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
Greener Pastures ChickenAustin, TXChickenTexas, direct sale1580
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
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
Organic Prairie (Organic Valley)La Farge, WIChickenNationwide735
Blackwing (Blackwing Organic Meats)Antioch, ILChicken, turkey, ostrichNationwide735
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.
Full Moon FarmHinesburg, VTChickenVermont570
Ayrshire FarmsUpperville, VAChicken, turkey, pet foodVirginia570
Aurora Valley PoultryTualatin, ORChicken, turkeyOregon420
Blue Yonder Organic FarmNorth Salem, INChicken, turkey, duckIndiana420
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
Rocky Mountain Custom Cuts (Pitman Family Farms)Powell, WYChickenOnline320
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
FreeBird (Hain Pure Protein)Fredericksburg, PAChickenNationwide0
Aidells (Tyson)San Leandro, CAChicken, processed meatNationwide0
Draper Valley Farms (Perdue)Salisbury, MDChickenNationwide0
Birdsboro Kosher FarmsBirdsboro, PAChickenNationwide0
Nature's Promise (Ahold)Landover, MDChicken0
Nature's Rancher (Pederson’s Natural Farms)Hamilton, TXChicken, turkey, quailNationwide0
NorthStar BisonCameron, WIChicken, turkey, soy freeOnline0
HEB Organics (Perdue)Austin, TXChicken, processed meatSouth0
Just Bare Chicken (Pilgrim’s Pride Corp.)St. Cloud, MNChicken, processed meatNationwide0
Kirkland Signature (CostCo)Seattle, WAChicken, turkey, processed meatNationwide0
Wild PlanetMcKinleyville, CACanned chicken, processed meatNationwide0
BF&E Organics (Boughan Farms & Enterprise)Clifford, MIChicken, soy freeMichigan0
365 Organic (Whole Foods/Amazon)Austin, TXChicken, turkey, processed meatNationwide0
Plainville FarmsPlainville, NYChicken, turkeyNationwide0
Raley'sWest Sacramento, CAChickenNationwide0
Greenwise (Publix)Lakeland, FLChickenNationwide0
Foster FarmsLivingston, CAChicken, turkeyNationwide0
Empire Kosher (Hain Pure Protein)Selinsgrove, PAChicken, turkey, kosherNationwide0
Coleman Organics (Purdue)Golden, COChickenNationwide0
Central Market Organics (Petaluma Poultry/Perdue)Petaluma, CAChickenNationwide0
Nature Raised Farms (Tyson Chicken)Springdale, ARChickenNationwide0
O Organics (Safeway/Lucerne Foods)Boise, IDChicken, turkeyNationwide0
Original Brat Hans (Perdue)Golden, COChicken, processed meatNationwide0
Purdue HarvestlandSalisbury, MDChickenNationwide0
Roxy The Organic Chicken (Draper Valley Farms/Perdue)Mount Vernon, WAChickenNationwide0
Rosie Organic Chicken (Petaluma Poultry/Perdue)Petaluma, CAChickenNationwide0
Simple Truth (Kroger)Cincinnati, OHChicken, turkeyNationwide0
Smart Chicken (Tecumseh Poultry/Tyson)Waverly, NEChickenNationwide0
Trader JoesMonrovia, CAChicken, turkey, processed meatNationwide0
Koch's Turkey (Koch's Turkey Farms)Tamaqua, PATurkeyNationwide0
SproutsPhoenix, AZChickenCA, AZ, NV, PA, WA, SC0
WegmansRochester, NYChicken0
Tecumseh Farms Organic (Tecumseh Poultry/Tyson)Waverly, NEChicken, processed meatNationwide0
Azure Husbandry Chickens (Azure Organic Farms)Dufur, ORChickenUnknown0
D'ArtagnanUnion, NJChicken, turkey, duckEast Coast0
Hudson Valley ChickenFerndale, NYChickenUnknown0
Sonoma Red (Petaluma Poultry/Perdue)Petaluma, CAChickenNationwide0

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