Elmwood Stock Farm

Farm/Brand HeadquartersGeorgetown, KY
Market AreaKY
Total Score1070

This brand did not participate in Cornucopia’s survey or participate in Cornucopia’s investigation. While some information was found about this brand’s practices, we could not confirm everything.

If you are a customer of this brand, we encourage you contact the brand owners and ask them to participate fully in Cornucopia’s research. We always want the most accurate and up-to-date information on our scorecards, and consumers play an important role by demanding transparency from their food suppliers.

They say on their website: “Elmwood Stock Farm is a sixth-generation family farm situated on 550 acres just outside Georgetown, Kentucky. A USDA certified organic operation, Elmwood Stock Farm produces wholesome vegetables, fruits, pantry items, pasture-raised poultry and pork, and grass-fed, grass-finished beef and lamb for direct sales to customers through the CSA Farm Share and online store, as well as for wholesale and restaurant accounts.”

TOTAL (possible score is 1700) 1070
Brands that have close daily control over their egg production receive the most points.
Ownership Structure
100Daily, hands-on interaction with the laying hens and farm business. Usually a single farm that produces all eggs sold
Brands that only produce organic products make the biggest investments — in time and money — in systems that benefit us all. Eggs sourced from a single operation receive the most points. Eggs of unclear origins and/or with poor oversight receives the fewest points.
Commitment to Organic Label
100The majority of the single farm is organic certified
Additional certifications, depending on the credibility of the label, can demonstrate a commitment beyond the organic standards.
Other Labels and Standards
Smaller flock sizes (the number of laying hens per housing structure) offer better animal welfare conditions.
Flock Size(s)
80Unknown, but likely has flocks of 1,000 birds or less
The best housing offers space for natural behaviors and legitimate access to the outdoors through adequate exits.
Hen Housing and Exit Areas
100Mobile coops with ample outdoor access
Adequate indoor spacing reduces stress and disease. With less crowding, birds can stretch their wings and more easily perform other natural behaviors.
Indoor Spacing
100Excellent indoor spacing due to mobile coops
High scoring brands provide enough space to allow each hen to fully utilize their outdoor area, and to perform instinctive behaviors without harming the environment.
Outdoor Spacing
100Excellent outdoor spacing due to mobile coops
High quality outdoor access includes vegetation, soil, and ample opportunities to forage year-round.
Quality of Outdoor Access
80Excellent outdoor access and pasture quality likely
Birds that are introduced to the outdoors early are more accustomed to spending time outdoors without fear or stress.
Outdoor Access Timing
20Pullets likely get access by 22 weeks
Year-round access to perches, scratching areas, deep litter, novel foodstuffs, and dust bathing contribute to quality of life.
100Legitimate outdoor access and mobile coops, excellent enrichment
Chickens use their beaks to interact with the world. Authentic organic farmers account for this behavior, eschewing beak trimming.
60Hens appear to be beak tipped, likely at hatchery
Raising chicks on farm or buying them from certified organic hatcheries shows dedication to organic production from start to finish.
Chicks and Pullets
0Unknown chick sourcing
Brands that have low rates of deaths and utilize their spent hens for human consumption or similar score the highest.
Deaths, Culls, and Spent Hens
Brands that closely monitor and manage health of soil, native species, and water quality receive the most points.
Environmental Impacts
75Diversified farm with rotated pasture
Feed Sourcing0Unknown
Brands that score well here go above and beyond to ensure the highest animal welfare, taking into consideration their hens’ safety and cleanliness, natural behavior, and stress levels.
Animal Welfare
80Likely excellent animal welfare
Cornucopia believes you have a right to transparency. Top brands share information with Cornucopia via a survey and cooperate with our own independent investigations.
75Did not partcipate but some info could be found
Brands do not receive points, but this information is offered for people with soy and/or gluten allergies.
Soy free and/or gluten free?
No answer/information not confirmed
Brands do not receive points, but are invited to submit the name of their Accredited Organic Certifier (suppliers may have different certifiers).
Organic Certifier (non-scoring)
Kentucky Department of Agriculture.
Extra credit is offered for various practices that go above-and-beyond in some form.
Extra Credit