Brand NameRatingFarm/Brand HeadquartersProductsMarket AreaScore
5-Bird Rating | Top-RatedThis category of producers represents the “gold standard” in poultry production. Producers in this top tier manage diverse, small-to-medium-scale family farms.
Kingbird FarmBerkshire, NYChicken, duck, soy freeNew York, on farm1780
Nick's Organic FarmPotomac, MDChicken, turkeyMaryland1730
Eight Mile Creek FarmWesterlo, NYChicken, turkeyNew York1695
Many Hands Organic FarmBarre, MAChicken, turkey, soy freeOn farm, Massachusetts1655
Hershberger Heritage FarmSellersville, PAChicken, turkeySoutheastern PA1580
Greener Pastures ChickenAustin, TXChickenTexas, direct sale1580
4-Bird Rating | ExcellentProducers in this category provide ample pasture for their animals and make a credible effort to encourage natural behaviors.
Bell & Evans (Farmer's Pride)Fredericksburg, PAChicken, processed meatNationwide1240
Farmer Focus (Shenandoah Valley Organic)Harrisonburg, VAChickenEast coast, midwest1230
Mary's Organic Chicken (Pitman Family Farms)Sanger, CAChicken, turkey, duckNationwide1205
Diestel Turkey RanchSonora, CATurkeyNationwide1175
Bilinski Sausage Manufacturing Co. (Schonwetter Enterprises)Cohoes, NYChicken, processed meat, sausageNationwide1145
3-Bird Rating | Very GoodThree-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-chicken) had they done so.
Tide Mill Organic FarmEdmunds, MEChicken, turkey, processed meatNortheast940
Our Table Farm CooperativeSherwood, ORChickenOregon765
Good Earth FarmsMilladore, WIChicken, soy freeWisconsin, online760
Applegate Farms (Hormel Foods)Bridgewater, NJChicken, turkeyNationwide755
Blackwing (Blackwing Organic Meats)Antioch, ILChicken, turkey, ostrichNationwide735
Organic Prairie (Organic Valley)La Farge, WIChickenNationwide735
2-Bird Rating | FairCornucopia recommends caution with store brands and other brands falling under this category, as it is impossible to know if the brand sources from a highly rated farm or a factory farm.
Ayrshire FarmsUpperville, VAChicken, turkey, pet foodVirginia570
Full Moon FarmHinesburg, VTChickenVermont570
D'ArtagnanUnion, NJChicken, turkey, duckEast Coast505
Blue Yonder Organic FarmNorth Salem, INChicken, turkey, duckIndiana420
Aurora Valley PoultryTualatin, ORChicken, turkeyOregon420
1-Bird Rating | PoorBrands in this category are suspected of being, or sourcing from, what we would describe as "factory farms." These brands are better than conventional poultry, but are at the bottom of the ratings among organic brands.
Rocky Mountain Custom Cuts (Pitman Family Farms)Powell, WYChickenOnline320
Fulton Valley Farms (Pitman Family Farms)Sanger, CAChickenNationwide320
Pine Manor Farms (Amish Country Poultry)Orland, INChickenNationwide230
Miller Poultry (Amish County Poultry)Orland, INChickenNationwide230
Wise Organic Pastures (Wise-Glatt Organics/Glatt Organic LCC)Brooklyn, NYChicken, turkey, kosher, duckOnline60
New Seasons Market (Good Food Holdings/E-Mart)Portland, ORChicken, turkeyOregon, Washington30
BF&E Organics (Boughan Farms & Enterprise)Clifford, MIChicken, soy freeMichigan0
Sonoma Red (Petaluma Poultry/Perdue)Petaluma, CAChickenNationwide0
HEB Organics (Perdue)Austin, TXChicken, processed meatSouth0
Just Bare Chicken (Pilgrim’s Pride Corp.)St. Cloud, MNChicken, processed meatNationwide0
Nature's Rancher (Pederson’s Natural Farms)Hamilton, TXChicken, turkey, quailNationwide0
Central Market Organics (Petaluma Poultry/Perdue)Petaluma, CAChickenNationwide0
Original Brat Hans (Perdue)Golden, COChicken, processed meatNationwide0
Nature Raised Farms (Tyson Chicken)Springdale, ARChickenNationwide0
Wild PlanetMcKinleyville, CACanned chicken, processed meatNationwide0
Draper Valley Farms (Perdue)Salisbury, MDChickenNationwide0
Purdue HarvestlandSalisbury, MDChickenNationwide0
Greenwise (Publix)Lakeland, FLChickenNationwide0
Azure Husbandry Chickens (Azure Organic Farms)Dufur, ORChickenUnknown0
Hudson Valley ChickenFerndale, NYChickenUnknown0
NorthStar BisonCameron, WIChicken, turkey, soy freeOnline0
Nature's Promise (Ahold)Landover, MDChicken0
Aidells (Tyson)San Leandro, CAChicken, processed meatNationwide0
FreeBird (Hain Pure Protein)Fredericksburg, PAChickenNationwide0
Simple Truth (Kroger)Cincinnati, OHChicken, turkeyNationwide0
Smart Chicken (Tecumseh Poultry/Tyson)Waverly, NEChickenNationwide0
Roxy The Organic Chicken (Draper Valley Farms/Perdue)Mount Vernon, WAChickenNationwide0
Tecumseh Farms Organic (Tecumseh Poultry/Tyson)Waverly, NEChicken, processed meatNationwide0
SproutsPhoenix, AZChickenCA, AZ, NV, PA, WA, SC0
Trader JoesMonrovia, CAChicken, turkey, processed meatNationwide0
Raley'sWest Sacramento, CAChickenNationwide0
Coleman Organics (Purdue)Golden, COChickenNationwide0
Empire Kosher (Hain Pure Protein)Selinsgrove, PAChicken, turkey, kosherNationwide0
O Organics (Safeway/Lucerne Foods)Boise, IDChicken, turkeyNationwide0
Rosie Organic Chicken (Petaluma Poultry/Perdue)Petaluma, CAChickenNationwide0
Koch's Turkey (Koch's Turkey Farms)Tamaqua, PATurkeyNationwide0
WegmansRochester, NYChicken0
Foster FarmsLivingston, CAChicken, turkeyNationwide0
Birdsboro Kosher FarmsBirdsboro, PAChickenNationwide0
Kirkland Signature (CostCo)Seattle, WAChicken, turkey, processed meatNationwide0
365 Organic (Whole Foods/Amazon)Austin, TXChicken, turkey, processed meatNationwide0
Plainville FarmsPlainville, NYChicken, turkeyNationwide0
Thrive MarketMarina del ReyChickenNationwide0

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