BrandRatingProduct offeringsMarket areaLocationParticipated in Survey?Score
5-SteakThis category of producers represents the “gold standard” in beef production. Producers in this top tier manage diverse, small-to-medium-scale family farms. They emphasize well-managed pasture, animal welfare, and land stewardship. Pasture and other forage makes up all or the majority of their animals’ feed and they are not finished in confinement.
Red Hoof FarmRetail cuts, organs, groundLocally in WI, Locally in MN, farm direct, deliveryPort Wing, WIYes1105
Eight Mile Creek FarmRetail cuts, groundFarm direct, CSA, onlineWesterlo, NYYes1100
Alderspring RanchRetail cuts, jerky, wholesale, hot dogsOnline, shippedMay, IDYes1100
Engelbert FarmsRetail cuts, veal, ground, half, quarterLocally in NY, locally in PA, online, farm directNichols, NYYes1090
Misty Brook FarmRetail cuts, vealUnknownAlbion, MEYes1090
Wheatfield Hill BeefRetail cuts, ground, organsLocally in WI, farmers market, farm directDurand, WIYes1090
Nick's Organic FarmRetail cutsLocally in Adamstown, MD, farm directAdamstown, MDYes1085
Leafy Creek FarmRetail cuts, ground, whole, half, quarterOnline, locally in TXComanche County, TXYes1085
Full Circle Community FarmRetail cuts, ground, whole, halfLocally in WI, farm store, onlineSeymour, WIYes1080
Windy N RanchRetail cutsFarm directEllensburg, WAYes1080
Sublime OrganicsRetail cutsFarm direct, locally in OR, CSASublimity, ORYes1065
Pu'u O Hoku RanchRetail cuts, venisonLocally in HI, farm directKaunakakai, HIYes1060
Williams Farm OrganicWhole, half, quartersFarm directStorm Lake, IAYes1045
Deck Family Farm (Friends Farm)Retail cuts, groundFarm direct, CSAJunction City, ORYes1030
Alden Hills Organic FarmsRetail cuts, sausagesOnline, IL, WI, farm directWalworth, WIYes1025
Ayrshire FarmRetail cuts, pet food, wholesaleLocally in VA and MAUpperville, VAYes1015
Plaisance RanchRetail cuts, beef bacon, hot dogs, jerkyLocally in ORWilliams, ORYes985
NFR BeefRetail cutsUnknownFallon, NVYes980
Prairie Grazed MeatsRetail cuts, ground, sausageOnline, MTHavre, MTYes960
Panorama OrganicRetail cuts, groundNationwide, online, Whole Foods MarketsWestminster, COYes950
Lost Coast RanchRetail cuts, whole, halfOnlinePetrolia, CAYes950
4-SteakProducers in this category provide ample pasture for their animals, make a definitive effort to encourage natural behaviors, and make land stewardship efforts.
Thousand HillsRetail cuts, groundNationwideBecker, MNYes920
Lifeline FarmRetail cutsLocally in MTVictor, MTNo865
Seven Seeds Organic FarmRetail cuts, ground, sausage, organs, bonesFarm direct, locally in WI, shippedSpring Green, WINo795
Starry Nights FarmWhole, half, quarter, groundOnlineBurlington, WINo795
King's Crown Organic FarmRetail cuts, groundLocally in ID, farm directKing Hill, IDNo780
Cosmic Apple GardensRetail cuts, organs, groundLocally in ID, CSAVictor, IDNo775
Cross Island FarmsRetail cuts, whole, half, quarterFarm directWellesley Island, NYNo775
Hawthorne Valley Farm And CreameryRetail cutsLocally in NY, farm directGhent, NYNo770
Saint John's Organic FarmRetail cuts, whole, halfFarm direct, CSA, locally in IDEmmett, IDNo755
Sugar Hill FarmWhole, half, retail cutsFarm directSaint Marys, PANo750
Eel River Organic BeefRetail cuts, groundLocally in CAHydesville, CAPartial730
BlueLoon FarmRetail cutsFarm direct, OHWest Salem, OHNo730
McCluskey Brothers Organic Farms (Shillelagh Glen Farms)Retail cuts, gound, bonesLocally in WI, online, shipped, farm directHill Point, WINo715
Star Walker Organic FarmRetail cuts, jerky, groundOnlineFort Jones, CANo700
Dutch MeadowsRetail cutsFarm direct, onlineParadise, PANo690
Harvest Moon OrganicsRetail cuts, groundLocally in WI, farm directLa Crosse, WINo690
Cannon Hill FarmRetail cuts, groundLocally in VAMount Jackson, VANo690
Elixir FarmRetail cutsLocally in AR and MOBrixey, MONo680
Keune Organic MeatsRetail cuts, whole, half, quarterFarm direct, locally in WISeymour, WINo680
Winter Green FarmRetail cutsFarm direct, CSANoti, OregonNo680
Coulter FarmsRetail cuts, groundLocally in PA, onlineHoney Grove, PANo675
Tide Mill Organic FarmRetail cuts, groundLocally in ME, farm directEdmunds, MENo670
Doolittle FarmRetail cuts, ground, organsFarm direct, onlineShoreham, VTYes665
DreamfarmWhole, half, quarterFarm directCross Plains, WINo665
Longest Acres FarmRetail cutsDelivery in VT and MA, farm direct, meat boxesChelsea, VTNo665
Scott River RanchRetail cuts, ground, dry agedFarm direct, shipped, locally in CAEtna, CANo665
Badger Brook MeatsRetail cuts, organs, bonesLocally in VT, farm directDanville, VTNo665
3-SteakThree-cow rated brands failed to answer some or all of our questions about their practices, however they are considered likely to be highly rated (4 or 5) had they done so. Most of these brands are confirmed to meet or exceed the minimum bar set by the organic standards.
