Brand NameRatingFarm/Brand HeadquartersWebsiteScore
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, CAwww.happy-hens.com2500
Stueve's Certified OrganicOakdale,
Alexandre Kids (Alexandre Family Farms)Crescent City, CAwww.alexandrefamilyfarm.com2490
Kingbird FarmBerkshire, NYwww.kingbirdfarm.com2485
Common Good FarmRaymond, NEwww.commongoodfarm.com2480
PNS FarmsMiami, FLwww.pnsfarms.com2470
Skagit River RanchSedro Woolley, WAwww.skagitriverranch.com2450
Eight Mile Creek FarmWesterlo,
Clean Food FarmOrting, WAwww.cleanfoodfarm.com2435
SOVA FarmNorwich,
World's Best EggsElgin, TXwww.coyotecreekfarm.org2430
Mosel EggsPage, NENone/Unknown2410
Pasture FreshPetaluma,
Bee Heaven/Rachel's EggsHomestead, FLwww.beeheavenfarm.com2400
Crown S RanchWinthrop,
Niki FarmsFresno, CAwww.nikifarms.com2385
Nick's OrganicPotomac, MDwww.nicksorganicfarm.com2380
Happy Chick FarmLockhart,
Burroughs Family FarmDenair, CAwww.burroughsfamilyfarms.com2365
Doolittle FarmShoreham, VTwww.doolittlefarmvt.com2360
Pin Oak PlaceHarlan, IAwww.pinoakplace.com2345
Villageside FarmFreedom, MEwww.freedomvillagefarm.com2335
Happy Town FarmOrland, MENone/Unknown2335
Apple CreekBowdoinham, MEwww.applecreekfarm.wordpress.com2330
Misty Meadows FarmEverson, WAwww.mistymeadowsfarm.com2320
Dream FarmCross Plains, WIwww.dreamfarm.biz2290
Mission MountainRonan, MTwww.missionmountainorganiceggs.blogspot.com2270
Turtle Ledge FarmHampton, CTNone/Unknown2265
Hoover RanchDiscovery Bay, CA
Farm and WildernessPlymouth, VTwww.farmandwilderness.org2255
Shenandoah Family Farms CooperativeDayton,
Vital FarmsAustin, TXwww.vitalfarms.com2220
Pasture Patterns (Prairie Bluff Farms)Mount Horeb, WIwww.prairieblufffarm.com2210
Great Valley Pastured EggsManteca, CAwww.greatvalleypoultry.com2170
Deck Family FarmJunction City, ORwww.deckfamilyfarm.com2095
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, CONone/Unknown2075
Hidden CampCanajoharie, NYwww.hiddencampfarm.wordpress.com2065
Oliver's Organic Eggs (Can-Am Farms)Frankfort, NYwww.oliversorganiceggs.net2065
Handsome Brook FarmFranklin, NYwww.handsomebrookfarm.com2060
Nature's Yoke (Westfield Egg Farm)New Holland, PAwww.naturesyoke.com2050
Blue Sky Family Farms (Egg Innovations)Port Washington, WIwww.egginnovations.com2035
New CenturyShullsburg,
Mary's Organic Eggs (Pitman Family Farms)Sanger, CAwww.maryschickens.com2030
Schultz's EggsOwatonna,
Farmers Hen HouseKalona, IAwww.farmershenhouse.com2005
StiebrsYelm, WAwww.stiebrsfarms.com1975
Great Valley Organic EggsManteca, CAwww.greatvalleypoultry.com1950
Pete and Gerry'sMonroe, NHwww.peteandgerrys.com1915
Milo's OrganicBonduel, WINone/Unknown1910
Carol's (Pete and Gerry's)Monroe, NHwww.carolseggs.com1905
Lancaster FarmsLeola, PAwww.lancasterfarmfresh.com1890
Wilcox Farms Pasture RaisedRoy, WAwww.wilcoxfarms.com1885
Wilcox FarmsRoy, WAwww.wilcoxfarms.com1885
Smith BrothersSeattle, WANone/Unknown1835
Green Pastures Poultry FarmCashton, WINone/Unknown1820
Alderfer EggsTelford, PAwww.alderfereggs.com1815
Green Field FarmsFredericksburg,
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, CAhappyegg.co1685
Organic ValleyLa Farge, WIwww.organicvalley.coop1505
Bethesda FarmsRaiford, FLNone/Unknown1390
Clover SonomaPetaluma, CAwww.cloversonoma.com1265
Country HenHubbardston, MAwww.countryhen.com1185
Sauder'sLititz, PAwww.saudereggs.com1145
Apricot Lane FarmsMoorpark, CANone/Unknown1100
Mud Run FarmNavarre, OHNone/Unknown1090
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,
M and M Organic FarmsWonewoc, wiNone/Unknown550
Circle JD RanchDeSoto, WINone/Unknown340
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, MONone/Unknown260
Born Free (Best Eggs LLC)Valley Forge, PANone/Unknown230
