (Cal-Maine/Herbruck's)Jeffersonville, PA0
Sun Valley (Smart and Final)Commerce, CA0
Good and Gather (Target)Minneapolis, MN0
365 Organic (Whole Foods/Amazon)Austin, TX0
Abbotsford (Michael Foods)Minnetonka, MN0
Braswell Foods (Glenwood)Nashville, NC0
Kings Food MarketsParsippany, NJ0
Hillandale FarmsPennsylvania0
Wild Harvest (UNFI)West Union, IA0
Lunds and Byerly'sEdina, MN0
Winn-DixieJacksonville, FL0
Land O'LakesMinneapolis, MN0
Roundy's OrganicsMilwaukee, WI0
Nature's Place (Delhaize)Salisbury, NC0
Earth's Pride (BJ's Wholesale)Westborough, MA0
Nature's PromiseCarlisle, PA0
Wegman'sRochester, NY0
Sprouts MarketPhoenix, AZ0
Purely Organic (Tesco)California0
Nature's BasketCarlisle, PA0
Rocky Mountain Eggs (Nucal Foods)Wellington, CO0
Trader Joe'sMonrovia, CA0
Farmer's Harvest (CCF Brands)Rogers, AR0
Clearly Organic (Associated Wholesale Grocers)Kansas City, KS0
Kreher's EggsClarence, NY0
Fairway MarketNew York, NY0
Kirkland Signature (Costco)Seattle, WA0
SparboeWayzata, MN0
Rock Hill Foods (formerly Arkansas Egg Company)Summers, AR0
Judy's Family Farm (Petaluma)Petaluma, CA0
Eagle Springs OrganicsSilt, CO0
Contented Hen (Mid-States Specialty Eggs)Knob Noster, MO0
Dutch FarmsChicago, IL0
Farmhouse Eggs (Cal-Maine)Jackson, MS0
EcoMealBrooklyn, NY0

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