Squier Family FarmRetail cuts, groundFarm direct, CSAMiddletown Springs, VTNo660
Bittersweet FarmUnknownLocally in NYHeuvelton, NYNo655
White Barn FarmRetail cuts, groundFarm directKinsman, OHNo650
John's Farm & Cattle Tracks BeefRetail cuts, whole, half, quarterLocally in OK, farm directFairview, OKNo650
Skagit River RanchHalf, quarter, retail cutsLocally in WA, farm directSedro Woolley, WANo650
Spring Creek FarmsRetail cuts, ground, halvesFarm directWernersville, PANo650
Trail's End Organic FarmWhole, half, quarterLocally in IL, deliveryPutnam, ILNo645
Emerald Valley Farm (Hamilton Heights Farm)Retail cuts, ground, vealLocally in PANewville, PANo630
Farm On WheelsRetail cuts, groundLocally in MN, farm storeKenyon, MNNo630
Freedom Food FarmRetail cutsLocally in MA, CSA, WIC/SNAPRaynham, MANo630
Grassfat FarmRetail cutsLocally in SC, subscription boxHodges, SCNo630
Mint Creek FarmWholesale, quarter, bulkLocally in IL, farm direct, CSACabery, ILNo620
Century HillsGroundLocally in MNHastings, MNNo615
Cobblestone Valley FarmRetail cuts, sausages, whole, half, quarter, groundOnline, locally in NYPreble, NYNo615
Pautauwak FarmsRetail cuts, whole, halfOnline, farm directAlma Center, WINo605
Carversville Farm FoundationRetail cuts, groundLocally in PAMechanicsville, PANo605
Finch Family FarmRetail cutsLocally in NYSouth New Berlin, NYNo600
M6 RanchRetail cuts, groundFarm direct, onlineCouch, MONo595
Skiyou RanchWhole, half, quarterLocally in WA, farm directSedro Woolley, WANo590
Hu-Hill Farm LLCRetail cuts, groundFarm directFort Plain, NYNo590
White Thunder OrganicsRetail cuts, groundUnknownWood, SDNo585
Wholly Cow FarmsBulk, retail cuts, groundLocally in AR, farm directJudsonia, ARNo585
Tangled Bank FarmRetail cuts, ground, vealFarm direct, locally in MNWabasha, MNNo580
High Ridge Meadows FarmWhole, half, ground, retail cuts, organs, bonesFarm directEast Randolph, VTNo580
Stony Pond FarmRetail cuts, groundLocally in VTFairfield, VTNo575
Shady Side FarmRetail cuts, ground, bonesFarm direct, online, locally in MIHolland, MINo575
Flying Dog FarmRetail cuts, ground, hot dogsCSA, farm direct, locally in VTSouth Royalton, VTNo575
Simon Certified Organic Family FarmRetail cuts, sausage, hot dogs, ground, vealOnline, locally in OHEast Sparta, OHNo575
Stemple Creek RanchRetail cuts, bones, ground, hot dogs, organ meatsLocally in CA, onlineTomales, CANo565
Luna Bleu FarmRetail cuts, whole, bonesLocally in VT, CSA, onlineSouth Royalton, VTNo550
Reedy Fork FarmRetail cuts, organs, groundLocally in NC, farm directElon, NCNo545
Profeta FarmsRetail cuts, groundLocally in NJReadington, NJNo545
Harmony Valley FarmRetail cuts, whole, half, customLocally in MN, subscription boxViroqua, WINo545
Graham's OrganicsRetail cuts, whole, halfFarm direct, locally in MIRosebush, MINo530
Dobson DairyRetail cutsFarm directStatesville, NCNo525
Apple Creek Farm LLCRetail cutsMaine, farmers market, CSA, onlineBowdoinham, MENo520
Manna FarmRetail cutsFarm directFarmdale, OHNo520
Green Alchemy FarmWhole, half, quarter, organsFarm directKutztown, PANo515
Potters Brook RanchWhole, half, quarterUnknownLitchfield, MENo505
Hanappe RanchHalves, quartersOnline, locally in MN, subscription boxNorthfield, MNNo505
Seifarm Grassfed BeefHalf, quarterFarm directOconto Falls, WINo500
King Hill FarmHalf, quarterLocally in ME, CSAPenobscot, MENo490
Organic Prairie (CROPP)Retail cuts, ground, hot dogs, sausageNationwideLa Farge, WINo490
