Graham’s Organics

Product offeringsRetail cuts, whole, half
Market areaFarm direct, locally in MI
LocationRosebush, MI
Participated in Survey?No
Total Score530

This brand did not participate in Cornucopia’s survey. Graham’s Organics also goes by the names Graham Farms & Graham’s Organic Meats & Processing.

They say: “At Graham’s Organics, we believe in the importance of healthy, organic meat. Whether it’s organic chicken feed to create the best tasting meat/eggs, or sirloin steak from one of our Black Angus grass fed cattle, we put in the required time and effort to make each Graham’s product the best. We are proud to offer our own purebred Angus Beef, and Fresh Organic Feed. In addition, we now offer chicken and pork from trusted local organic-farming partners, as well as delicious, made on-site, pork products like bacon and sausages.”

Cornucopia’s investigation found some information about this brand and associated farming practices, but was not able to confirm everything due to the brand owners not participating in our survey. If you are familiar with this brand we encourage you contact the brand owners and ask for them to participate in Cornucopia’s research.

TOTAL (possible score is 1100) 530
Farms that participated in Cornucopia’s research providing full transparency receive the most points.
Transparency and Disclosure
50Did not participate; investigation found some information
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
75Farmstead with likely close oversight
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
75Did not participate but likely single farm source
Farms that are 100% certified organic receive the most points, farms/brands that are split conventional and organic receive fewer points.
Commitment to Organics
75Appears very committed to organic label
This category is non-scoring and provided for information purposes.
Organic Certifier
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
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
70100% grass fed, likely finished on pasture
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
40Meeting minimum requirements for pasture care
Brands that closely monitor and manage for health of soil, native species, and water quality receive the most points.
Environmental Stewardship
20Some evidence of good land stewardship
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
75Also produces organic animal feed; feed produced on-site
Lower cull and death rates recieve more points.
Cull and Death Rates
More points are given for greater frequency of contact and close management with cattle and closed herds.
50Some evidence of good oversight, unknown if closed herd
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