Luna Bleu Farm

Rating
Product offeringsRetail cuts, whole, bones
Websitewww.lunableufarm.org
Market areaLocally in VT, CSA, online
LocationSouth Royalton, VT
Specialty labelsGrass fed
Participated in Survey?No
Total Score450

This brand did not participate in Cornucopia’s survey. Luna Bleu Farm appears to acquire all their beef from their child’s enterprise, Flying Dog Farm. They sell ground organic beef under the Luna Bleu label. Luna Bleu remains a diversified farm raising vegetables, broiler chickens, and laying hens. Their beef products can be found at local farmers’ markets, including the Norwich Farmers’ Market.

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.

CriteriaPointsComment
TOTAL (possible score is 1100) 450
3-Steak
Farms that participated in Cornucopia’s research providing full transparency receive the most points.
Transparency and Disclosure
40Did not participate, some info found
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
75Small farm that sources beef from Flying Dog Farm
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
75Small farm that sources beef from Flying Dog Farm, a related farm
Farms that are 100% certified organic receive the most points, farms/brands that are split conventional and organic receive fewer points.
Commitment to Organics
90Brand appears committed to organic label, but cannot confirm
This category is non-scoring and provided for information purposes.
Organic Certifier
VOF
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
0Unknown
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
40Finished grass fed, but few details on beef finishing found
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
40Grazing management on Flying Dog Farm meets minimum requirements
Brands that closely monitor and manage for health of soil, native species, and water quality receive the most points.
Environmental Stewardship
0Unknown
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
50At least some produced on-site of supplier
Lower cull and death rates recieve more points.
Cull and Death Rates
0Unknown
More points are given for greater frequency of contact and close management with cattle and closed herds.
Oversight
40At least some oversight; supplier is related farm
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
0None