Singing Cedars FarmsteadRetail cuts, groundLocally in VTOrwell, VTNo490
Five Star FarmRetail cuts, whole, half, liveFarm directOakville, WANo485
Two Loons FarmVeal, half, retail cutsFarm direct, locally in MESouth China, MENo485
Kiowa Valley OrganicsWholesale, retail cuts, groundLocally in CORoggen, CONo480
Hemlock Ridge FarmRetail cuts, ground, whole, halfFarm directAvoca, NYNo480
Hidden Acres OrganicsRetail cuts, groundFarm directLynden, WANo480
Sweet Grass DairyRetail cuts, organs, quarters, sausages, hot dogs, jerky, groundUnknownThomasville, GANo475
Seibel's Organic MeatsRetail cuts, groundFarm directBloomer, WINo475
Eakle EnterprisesWhole, half, quarterFarm directTremonton, UTNo475
Mountain Meadow FarmRetail cuts, wholesaleNortheastStudbury, VTNo470
Wettstein Organic FarmRetail cuts, ground, sausagesFarm directCarlock, ILNo470
Arabeth FarmRetail cutsUnknownJordanville, NYNo470
The Larson FarmVeal, whole, halfFarm directWells, VTNo470
Brookfield FarmRetail cutsLocally in NH, CSAWalpole, NHNo465
Oreganic Beef Co (Rocker 3 Ranch)Retail cuts, groundNationwide, onlineMadras, ORNo465
Providence FarmsRetail cuts, ground, whole, halfOnline, delivery, locally in INFairbanks, INNo465
Adams Homestead FarmRetail cutsOnline, MaineBowdoin, MENo460
Baese Family FarmRetail cuts, organs, groundLocally in MIElsie, MINo460
Elmwood Stock FarmRetail cuts, ground, organs, sausagesLocally in KY, online, CSAGeorgetown, KYNo450
Wormell FarmsRetail cuts, groundFarm direct, CSACumberland, MENo450
Pleasant River FarmsRetail cuts, whole, half, quarterLocally in MEBethel, MENo450
Glaser Organic BeefRetail cutsFarm direct, onlineSpalding, NENo445
2-SteakThese are operations that were less transparent to the public and Cornucopia, meaning it is difficult to confirm their practices. These brands may have outstanding questions or concerns regarding their practices and possibly their compliance with USDA organic regulations.
Parrott's Organic Farm & LivestockRetail cuts, groundFarm directTwin Falls, IDNo435
PnD Organic BeefHalf, quarter, retail cutsFarm directChehalis, WANo435
Windecker's Grassy Knoll BeefRetail cuts, halves, quarters, bulkUnknownFrankfort, NYNo430
Mesman FarmRetail cuts, ground, hot dogs, bonesFarm directMt Vernon, WANo425
Grassway OrganicsRetail cuts, whole, halfLocally in WI, onlineEast Troy, WINo425
Odermann OrganicsWhole, half, retail cuts, groundLocally in NDBelfield, NDNo425
Rose Ridge FarmRetail cuts, groundFarm directWaynesburg, OHNo420
Bossie's Best (VB Farms)Retail cuts, whole, halfLocally in VTBarnard, VTNo410
Prairie Pastured Beef (Flaig Family Farm)Retail cuts, groundFarm directJunction City, WINo410
Walnut Creek Organic RanchWhole, halfOnlineDeWeese, NENo410
Hickory Nut Gap FarmRetail cuts, jerky, groundCSA, wholesaleFairview, NCNo405
Gibson FarmsRetail cuts, wholeLocally in SC, farm directWestminster, SCNo405
Montana Better BeefRetail cuts, groundLocally in MT, farm directKila, MTNo400
Kerith Brook FarmRetail cuts, whole, half, quarterFarm directKutztown, PANo400
Mount Airy FarmsRetail cuts, whole, half, quarterFarm direct, locally in VAUpperville, VANo400
B Bar BeefRetail cuts, ground, sausage, jerkyNationwide, onlineEmigrant, MTNo400
Avenales Cattle Co.Retail cutsUnknownShandon, CANo400
Good Earth FarmsRetail cuts, whole, half, groundFarm direct, online, shippedMilladore, WINo390
Snake Hill FarmWhole, half, quarter, retail cutsLocally in OH, farm directChagrin Falls, OHNo390
