Brand NameRatingFarm/Brand HeadquartersMarket AreaScore
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.
Happy HensRamona, CASouthern California2560
Stueve's Certified OrganicOakdale, CABay Area2495
Alexandre Kids (Alexandre Family Farms)Crescent City, CAWest Coast independent grocers, WF, and Costco2490
Kingbird FarmBerkshire, NYUpstate New York2485
Common Good FarmRaymond, NELincoln, NE Region2480
PNS FarmsMiami, FLSouth Florida2470
Skagit River RanchSedro Woolley, WANW Washington State2450
Eight Mile Creek FarmWesterlo, NYCapital Region of New York2445
Clean Food FarmOrting, WASeattle/Tacoma Area2435
SOVA FarmNorwich, NYStores in CT, online in CT, NJ, & NY2430
World's Best EggsElgin, TXTexas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana2430
Mosel EggsPage, NENebraska2410
Pasture FreshPetaluma, CANorthern California2405
Bee Heaven/Rachel's EggsHomestead, FLSouth Florida2400
Crown S RanchWinthrop, WASeattle/Methow Valley Region2390
Niki FarmsFresno, CASouthern California2385
Nick's OrganicPotomac, MDMaryland2380
Happy Chick FarmLockhart, TXTexas2370
Burroughs Family FarmDenair, CASan Francisco Bay Area and Central Valley2365
Doolittle FarmShoreham, VTAddison and Chittendon County, VT2360
Pin Oak PlaceHarlan, IAOmaha, NE and Western Iowa2345
Villageside FarmFreedom, MEMaine2335
Happy Town FarmOrland, MEMaine2335
Apple CreekBowdoinham, MEMaine2330
Misty Meadows FarmEverson, WASeattle and Bellingham Regions2320
Dream FarmCross Plains, WIMadison WI Area2290
Mission MountainRonan, MTWestern Montana and Nationally2270
Turtle Ledge FarmHampton, CTConnecticut2265
Hoover RanchDiscovery Bay, CAWest Coast2265
Farm and WildernessPlymouth, VTVermont2255
Shenandoah Family Farms CooperativeDayton, VAWhole Foods Markets in Mid-Atlantic Region2240
Vital FarmsAustin, TXWhole Foods Nationwide2220
Pasture Patterns (Prairie Bluff Farms)Mount Horeb, WIMadison, WI2210
Great Valley Pastured EggsManteca, CACalifornia2170
Deck Family FarmJunction City, ORWestern Oregon2095
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, COWestern U.S.2075
Hidden CampCanajoharie, NYNew York and Upstate NY2065
Oliver's Organic Eggs (Can-Am Farms)Frankfort, NYNew York2065
Handsome Brook FarmFranklin, NYUpstate New York2060
Nature's Yoke (Westfield Egg Farm)New Holland, PAEast Coast2050
Blue Sky Family Farms (Egg Innovations)Port Washington, WIMidwest, Northeast, Mid-Atlantic2035
New CenturyShullsburg, WIWisconsin2030
Mary's Organic Eggs (Pitman Family Farms)Sanger, CACalifornia2030
Schultz's EggsOwatonna, MNMidwest2025
Farmers Hen HouseKalona, IANationwide2005
StiebrsYelm, WAWestern U.S.1975
Great Valley Organic EggsManteca, CACalifornia1950
Pete and Gerry'sMonroe, NHNortheast1915
Milo's OrganicBonduel, WIWisconsin and Illinois1910
Carol's (Pete and Gerry's)Monroe, NHNortheast1905
Lancaster FarmsLeola, PAMid-Atlantic Region1890
Wilcox Farms Pasture RaisedRoy, WAWestern U.S.1885
Wilcox FarmsRoy, WAWestern U.S.1885
Smith BrothersSeattle, WAWashington1835
Green Pastures Poultry FarmCashton, WIWisconsin1820
Alderfer EggsTelford, PAEast Coast1815
Green Field FarmsFredericksburg, OHOhio Region1740
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.
Happy Egg Co.San Francisco, CANationwide1685
Organic ValleyLa Farge, WINationwide1505
Bethesda FarmsRaiford, FLPublix & Whole Foods1390
Clover SonomaPetaluma, CAWest Coast1265
Country HenHubbardston, MANew England Region, Mid-Atlantic1185
Sauder'sLititz, PAMid-Atlantic Region1145
Apricot Lane FarmsMoorpark, CACalifornia1100
Mud Run FarmNavarre, OHUnknown1090
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.
