PCC Organic Eggs

Farm/Brand HeadquartersSeattle, WA
Market AreaWA
Total Score1385

PCC Community Markets eggs come from a known and closely-managed supplier that was also transparent in Cornucopia’s investigation.

TOTAL (possible score is 1700) 1385
Brands that have close daily control over their egg production receive the most points.
Ownership Structure
75PCC is a store brand that sources its eggs from a known supplier that is transparent with its practices
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
25PCC's supplier sells both conventional and organic products; most of the supplier's production is conventional and done on the same property
Additional certifications, depending on the credibility of the label, can demonstrate a commitment beyond the organic standards.
Other Labels and Standards
80Non-GMO project, Certified Humane, Salmon Safe
Smaller flock sizes (the number of laying hens per housing structure) offer better animal welfare conditions.
Flock Size(s)
75Flock sizes of 2,400 per mobile coop
The best housing offers space for natural behaviors and legitimate access to the outdoors through adequate exits.
Hen Housing and Exit Areas
100Large mobile coops
Adequate indoor spacing reduces stress and disease. With less crowding, birds can stretch their wings and more easily perform other natural behaviors.
Indoor Spacing
100Birds are in mobile coops, affording good space indoors
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
100Typically over 200 square feet per bird
High quality outdoor access includes vegetation, soil, and ample opportunities to forage year-round.
Quality of Outdoor Access
100Outdoor access is legitimate (no porches) with good vegetation, frequent rotations
Birds that are introduced to the outdoors early are more accustomed to spending time outdoors without fear or stress.
Outdoor Access Timing
10010 weeks, weather permitting
Year-round access to perches, scratching areas, deep litter, novel foodstuffs, and dust bathing contribute to quality of life.
75Some indoors and outdoors enrichments provided
Chickens use their beaks to interact with the world. Authentic organic farmers account for this behavior, eschewing beak trimming.
100Brand does not allow beak trimming
Raising chicks on farm or buying them from certified organic hatcheries shows dedication to organic production from start to finish.
Chicks and Pullets
80Brand purchases chicks to raise into pullets on-site
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
60Death rate below 5%, spent hens composted
Brands that closely monitor and manage health of soil, native species, and water quality receive the most points.
Environmental Impacts
90Manure is composted on-farm; pastures seeded with orchard, alfalfa, clover; pasture rotation based on soil quality; dogs used for predator protection; employees get regenerative ag training
Feed Sourcing50Obtains domestic, certified non-GMO feed from organic supplier that distributes locally
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
75Good animal welfare benchmark confirmed
Cornucopia believes you have a right to transparency. Top brands share information with Cornucopia via a survey and cooperate with our own independent investigations.
100PCC is fully transparent and encourages its suppliers to be transparent with Cornucopia's investigation
Brands do not receive points, but this information is offered for people with soy and/or gluten allergies.
Soy free and/or gluten free?
Gluten free, not soy free
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)
Oregon Tilth Certified Organic (OTCO)
Extra credit is offered for various practices that go above-and-beyond in some form.
Extra Credit