The Selkirk RanchWhole, half, quarter, groundFarm directSandpoint, IDNo380
Hill High Dairy (Moo Products)Retail cutsFarm directStandish, MINo375
McKnight FarmRetail cutsFarm directEast Montpelier, VTNo375
Mcalpine RanchRetail cuts, groundLocally in MTValier, MTNo375
Miess Organic Beef FarmUnknownFarm directDodgeville, WINo375
Medow Farms OrganicRetail cuts, whole, half, quarterLocally in WI, farm directWabeno, WINo375
Stein's OrganicsRetail cuts, groundLocally in WI, online, farm directEttrick, WINo370
Brook Ridge FarmRetail cuts, whole, halvesFarm directLyman, MENo370
Starr Valley FarmEighthFarm directLeechburg, PANo370
SZ RanchRetail cutsLocally in CACuyama, CANo370
Valley View DairyHalf, quarterFarm directMaple Lake, MNNo350
Winsome Farm OrganicsRetail cutsLocally in NH, farm directPiermont, NHNo345
C2 Cattle CoRetail cutsUnknownEagle Point, ORNo345
BF&E Organics (Boughan Farms & Enterprise)Bulk, whole, halves, quartersLocally in MINorth Branch and Clifford, MINo335
Aspen Island LLCWhole, half, quarterOnline, Montana Billings areaLavina, MTNo330
Rocky Ridge Organic Dairy FarmGroundFarm directLitchfield, MENo310
Ulrich FarmRetail cuts, groundFarm direct, CSAMillington, MINo290
Belcampo ButcheryRetail cutsCalifornia, resturantsYreka, CANo280
Snowball Ranch OrganicsWhole, halfFarm directEureka, NVNo270
Cantagree FarmsUnknownUnknownmendon, UTNo260
A.T. RanchUnknownMontanaCascade, MTNo250
Robinson FarmRetail cuts, vealFarm directHardwick, MANo230
Dirksen Organic BeefRetail cuts, groundLocally in SD, farm directConde, SDNo230
Sandy Plains FarmGroundFarm direct, locally in MNBelgrade, MNNo230
Country Pleasures FarmUnknownLocally in MD, curbsideMiddletown, MDNo230
Danda FarmsRetail cuts, sausage, hot dogsFarm directManheim, PANo230
C. R. Farms LLCWhole, halfLocally in VABrandy Station, VANo230
Cold Springs RanchUnknownLocally in MTBozeman, MTNo230
Bowman Road FarmWhole, half, quarters, ground, hot dogsLocally in KS, farm directHome, KSNo160
1-SteakBrands in this category are suspected of being, or sourcing from, what we would describe as "factory farms." These brands are better than factory farmed conventional beef, but are at the bottom of the ratings among organic brands.
Strauss Brands Organic MeatsRetail cuts, ground, vealNationwideUnknownNo140
Greensbury MarketRetail cutsOnlineNew York, NYNo110
Raise AmericanRetail cutsNationwideGordon, NENo100
Verde FarmsRetail cuts, ground, sausages, wholesaleNationwide, onlineWoburn, MANo30
Whole FoodsRetail cuts, ground, sausagesNationwideAustin, TXNo0
Burelli FarmRetail cuts, vealLocally in VTBerlin, VTNo0
Simply Nature (Aldi)Retail cutsNationwideBatavia, ILNo0
Simply Truth (Kroger)Retail cutsNationwideCincinnati, OHNo0
ApplegateSausagesNationwideAustin, MNNo0
Meyer Natural FoodsRetail cuts, groundNationwideLoveland, CONo0
American Custom MeatsUnknownUnknownTracey, CANo0
Daniel's Gourmet Meats & SausagesSausagesUnknownBozeman, MTNo0
Blackwing MeatsRetail cuts, wholesale, bisonOnlineAntioch, ILNo0
Azure Standard (DBA of Azure Farms, Inc.)Retail cuts, buffalo, elkNationwide, onlineMoro, ORNo0
O Organics (Safeway)Retail cuts, groundNationwide, onlineNo0
Laura's LeanJerky, groundOnline, SouthLexington, KYNo0
Cedar Acre Organic FarmsRetail cutsLocally in VTWest Haven, VTNo0
WegmansRetail cuts, groundNationwideRochester, NYNo0

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