City FarmMontrose, CONatural Grocers in Colorado790
M and M Organic FarmsWonewoc, wiUnknown550
Circle JD RanchDeSoto, WIUnknown340
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, MOMidwest260
Born Free (Best Eggs LLC)Valley Forge, PAUnknown230
Naturally Organic (National Food Corp.)Everett, WANationwide230
Nest Fresh EggsDenver, COWestern States215
Noah's Pride (Kreider Farms)Manheim, PAUnknown175
Farmer's HenFanwood, NJUnknown145
Herbruck Poultry RanchSaranac, MINationwide120
Willamette FarmsCanby, ORUnknown120
Glaum Egg RanchAptos, CAWest Coast120
Fairfield Specialty EggsDeer Grove, ILUnknown100
Hidden Villa RanchFullerton, CAUnknown100
Gemperle Family FarmsTurlock, CAUnknown75
Vega FarmsDavis CAUnknown75
Pearl Valley Specialty EggsBlair, WIUnknown20
EggologyCanoga Park, CAUnknown20
Rock Hill Foods (formerly Arkansas Egg Company)Summers, ARUnknown0
Land O'LakesMinneapolis, MNNationwide0
Wellsley Farms (BJ's Wholesale)Westborough, MANortheast0
Roundy's OrganicsMilwaukee, WIMilwaukee0
Marketside (Walmart)Bentonville, ARNationwide0
Nature's Place (Delhaize)Salisbury, NCUnknown0
Earth's Pride (BJ's Wholesale)Westborough, MAUnknown0
Simple Truth (Kroger)Cincinnati, OHNationwide0
PublixLakeland, FLUnknown0
Harris Teeter Naturals (Kroger)Cincinnati, OHSoutheast0
Oakdell Egg FarmsLewiston, UTUnknown0
Fairway MarketNew York, NYUnknown0
Green Way (A&P)Montvale, NJUnknown0
Eagle Springs OrganicsSilt, COUnknown0
Winn-DixieJacksonville, FLSoutheast0
Shoprite (Wakefern)Keasbey, NJNationwide0
SparboeWayzata, MNUnknown0
Barnstar Family Farms (Nucal Foods)Northern CANationwide0
Contented Hen (Mid-States Specialty Eggs)Knob Noster, MOMidwest0
Balducci's (Kings Food Markets)Germantown, MDUnknown0
365 Organic (Whole Foods/Amazon)Austin, TXNationwide0
Abbotsford (Michael Foods)Minnetonka, MNUnknown0
Braswell Foods (Glenwood)Nashville, NCUnknown0
Eggland's Best (Cal-Maine/Herbruck's)Jeffersonville, PANationwide0
Dutch FarmsChicago, ILUnknown0
Cadia (Kehe)Naperville, ILNationwide0
Clearly Organic (Associated Wholesale Grocers)Kansas City, KSUnknown0
Kings Food MarketsParsippany, NJUnknown0
Kirkland Signature (Costco)Seattle, WANationwide0
Stew Leonard'sDanbury, CTUnknown0
Great Value (Walmart)Bentonville, ARNationwide0
Good and Gather (Target)Minneapolis, MNNationwide0
Kreher's EggsClarence, NYUnknown0
Meijer OrganicsGrand Rapids, MIUnknown0
Natural Directions (Unified Grocers)Commerce, CANationwide0
Hickman's Family FarmBuckeye, AZUnknown0
Sun Valley (Smart and Final)Commerce, CAUnknown0
Great Day (CCF Brands)Rogers, ARUnknown0
Mountainside Farms (Dora's Naturals)South Hackensack, NJUnknown0
Nature's PromiseCarlisle, PAUnknown0
Horizon Organic (DanoneWave)Broomfield, COUnknown0
Wegman'sRochester, NYNew York0
Sprouts MarketPhoenix, AZUnknown0
HEB Grocery CompanySan Antonio, TXTexas0
Simply Nature (Aldi)Dallas, TXUnknown0
Fresh MarketGreensboro, NCUnknown0
Hillandale FarmsPennsylvaniaEastern U.S.0
Purely Organic (Tesco)CaliforniaUnknown0
Judy's Family Farm (Petaluma)Petaluma, CAWest Coast0
Rocky Mountain Eggs (Nucal Foods)Wellington, COUnknown0
Nature's BasketCarlisle, PAUnknown0
Harvest Farms Organic (Ingles)Black Mountain, NCUnknown0
Trader Joe'sMonrovia, CANationwide0
Lunds and Byerly'sEdina, MNUnknown0
Chino Valley RanchersArcadia, CAWest, South, Midwest0
Farmer's Harvest (CCF Brands)Rogers, ARSouth, Midwest0
EcoMealBrooklyn, NYUnknown0
O Organics (Safeway)Pleasonton, CANationwide0
Full Circle (Topco)Elk Grove, ILUnknown0
Farmhouse Eggs (Cal-Maine)Jackson, MSUnknown0
Esbenshade FarmsMount Joy, PAUnknown0
Wild Harvest (UNFI)West Union, IANationwide0

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