Organic Dairy Report/Ratings Arranged by Cow Star Ratings.
Click on Dairy Name for Full Profile

View Dairy Report/Ratings Arranged Alphabetically

Farm Name Rating Location Products Market Area Total Score Cow Rating

5 Cow Rating (Outstanding)
Cedar Summit Dairy 5 New Prague, MN Fluid milk/yogurt/ice cream Minnesota 1200      
Chase Hill Farm 5 Warwick, MA Raw milk, cheese (100% grass fed) Massachusetts and Vermont 1200      
Coonridge Dairy 5 Coonridge, NM Raw Goat Milk New Mexico 1200      
Engelbert Farms 5 Nichols, NY Cheese Northeast 1200      
Hails Family Farm 5 Wyalusing, PA Cow and goat milk, cheese, yogurt, kefir Pennsylvania 1200      
Kimberton Hills 5 Phoenixville, PA Fluid milk products (raw) Pennsylvania 1200      
Lifeline Farm 5 MT Cheese MT, OR, WA and nationwide on the web 1200      
Organic Pastures Dairy Company 5 Fresno, CA Fluid milk products(raw) Butter, colostrum, kefir California or sold as pet food 1200      
Pride and Joy Dairy 5 OR Whole Raw Milk Washington State 1200      
Radiance Dairy 5 Fairfield, IA Fluid milk products Fairfield, Iowa 1200      
Sassy Cow Creamery 5 Columbus, WI Fluid milk products Primarily Wisconsin 1200      
Thistle Hill Farm 5 North Pomfret, VY Tarentaise Cheese Nationwide 1200      
Thomas Organic Creamery 5 Henderson, MI Fluid milk products, yogurt, butter Michigan 1200      
Fresh Breeze Organic Dairy 5 Lynden, WA Fluid milk products, butter Washington State 1195      
Kimball Brook Farm/Green Mountain Organic Creamery 5 North Ferrisburgh, VT Fluid milk products, butter and ice cream Vermont, New York City, and Boston 1195      
Butterworks Farm 5 Westfield, VT Yogurt East Coast 1190      
Crystal Ball Farms 5 Osceola, WI Fluid Milk, butter, cheese, yogurt, ice cream Minnesota/Wisconsin/Chicago 1190      
Hawthorne Valley Farm 5 Ghent, NY Yogurt, cheese, raw milk sales on the farm East Coast 1190      
Seven Stars 5 Phoenixville, PA Yogurt East Coast / Midwest 1190      
New England Organic Creamery (Shaw Family Dairy) 5 Dracut, MA Fluid Milk Products Eastern Massachusetts 1185      
Castle Rock Farms 5 Osseo, WI Fluid Milk Products, Cheese Wisconsin, MN 1180      
Sandy River Farm 5 Farmington, ME Fluid Milk Products Maine (Franklin County) 1180       
Working Cows Dairy 5 Slocomb, AL Fluid milk products, butter Alabama, Georgia, and Florida 1180      
Evans Farmhouse Creamery 5 Norwich, NY Fluid milk products New York/New Jersey 1170      
Maple Hill Creamery 5 Stuyvesant, NY Yogurt Primarily Northeast 1165      
Strafford Organic Creamery 5 Strafford , VT Fluid milk products Vermont and New Hampshire 1165      
Loleta Cheese 5 Loleta, CA Cheese Nothern California 1160      
Natural by Nature 5 West Grove, PA Fluid, whip cream Fluid and other dairy products distributed on the East Coast, whipped cream nationwide. 1160     
Redwood Hill Farm and Creamery 5 Sonoma, CA Goat milk yogurt Nationwide 1160      
Butternut Farms 5 Gilbertsville, NY Cheese Nationwide 1155      
Organic Acres 5 ID Fluid Milk Products Idaho 1155      
St. John's Organic Farm 5 Emmett, ID Fluid milk products (not homogenized) Idaho 1150      
Traders Point Farms 5 Zionsville, IN Fluid milk/yogurt Midwest/Northeast/Mid-Atlantic 1150     

