Azure Standard (DBA of Azure Farms, Inc.)

Product offeringsRetail cuts, buffalo, elk
Market areaNationwide, online
LocationMoro, OR
Specialty labelsDistributor
Participated in Survey?No
Total Score0

This brand did not participate in Cornucopia’s survey. Azure Standard is a distributor for multiple brands and has multiple DBAs. They distribute for brands including Blackwing, Thousand Hills, Organic Prairie, Hardgrass, etc. This brand was not transparent in Cornucopia’s investigation.

They say: “From our 62,400 square-foot warehouse in Moro, Oregon, we send healthy food and products to individuals, buying clubs, stores, restaurants, and manufacturers in all the States but those in the far Northeast. (We’re planning to come your way sometime soon!) We’ve tried to make it easy for you to get all of your groceries in one place, knowing that each product is vetted for quality and healthfulness. Whether you’re looking for organic ice cream, specialty cheeses, bulk beans, or potato chips, you’ll find it here. We also sell nutritional supplements, health & beauty products, household necessities, animal feed & pet food, and gardening items. See a full overview of What We Sell.”

TOTAL (possible score is 1100) 0
Farms that participated in Cornucopia’s research providing full transparency receive the most points.
Transparency and Disclosure
0Did not participate
Family farms and farmer cooperatives that market their own beef receive the most points. Corporations that do not directly produce any beef receive the fewest points.
Ownership History
0Did not participate
Beef sourced from a single operation receives the most points. Beef of unclear origins and/or with poor oversight receives the fewest points.
Beef Supply
0Did not participate
Farms that are 100% certified organic receive the most points, farms/brands that are split conventional and organic receive fewer points.
Commitment to Organics
0Did not participate
This category is non-scoring and provided for information purposes.
Organic Certifier
0Did not participate
Animal Welfare Approved, Real Organic Project, and Biodynamic certifications receive the most bonus points. Producers are not penalized for not having additional certifications beyond organic.
Other Labels and Standards
0Did not participate
100% grass-fed and finished or cattle finished with site-grown supplement receives the most points. Cattle finished exclusively in a feedlot receive the fewest points.
Beef Finishing
0Did not participate
Points are awarded for quantity of time cattle are on pasture above and beyond what the USDA requires, and for the quality and care of the pasture.
Pasture and Grazing Management
0Did not participate
Brands that closely monitor and manage for health of soil, native species, and water quality receive the most points.
Environmental Stewardship
0Did not participate
Cattle finished on pasture or on feed that is grown on-farm or procured locally receive the most points. Feed of unknown origin, or known to be imported, receives the fewest points.
Feed Sourcing
0Did not participate
Lower cull and death rates recieve more points.
Cull and Death Rates
0Did not participate
More points are given for greater frequency of contact and close management with cattle and closed herds.
0Did not participate
Brands may receive extra credit for above and beyond transparency, or special practices not otherwise covered in the scorecard (see description for an explanation).
Extra credit