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Organic Egg Scorecard

http://www.cornucopia.org/organic-egg-scorecard/

Organic Egg Report/Ratings Arranged by Egg Star Ratings.
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Company Name

Location

Market Area

Total Score

Egg Rating

“5-egg”rating (2001-2200): “Exemplary”—Beyond Organic

Producers in this top tier manage diverse, small- to medium-scale family farms. They raise their hens in mobile housing on well-managed and ample pasture or in fixed housing with intensively managed rotated pasture. They sell eggs locally or re- gionally under their farm's brand name, mostly through farmer's markets, food cooperatives and/or independently owned natural and grocery stores and sometimes through larger chains like Whole Foods.

Coon Creek
by Coon Creek

Mondovi, WI

Wisconsin

2160

5

Kingbird Farm
by Kingbird Farm

Berkshire, NY

New York State

2160

5

Krause Farm
by Krause Farm

Engadine, Michigan

Michigan

2160

5

Cleary Family Farm
by Cleary Family Farm

Plainfield, VT

Vermont

2150

5

Common Good Farm
by Common Good Farm

Raymond, Nebraska

Nebraska

2150

5

Highfields Farm
by Highfields Farm

Vermont

2150

5

Keedysville Valley Family Farm (ordereggs.com)
by Keedysville Valley Family Farm

Keedysville, MD

Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania

2150

5

Misty Meadows Farm
by Misty Meadows Farm

Everson, WA

Washington

2150

5

Old Friends Farm
by Old Friends Farm

Amherst, MA

Massachusetts

2150

5

One Drop Farm
by One Drop Farm

Cornville, ME

Maine

2150

5

Trout Lake Abbey
by Trout Lake Abbey

Trout Lake, WA

Washington

2150

5

Windy Ridge Natural Farms
by Windy Ridge Natural Farms

Alfred, NY

Upstate New York

2150

5

Alexandre Kids
by Alexandre EcoDairy

Crescent City, CA

Northern California

2140

5

Village Farm
by Village Farm

Freedom, ME

Maine

2135

5

Full Circle Dairy
by Burroughs

Denair, CA

California

2125

5

Mission Mountain
by Mission Mountain Organic Farm

Ronan, MT

Montana

2120

5

Elkhorn Organics
by Elkhorn Organics

Prunedale, CA

California

2115

5

First Frost Farm
by First Frost Farm

Nibley, Utah

Utah

2110

5

Skagit River Ranch
by Skagit River Ranch

Sedro Woolley, WA

Washington

2110

5

Mosel Eggs
by Mosel Eggs

Page, NE

Nebraska

2100

5

Turtle Ledge Farm
by Turtle Ledge Farm

Hampton, CT

Connecticut

2100

5

Dreamfarm
by Dreamfarm

Cross Plains, WI

southwest Wisconsin

2095

5

Vital Farms
by Vital Farms

Austin, TX

Whole Foods Markets nationwide

2095

5

Shenandoah Family Farms
by Shenandoah Family Farms

Dayton, VA

Virginia

2080

5

St. John Family Farm
by St. John Family Farm

Orland, CA

Northern California

2070

5

Green Pastures Poultry
by Green Pastures

Cashton, WI

Wisconsin

2025

5

Phoenix Egg Farm
by Phoenix Egg Farm

Portland, OR

Oregon

2025

5

NY Eggs
by Empire Organics

Greene, NY

New York State

2020

5

Schultz Eggs
by Schultz

Owatonna, MN

Upper Midwest

2015

5


“4-egg”rating (1801-2000): “Excellent”—Organic Promoting Outdoor Access
Producers in this category provide ample outdoor space and make an effort to encourage their birds to go outside. They provide an excellent outdoor environment, often either rotated pasture or well-managed outdoor runs, with an adequate number of popholes/doors for the chickens to reach the outdoors.

