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.
Happy HensRamona, CA2560
Stueve's Certified OrganicOakdale, CA2495
Alexandre Kids (Alexandre Family Farms)Crescent City, CA2490
Kingbird FarmBerkshire, NY2485
Common Good FarmRaymond, NE2480
PNS FarmsMiami, FL2470
Skagit River RanchSedro Woolley, WA2450
Eight Mile Creek FarmWesterlo, NY2445
Clean Food FarmOrting, WA2435
World's Best EggsElgin, TX2430
SOVA FarmNorwich, NY2430
Mosel EggsPage, NE2410
Pasture FreshPetaluma, CA2405
Bee Heaven/Rachel's EggsHomestead, FL2400
Crown S RanchWinthrop, WA2390
Niki FarmsFresno, CA2385
Nick's OrganicPotomac, MD2380
Happy Chick FarmLockhart, TX2370
Burroughs Family FarmDenair, CA2365
Doolittle FarmShoreham, VT2360
Pin Oak PlaceHarlan, IA2345
Villageside FarmFreedom, ME2335
Happy Town FarmOrland, ME2335
Apple CreekBowdoinham, ME2330
Misty Meadows FarmEverson, WA2320
Dream FarmCross Plains, WI2290
OrgaNick PasturesPortage, WI2275
Mission MountainRonan, MT2270
Hoover RanchDiscovery Bay, CA2265
Turtle Ledge FarmHampton, CT2265
Farm and WildernessPlymouth, VT2255
Shenandoah Family Farms CooperativeDayton, VA2240
Pasture Patterns (Prairie Bluff Farms)Mount Horeb, WI2210
Great Valley Pastured EggsManteca, CA2170
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
Oliver's Organic Eggs (Can-Am Farms)Frankfort, NY2065
Hidden CampCanajoharie, 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
Mary's Organic Eggs (Pitman Family Farms)Sanger, CA2030
Schultz's EggsOwatonna, MN2025
Farmers Hen HouseKalona, IA2005
StiebrsYelm, WA1975
Great Valley Organic EggsManteca, CA1950
Pete and Gerry'sMonroe, NH1915
Milo's OrganicBonduel, WI1910
Carol's (Pete and Gerry's)Monroe, NH1905
Lancaster FarmsLeola, PA1890
Wilcox Farms Pasture RaisedRoy, WA1885
Wilcox FarmsRoy, WA1885
Smith BrothersSeattle, WA1835
Green Pastures Poultry FarmCashton, WI1820
Alderfer EggsTelford, PA1815
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.
Happy Egg Co.San Francisco, CA1685
Organic ValleyLa Farge, WI1505
Bethesda FarmsRaiford, FL1390
Clover SonomaPetaluma, CA1265
Country HenHubbardston, MA1185
Sauder'sLititz, PA1145
Apricot Lane FarmsMoorpark, CA1100
Mud Run FarmNavarre, OH1090
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
Born Free (Best Eggs LLC)Valley Forge, PA230
Naturally Organic (National Food Corp.)Everett, WA230
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
Barnstar Family Farms (Nucal Foods)Northern CA0
Clearly Organic (Associated Wholesale Grocers)Kansas City, KS0
Eggland's Best (Cal-Maine/Herbruck's)Jeffersonville, PA0
Cadia (Kehe)Naperville, IL0
Mountainside Farms (Dora's Naturals)South Hackensack, NJ0
Great Day (CCF Brands)Rogers, AR0
Kreher's EggsClarence, NY0
Meijer OrganicsGrand Rapids, MI0
Natural Directions (Unified Grocers)Commerce, CA0
Sun Valley (Smart and Final)Commerce, CA0
Good and Gather (Target)Minneapolis, MN0
Green Way (A&P)Montvale, NJ0
Fairway MarketNew York, NY0
Harvest Farms Organic (Ingles)Black Mountain, NC0
Balducci's (Kings Food Markets)Germantown, MD0
Oakdell Egg FarmsLewiston, UT0
Harris Teeter Naturals (Kroger)Cincinnati, OH0
Kirkland Signature (Costco)Seattle, WA0
HEB Grocery CompanySan Antonio, TX0
O Organics (Safeway)Pleasonton, CA0
Esbenshade FarmsMount Joy, PA0
Stew Leonard'sDanbury, CT0
Hickman's Family FarmBuckeye, AZ0
SparboeWayzata, MN0
Great Value (Walmart)Bentonville, AR0
Simply Nature (Aldi)Dallas, TX0
Lunds and Byerly'sEdina, MN0
Wild Harvest (UNFI)West Union, IA0
Horizon Organic (DanoneWave)Broomfield, CO0
Hillandale FarmsPennsylvania0
Kings Food MarketsParsippany, NJ0
Braswell Foods (Glenwood)Nashville, NC0
Abbotsford (Michael Foods)Minnetonka, MN0
365 Organic (Whole Foods/Amazon)Austin, TX0
Winn-DixieJacksonville, FL0
Simple Truth (Kroger)Cincinnati, OH0
Wellsley Farms (BJ's Wholesale)Westborough, MA0
Shoprite (Wakefern)Keasbey, NJ0
Chino Valley RanchersArcadia, CA0
PublixLakeland, FL0
Rock Hill Foods (formerly Arkansas Egg Company)Summers, AR0
Land O'LakesMinneapolis, MN0
Roundy's OrganicsMilwaukee, WI0
Marketside (Walmart)Bentonville, AR0
Nature's Place (Delhaize)Salisbury, NC0
Earth's Pride (BJ's Wholesale)Westborough, MA0
Nature's PromiseCarlisle, PA0
Wegman'sRochester, NY0
Sprouts MarketPhoenix, AZ0
Fresh MarketGreensboro, NC0
Purely Organic (Tesco)California0
Judy's Family Farm (Petaluma)Petaluma, CA0
Nature's BasketCarlisle, PA0
Rocky Mountain Eggs (Nucal Foods)Wellington, CO0
Trader Joe'sMonrovia, CA0
Farmer's Harvest (CCF Brands)Rogers, AR0
EcoMealBrooklyn, NY0
Farmhouse Eggs (Cal-Maine)Jackson, MS0
Full Circle (Topco)Elk Grove, IL0
Dutch FarmsChicago, IL0
Contented Hen (Mid-States Specialty Eggs)Knob Noster, MO0
Eagle Springs OrganicsSilt, CO0

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