4 Cow Rating (Excellent)
Green Field Farms 4 Fredericksburg, OH Cheese Nationwide 1145     
MOM"s Organic Market 4 Maryland and Northern VA Milk Maryland and Northern VA 1140     
Trimona Yogurt4New YorkYogurtNationwide1140     
Pure Indian Foods 4 Lawrenceville, NJ Ghee Nationwide 1140     
Supernatural (Kalona Organics) 4 Kalona, IA Yogurt Nationwide 1135     
Wisconsin Organics 4 Thorp, WI Fluid, cheese, butter Midwest, plus 1130     
Purity Farms (Organic Valley) 4 Sedalia, CO Ghee Nationwide 1125     
Rumiano Cheese 4 Crescent City, CA Cheese Nationwide 1120     
Trickling Springs Creamery 4 Chambersberg, PA Fluid milk products Mid Atlantic 1120     
Organic Valley (CROPP) 4 La Farge, WI Full line dairy Nationwide 1115     
White Mountain Foods  4 Austin, TX Yogurt Nationwide 1105     
Alden's Organic (Oregon Ice Cream) 4 Eugene, OR Ice Cream Nationwide 1100     
Amish Country Farms 4 Totowa, NJ Fluid milk products Nationwide 1100     
Julie's (Oregon Ice Cream) 4 Eugene, OR Ice cream Nationwide 1100     
Nature's One 4 Columbus, OH Baby Formula Nationwide 1100     
Ingles Markets (Harvest Farms) 4 Black Mountain, NC Fluid Milk Products AL, GA, NC, SC, TN 1095     
Nancy's (Springfield Creamery) 4 Eugene, OR Yogurt/sour cream, cream cheese & cottage cheese, kefir Nationwide 1095     
Sibby Farm 4 Westby, WI Ice cream Midwest 1095     
Green and Black's Organic-USA 4 Parsippany, NJ Ice cream Nationwide 1080     
Cedar Grove Cheese 4 Plain, WI Cheese Nationwide 1075     
Old Home 4 St. Paul, MN Fluid Milk Products Wisconsin and Minnesota 1075     
Organic Creamery (DCI Cheese) 4 Sun Prairie, WI Cheese Nationwide 1075     
Wallaby Yogurt 4 Napa, CA Yogurt, Ice Cream Nationwide 1075     
Whole Foods Markets (365 organic) 4 Austin, TX Fluid milk products Nationwide 1070     
Cowgirl Creamery 4 Point Reyes Station, CA Cheese 1065     
HyVee 4 West Des Moines, Iowa Fluid milk products IA, MN, MO, IL, KA, NE, SD 1065     
Straus Family Creamery 4 Marshall, CA Full line dairy, ice cream, yogurt California 1065     
Three Twins Organic 4 CA Ice Cream Nationwide 1060     
Clover Organic Farms 4 Petaluma, CA Fluid milk products California 1050     
Stonyfield (yogurt, fluid milk) 4 Londonderry, NH Yogurt, Fluid Milk Nationwide 1035     
Helios 4 Sauk Centre, MN Kefir Nationwide 1025     
Lifeway 4 Morton Grove, IL Kiefir Nationwide 1025     
Raley’s, Nob Hill, Bel Air, Food Source (Sunnyside Farms) 4 Stockton, CA Milk N. California & Nevada 1025     
Save Mart, Lucky, Food Maxx (Sunnyside Farms) 4 Stockton, CA Milk N. California & Nevada 1025     
Upstate Farms 4 Buffalo, NY Fluid milk products Mid Atlantic 1025     
Sierra Nevada Cheese Company 4 Willows, CA Cheese Nationwide 1020     
Westby Cooperative Creamery 4 Westby, WI Cheese, butter Midwest 1015     
Alpenrose Dairy 4 Portland, OR Fluid milk products Washington, Oregon 1010     
Stremicks (Heritage-Foods) 4 Santa Ana, CA Fluid milk products West Coast/Hawaii/Midwest 1010     
Scenic Central Milk Prod. Co-op 4 Prairie Du Sac, WI Wholesale milk Nationwide 1005     
Wegmans Food Markets 4 Rochester, NY Fluid Milk Products New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, and Maryland 995     
Glanbia Foods 4 Twin Falls Cheese Nationwide 975     
Perry's Ice Cream 4 Akron, NY Ice Cream NY, PN, OH, New England 965     

3 Cow Rating (Very Good)  
Natural Choice 3 Oxnard, CA Ice cream Nationwide 955    
Similac (Abbott Laboratories) 3 Abbott Park, IL Infant Formula, Fortified with DHA /ARA (please see related Cornucopia report for possible side effects) Nationwide 930    
Auburn Dairy/Yami Organic 3 Auburn, WA Yogurt QFC Stores 850    
Harris Teeter 3 Fluid milk products Southeast 800    
Sky Top Farms 3 Bronx, NY Fluid Milk products New York 760    
Heavenly Organics, Inc 3 Condensed milk Nationwide 585    
Boulder Ice Cream 3 Boulder, CO Ice cream Nationwide 485    