Milo's Organic
by Milo's Poultry Farms

Bonduel, WI

Wisconsin

1960

4

Hi-Q
by Day Creek

Washington State

1920

4

Misera Family Farm
by Misera Family Farm

Butler, PA

Pennsylvania

1890

4

New Century
by New Century

Shullsburg, WI

Wisconsin

1890

4

B Dabler
by B Dabler

Greencastle, PA

Pennsylvania

1880

4


“3-egg”rating (1501-1800): “Very Good”—Organic, Complying with Minimum USDA Standards
Brands with a three-egg rating are very good choices. Eggs from brands in this category either come from family-scale farms that provide outdoor runs for their chickens, or from larger-scale farms where meaningful outdoor space is either currently granted or under construction. All producers in this category appear committed to meeting organic standards for minimum outdoor space for laying hens.

Farmers' Hen House
by Farmers' Hen House

Kalona, IA

Midwest and Southwest

1800

3

Wilcox Farms
by Wilcox Farms

Roy, WA

Western U.S.

1765

3

Green Field Farms
by Green Field Farms Coop

Fredericksburg, OH

Ohio

1760

3

Stiebrs
by Stiebrs Farms

Yelm, WA

West

1730

3

Clover Organic Farms
by Clover Stornetta

Petaluma, CA

West Coast

1645

3

Organic Valley
by CROPP

LaFarge, WI

nationwide

1620

3

Nature's Yoke
by Westfield Egg Farm, Inc.

New Holland, PA

Northeast

1605

3

Pete & Gerry's
by Pete & Gerry's

Monroe, NH

East Coast

1590

3

Giving Nature
by Giving Nature Foods

Holicong, PA

Mid-Atlantic, Northeast

1520

3


“2-egg”rating (1201-1500): “Fair”—Some Questions Remain Concerning Compliance with Federal Standards
These are either industrial-scale operations or others with outstanding questions or concerns regarding their compliance with USDA regulations. One of the primary features that distinguish these organizations from the ethically challenged brands below is their willingness to share with their customers (and Cornucopia researchers) some of the details as to how their chickens are cared for and how their eggs are actually produced.

Sauder's
by Sauder Inc.

Lititz, PA

Mid-Atlantic

1440

2

The Country Hen
by The Country Hen

Hubbardston, MA

nationwide

1340

2


“1-egg”rating (0-1200): “Ethically deficient - industrial organics/no

meaningful outdoor access and/or none were open enough to participate.”
Brands with a “1-egg”rating are generally produced on industrial-scale egg operations that grant no meaningful outdoor access. “Outdoor access”on these operations generally means a covered concrete porch that is barely accessible to the chickens. Means of egress from the buildings are intentionally small to discourage birds from going outside, and make it possible for only a small percentage of birds to have “access”to the outdoors. No producers in this category were willing to participate in The Cornucopia Institute's project, and none shared their production practices with Cornucopia researchers. This is disturbing to many organic consumers, since transparency has always been viewed as a hallmark of the organic food movement.