Naturally Organic (National Food Corp.)Everett, WANone/Unknown230
Nest Fresh EggsDenver, CONone/Unknown215
Noah's Pride (Kreider Farms)Manheim, PANone/Unknown175
Farmer's HenFanwood, NJNone/Unknown145
Herbruck Poultry RanchSaranac, MINone/Unknown120
Willamette FarmsCanby, ORNone/Unknown120
Glaum Egg RanchAptos, CANone/Unknown120
Fairfield Specialty EggsDeer Grove, ILNone/Unknown100
Hidden Villa RanchFullerton, CANone/Unknown100
Gemperle Family FarmsTurlock, CANone/Unknown75
Vega FarmsDavis CANone/Unknown75
Pearl Valley Specialty EggsBlair, WINone/Unknown20
EggologyCanoga Park, CANone/Unknown20
Rock Hill Foods (formerly Arkansas Egg Company)Summers, ARNone/Unknown0
Land O'LakesMinneapolis, MNNone/Unknown0
Wellsley Farms (BJ's Wholesale)Westborough, MANone/Unknown0
Roundy's OrganicsMilwaukee, WINone/Unknown0
Marketside (Walmart)Bentonville, ARNone/Unknown0
Nature's Place (Delhaize)Salisbury, NCNone/Unknown0
Earth's Pride (BJ's Wholesale)Westborough, MANone/Unknown0
Simple Truth (Kroger)Cincinnati, OHNone/Unknown0
PublixLakeland, FLNone/Unknown0
Harris Teeter Naturals (Kroger)Cincinnati, OHNone/Unknown0
Oakdell Egg FarmsLewiston, UTNone/Unknown0
Fairway MarketNew York, NYNone/Unknown0
Green Way (A&P)Montvale, NJNone/Unknown0
Eagle Springs OrganicsSilt, CONone/Unknown0
Winn-DixieJacksonville, FLNone/Unknown0
Shoprite (Wakefern)Keasbey, NJNone/Unknown0
SparboeWayzata, MNNone/Unknown0
Barnstar Family Farms (Nucal Foods)Northern CANone/Unknown0
Contented Hen (Mid-States Specialty Eggs)Knob Noster, MONone/Unknown0
Balducci's (Kings Food Markets)Germantown, MDNone/Unknown0
365 Organic (Whole Foods/Amazon)Austin, TXNone/Unknown0
Abbotsford (Michael Foods)Minnetonka, MNNone/Unknown0
Braswell Foods (Glenwood)Nashville, NCNone/Unknown0
Eggland's Best (Cal-Maine/Herbruck's)Jeffersonville, PANone/Unknown0
Dutch FarmsChicago, ILNone/Unknown0
Cadia (Kehe)Naperville, ILNone/Unknown0
Clearly Organic (Associated Wholesale Grocers)Kansas City, KSNone/Unknown0
Kings Food MarketsParsippany, NJNone/Unknown0
Kirkland Signature (Costco)Seattle, WANone/Unknown0
Stew Leonard'sDanbury, CTNone/Unknown0
Great Value (Walmart)Bentonville, ARNone/Unknown0
Good and Gather (Target)Minneapolis, MNNone/Unknown0
Kreher's EggsClarence, NYNone/Unknown0
Meijer OrganicsGrand Rapids, MINone/Unknown0
Natural Directions (Unified Grocers)Commerce, CANone/Unknown0
Hickman's Family FarmBuckeye, AZNone/Unknown0
Sun Valley (Smart and Final)Commerce, CANone/Unknown0
Great Day (CCF Brands)Rogers, ARNone/Unknown0
Mountainside Farms (Dora's Naturals)South Hackensack, NJNone/Unknown0
Nature's PromiseCarlisle, PANone/Unknown0
Horizon Organic (DanoneWave)Broomfield, CONone/Unknown0
Wegman'sRochester, NYNone/Unknown0
Sprouts MarketPhoenix, AZNone/Unknown0
HEB Grocery CompanySan Antonio, TXNone/Unknown0
Simply Nature (Aldi)Dallas, TXNone/Unknown0
Fresh MarketGreensboro, NCNone/Unknown0
Hillandale FarmsPennsylvaniaNone/Unknown0
Purely Organic (Tesco)CaliforniaNone/Unknown0
Judy's Family Farm (Petaluma)Petaluma, CANone/Unknown0
Rocky Mountain Eggs (Nucal Foods)Wellington, CONone/Unknown0
Nature's BasketCarlisle, PANone/Unknown0
Harvest Farms Organic (Ingles)Black Mountain, NCNone/Unknown0
Trader Joe'sMonrovia, CANone/Unknown0
Lunds and Byerly'sEdina, MNNone/Unknown0
Chino Valley RanchersArcadia, CANone/Unknown0
Farmer's Harvest (CCF Brands)Rogers, ARNone/Unknown0
EcoMealBrooklyn, NYNone/Unknown0
O Organics (Safeway)Pleasonton, CANone/Unknown0
Full Circle (Topco)Elk Grove, ILNone/Unknown0
Farmhouse Eggs (Cal-Maine)Jackson, MSNone/Unknown0
Esbenshade FarmsMount Joy, PANone/Unknown0
Wild Harvest (UNFI)West Union, IANone/Unknown0

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