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.
Eight Mile Creek FarmWesterlo, NYChicken, turkeyNew York1795
Many Hands Organic FarmBarre, MAChicken, turkeyOn farm, Massachusetts1755
Nick's Organic FarmPotomac, MDChicken, turkeyMaryland1730
Wrong Direction FarmCanajoharie, NYChicken, turkeyNortheast, home delivery1710
Rockside RanchEtna, CAChicken, turkeyNorthern CA1695
Full Moon FarmHinesburg, VTChickenVermont1670
Greener Pastures ChickenAustin, TXChickenTexas, direct sale1620
Hershberger Heritage FarmSellersville, PAChicken, turkeySoutheastern PA1580
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
Diestel Turkey RanchSonora, CATurkeyNationwide1175
Bilinski Sausage Manufacturing Co. (Schonwetter Enterprises)Cohoes, NYChicken, processed meat, sausageNationwide1145
WegmansRochester, NYChickenNortheast1100
Mary's Organic Chicken (Pitman Family Farms)Sanger, CAChicken, turkey, duckNationwide1080
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
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.
Fulton Valley Farms (Pitman Family Farms)Sanger, CAChickenNationwide320
Miller Poultry (Amish County Poultry)Orland, INChickenNationwide230
Pine Manor Farms (Amish Country 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
Nature's Promise (Ahold)Landover, MDChicken0
Trader JoesMonrovia, CAChicken, turkey, processed meatNationwide0
Plainville FarmsPlainville, NYChicken, turkeyNationwide0
Hudson Valley ChickenFerndale, NYChickenUnknown0
Kirkland Signature (CostCo)Seattle, WAChicken, turkey, processed meatNationwide0
Koch's Turkey (Koch's Turkey Farms)Tamaqua, PATurkeyNationwide0
Greenwise (Publix)Lakeland, FLChickenNationwide0
BF&E Organics (Boughan Farms & Enterprise)Clifford, MIChicken, soy freeMichigan0
365 Organic (Whole Foods/Amazon)Austin, TXChicken, turkey, processed meatNationwide0
Just Bare Chicken (Pilgrim’s Pride Corp.)St. Cloud, MNChicken, processed meatNationwide0
Wild PlanetMcKinleyville, CACanned chicken, processed meatNationwide0
Azure Husbandry Chickens (Azure Organic Farms)Dufur, ORChickenUnknown0
Purdue HarvestlandSalisbury, MDChickenNationwide0
HEB Organics (Perdue)Austin, TXChicken, processed meatSouth0
Nature Raised Farms (Tyson Chicken)Springdale, ARChickenNationwide0
SproutsPhoenix, AZChickenCA, AZ, NV, PA, WA, SC0
FreeBird (Aterian Partners)Fredericksburg, PAChickenNationwide0
Roxy The Organic Chicken (Draper Valley Farms/Perdue)Mount Vernon, WAChickenNationwide0
O Organics (Safeway/Lucerne Foods)Boise, IDChicken, turkeyNationwide0
Smart Chicken/Tecumseh Poultry (Tyson)Waverly, NEChicken, processed meatNationwide0
Empire Kosher (Empire Kosher)Selinsgrove, PAChicken, turkey, kosherNationwide0
Draper Valley Farms (Perdue)Salisbury, MDChickenNationwide0
Thrive MarketMarina del ReyChickenNationwide0
Simple Truth (Kroger)Cincinnati, OHChicken, turkeyNationwide0
Rosie Organic Chicken (Petaluma Poultry/Perdue)Petaluma, CAChickenNationwide0
Raley'sWest Sacramento, CAChickenNationwide0
Foster FarmsLivingston, CAChicken, turkeyNationwide0

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