4-Grain
by Cal-Maine

Jackson, MS

29 states nationwide

0

1

Abbotsford
by Abbotsford Egg Products

0

1

Born Free
by Born Free Eggs LLC/Radlo Foods

Watertown, MA

0

1

Champoeg Organic Eggs
by WAG Eggs

Aurora, OR

Oregon

0

1

Chino Valley Ranchers
by Chino Valley Ranchers

Arcadia, CA

30 states, especially in the West, South and Midwest

0

1

Egg Innovations
by Egg Innovations

Port Washington, WI

Midwest

0

1

Eggland's Best
by Eggland's Best

Jeffersonville, PA

nationwide

0

1

Eggology
by Eggology

Canoga Park, CA

0

1

Farmer's Harvest
by CCF Brands

Rogers, AR

South, Midwest

0

1

Garden Valley
by Farmer's Organic Food International

Blair, WI

0

1

Giroux Poultry Farm
by Giroux Poultry Farm

Chazy, NY

0

1

Glaum Egg Ranch
by Glaum Egg Ranch

Aptos, CA

West Coast

0

1

Horizon Organic
by White Wave/Dean Foods

Broomfield, CO

nationwide

0

1

Judy's Family Farm
by Petaluma Farms

Petaluma, CA

West Coast

0

1

Land O'Lakes
by Land O'Lakes

nationwide

0

1

Nest Fresh Eggs
by Nest Fresh Eggs

Denver, CO

Western states

0

1

Oakdell
by Oakdell

Lewiston, UT

Western states

0

1

Sparboe
by Sparboe

0

1


Private-Label
Private-label, or store-brand, eggs rated with one egg are sold by grocers or distributors who have the obvious desire of wanting to grow their presence in the organic marketplace. Unfortunately, there is an inherent limitation in private-label organic products: organic consumers tend to want to know where their food is coming from and how it is produced, and private-label products are anonymous by their very nature. Our research indicates that the vast majority of organic eggs for private label brands are produced on industrial farms that house hundreds of thousands of birds and do not grant the birds meaningful outdoor access.

365 Organic
by Whole Foods

Austin, TX

nationwide

80

1

Central Market
by H-E-B Grocery Company

San Antonio, TX

0

1

Full Circle
by Full Circle

0

1

Full Circle
by Topco

0

1

Great Value
by Walmart

0

1

Green Way
by A&P

0

1

Kirkland Signature
by Costco

Seattle, WA

nationwide

0

1

Meijer Organics
by Meijer

0

1

Nature's Place
by Delhaize

0

1

Nature's Promise
by Giant, Stop 'n Shop, Ahold USA

0

1

O Organic
by Safeway

0

1

Price Chopper Naturals
by Price Chopper

0

1

Roundy's Organics
by Roundy's

0

1

Trader Joe's
by Trader Joe's

nationwide

0

1

Wild Harvest
by Supervalu/Shaws

0

1

NUTRITION LINKS

NUTRITION Related Links

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Antinutrients:

Antinutrients

- Phytic Acid / Phytate “Malabsorption Agent”

Other food types:

Herbs, Salt and Spices

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MINERALS

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Potassium

Phosphate

Sodium

Chloride

Magnesium –“Missing Miracle Mineral”

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Iodine –“Universal Medicine”

Fluoride

Selenium

Zinc

Manganese

Copper

Chromium

Molybdenum

Boron

Iron

ANTI

-OXIDANTS

/VITAMINS

Food /Supplemental Antioxidants

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Vitamin B Complex

-Vitamin B9 (Folate)

- Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin)

Vitamin C –“God's Medicine”

Vitamin D –“Sunshine Vitamin”

Vitamin E

Vitamin K–“Klotting and Kalcium”

CoQ10–“Spark and Dampener”

Alpha Lipoic Acid

MELATONIN –“Darkness Hormone”

Dark Chocolate –“Anti-inflammatory

/Antidepressant”

GLYCO

-NUTRIENTS

Essential sugars

FATS

HIGH OR LOW FAT - FAKE OR NO FAT?

EFAS–“The Fats of Life”

(Essential Fatty Acids Omega-3 and Omega-6)

Damaged/Altered (Toxic) Fats

AMINO ACIDS

L-Arginine - "Precursor to Nitric Oxide (NO)"

HARMFUL

FOODS

Harmful foods / ingredients –Main Page

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)

MSG “And other forms of neurotoxic free glutamic acid”

"Sickly Sweet"

- Aspartame -“Excitotoxin”

- Splenda (Sucralose) - “An Organochlorine"

- Too much Fructose - “Burdens liver / Increases inflammation / Favors Fat production"

- Too much Sugar - “Common addiction affecting health"

Nanotechnology

Caffeine- "The Jitter Drug"

Microwaved Foods - "Not so convenient for your health"

Chlorine - “Disease-causing Disinfectant in your Water"

Fluoride - "Mega Health fraud and Cover-up"

Food Colorings

HERBS

5-HTP - “SSRI Alternative”

DIM - “Anti-estrogen with Anticancer Benefits"

SUPPLEMENTS

Daily Nutritional Supplement Chart

"Green Drink" - A whole food multivitamin supplement

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