Apricot Lane Farms

Rating
Farm/Brand HeadquartersMoorpark, CA
WebsiteNone/Unknown
Market AreaCalifornia
Total Score1100

Though this brand has not yet participated in Cornucopia’s survey, our investigation show that this is likely an authentic pasture-based farm with legitimate outdoor access. We encourage customers of this brand to ask that they participate fully to provide further transparency.

Apricot Lane Farms is also being investigated right now as they may not hold a certificate for eggs, though the rest of their diversified farm appears to be certified organic.

CriteriaPointsComment
TOTAL (possible score is 2600) 1100
3-Egg Rating | Very Good
Family farms and farmer cooperatives that market their own eggs receive the most points. Corporations that do not produce any eggs receive the fewest points.
Ownership Structure
100Single family farm
Flocks of 500 birds or fewer receive the most points based on Animal Welfare Approved standards.
Average Flock Size
100Small flock sizes
Single henhouses receive the most points.
Single or Double Henhouses
100Mobile housing/single
Animal Welfare Approved and Biodynamic certifications receive the most bonus points. Producers are not penalized for not having additional certifications beyond organic.
Other Certifications (bonus points)
50May also be certified bio-dynamic
Points determined by integrity of the brand’s organic certifier.
Organic Certifier
75CCOF
Farms that are 100% certified organic receive the most points, farms/brands that are split conventional and organic receive fewer points.
Commitment to Organics
0Appears commited to organic principles
More than 1.8 square feet per bird receives the most points, less than 1.2 square feet receives the fewest.
Indoor Space per Bird
0Unable to confirm
Farms with perches, scratching areas and deep litter or year round pasture receive the most points.
Indoor Enrichments
0Unable to confirm
Farms that freshen litter weekly receive the most points.
Litter Management
0Unable to confirm
Farms that ensure birds have ample access to outdoors during daylight hours receive the most points.
Natural Light
100Good natural light (legitimate outdoor access)
Farms that ensure 108 square feet per bird or more outdoors receive the most points.
Outdoor Space per Bird
100Legitimate outdoor access
Farms that ensure birds are in mobile housing or 1 large door per 75 birds receive the most points.
Popholes/Exit to the Outdoors
100Mobile coops allow every bird to access outdoors
Farms that ensure birds have access to feed, water and shade outdoors receive the most points.
Outdoor Enrichments
100Investigation shows (legitimate outdoor access
Farms that can ensure outdoor access year round or those that only confine birds during inclement weather receive the most points.
Outdoor Space Exemptions
0Unable to confirm
Farms that use mobile housing rotated on pasture every 1-2 days or weekly receive the most points.
Outdoor Management System
50Likely biodynamic practices
Farms that recycle chicken manure on the farm, using it for fertilizer, without causing nutrient pollution, receive the most points.
Manure Handling System
50Likely biodynamic practices
Farms that never force molting receive the most points.
Forced Molting
100No forced molting
Farms that never trim or tip beaks receive the most points.
Beak Trimming
0Unable to confirm
Farms where hens live an average of 3+ years or 1.6-3 years receive the most points.
Laying Hen Lifespan
0Unable to confirm
Farms where spent hens die a natural death, are sold for meat, or are processed and sold for human consumption, receive the most points.
Use of Spent Hens
0Unable to confirm
Farms where the death loss rate of hens is less than 3% annually receive the most points.
Death Loss Rate
0Unable to confirm
Farms that breed and incubate their own chicks, or raise their own pullets, receive the most points.
Pullets
0Unable to confirm
Farms that allow pullets access to the outdoors within the first 6 weeks of life, or within 6-10 weeks, receive the most points.
Pullet Access to Outdoors
50Likely early
Farms where all feed is produced on the farm receive the most points.
Feed Produced on Farm
0Unable to confirm
Farms where 100% of the feed is grown in the US or Canada receive the most points.
US Grown Feed
0Unable to confirm
No points are given for this but the information may be useful to certain consumers looking to avoid soy.
Soy in Feed
0Soy free
Farms that do not feed synthetic amino acids receive the most points.
Synthetic Amino Acids
0Unable to confirm
Farms that participated in Cornucopia’s research providing full transparency receive the most points.
Disclosure Rate
25Did not participate, transparent with consumers