Sublime Organics

Rating
Product offeringsRetail cuts
Websitewww.sublimeorganicsllc.com
Market areaFarm direct, locally in OR, CSA
LocationSublimity, OR
Specialty labels100% grass fed, diversified
Participated in Survey?Yes
Total Score965

Sublime Organics, LLC is a diversified organic farm that sells their products at farmers markets, a CSA, and local stores and restaurants.

They say: “We raise Muskovy ducks for meat and eggs, and Boer goats, Katahdin sheep, and grass-fed beef for high-quality meat. Our goal is to raise livestock in a humane and ecologically sustainable manner and add diversity to our farming practices while supporting biodynamic principles.”

CriteriaPointsComment
TOTAL (possible score is 1100) 965
5-Steak
Farms that participated in Cornucopia’s research providing full transparency receive the most points.
Transparency and Disclosure
100Superb transparency
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
100Family farm/ranch
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
100Single farm/ranch 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
100Only produces organic beef
This category is non-scoring and provided for information purposes.
Organic Certifier
OTCO
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
0None
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
100Finished on pasture, 100% grass fed, monitors vegetation health
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
100100% pasture raised, low stocking rate, rotational grazing
Brands that closely monitor and manage for health of soil, native species, and water quality receive the most points.
Environmental Stewardship
90Monitors health of soil and biodiversity. Sometimes grazes around riparian areas when water is not present. Does not use public lands
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
8575% of feed grown on-site, local suppliers confirmed
Lower cull and death rates recieve more points.
Cull and Death Rates
100Rates less than 5% annually
More points are given for greater frequency of contact and close management with cattle and closed herds.
Oversight
90Close oversight of daily farm; buys organic replacement cattle (not 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
0None