2 Cow Rating PRIVATE-LABEL (good, but questionable long-term commitment to organics) Note: information based on ''industry sources." None of the two cow rated private-label brands were open enough to participate in the study.
Fairway 2 New York Fluid milk products Northeast
Publix 2 Fluid milk products Southeast 0   
Stop & Shop (Natures Promise) 2 Fluid milk products Unknown 0   
(TESCO)Fresh and Easy Neighborhood Market 2 Fluid milk products Nationwide 0   
UNFI (Woodstock) 2 Fluid milk products, butter Nationwide 0   
Wakefern/Shoprite 2 Fluid milk products Unknown 0   

1 Cow Rating PRIVATE-LABEL (some or all factory-farm milk or unknown source, but better than conventional) Note: information based on ''industry sources." None of the one cow rated private-label brands were open enough to participate in the study.
Albertson's( Wild Harvest) 1 Fluid Milk Products Nationwide 0  
Assoc. Wholesale Grocers (Clearly Organic) 1 Kansas City, MO Fluid Milk Products Unknown 0  
BJ's Wholesale Club Inc 1 MA Fluid Milk Products East Coast 0  
Costco (Kirkland Signature) 1 Fluid milk products Nationwide 0  
Earth Fare 1 North Carolina Fluid milk products Southeast 0  
Giant (Natures Promise) 1 Fluid milk products Unknown 0  
Great Value (Wal-Mart) 1 Fluid milk products Nationwide 0  
HEB/Central Market 1 Fluid milk products Nationwide 0  
Kroger (Simple Truth) 1 Fluid milk products Unknown 0  
Lund's and Byerly's 1 Edina, MN Fluid milk products Twin Cities 0  
Meijer, Inc (Meijer Organics) 1 Grand Rapids, MI Fluid milk products Midwest 0  
Natural Directions/ Unified Grocers 1 OR Fluid milk products Nationwide 0  
Nature's Basket (Giant Eagle) 1 PA Fluid milk products Unknown 0  
Nature's Best (Cadia) 1 CA Fluid Milk Products, butter, cheese Nationwide 0  
New Seasons Market 1 Portland, OR Fluid Milk Products Portland, OR 0  
Our Family Organic - Nash Finch Company 1 Minneapolis, MN Grocery Distributor Unknown 0  
PCC Natural Markets1Seattle, WAFluid milk productsSeattle, WA0  
Price Chopper (Naturals) 1 Fluid milk products Northeast 0  
Roundy's 1 Milwaukee, WI Fluid milk products Unknown 0  
Safeway ( O - Organics) 1 Fluid milk products Unknown 0  
Simply Nature (Aldi)1Batavia, ILFluid milk productsNationwide0  
Sprout's/Henry's Market 1 So. California Fluid milk products Unknown 0  
Stew Leonard's 1 New York Fluid milk products Unknown 0  
Target (Simply Balanced) 1 Fluid milk products Nationwide 0  
Topco (Full Circle) 1 Fluid milk products Unknown 0  
Trader Joe's 1 Fluid milk products Nationwide 0  
Western Family Foods Inc 1 Tigard, OR Fluid milk products Oregon 0  
Winn-Dixie 1 Florida Fluid milk products Southeast 0  

0 Cow Rating NO COWS (Ethically Deficient) Most produce or purchase factory farm milk - none were open enough to participate in this study
Alta Dena (Dean Foods) 0 City of Industry, CA Purchased by Dean Foods. Alta Dena is a brand managed by Dean. West Coast 0
Applegate Farms 0 New Jersey Cheese Nationwide 0
High Meadow (Aurora Dairy) 0 Boulder, CO Aurora is a large conventional/organic factory-farm operator and private label manufacturer Nationwide 0
Back to Nature (Kraft) 0 Glenview, IL Cheese Nationwide 0
Borden Dairy (Dean Foods) 0 Texas Fluid milk products Nationwide 0
Challenge Dairy Products
0 California Butter Nationwide 0
Champlain Valley Dairy
0 New York Fluid Milk Products Northeast 0
County Line Farms 0 TX Fluid milk products Unknown 0
Good Heart Organics (Rockview) 0 Downey, CA Fluid milk products California 0
Grassland 0 Wisconsin Butter Nationwide 0
Greenbank Farms/ Stonefelt Cheese Co. 0 Preston, WA Cheese Nationwide 0
Hain Celestial (Earth's Best) 0 Boulder, CO Infant Formula Nationwide 0
Horizon (WhiteWave) 0 Broomfield, CO $11 billion--the nation's largest conventional & organic milk marketer. Owns 4000 cow "farm". Nationwide 0
Humboldt Creamery (Foster Family Dairy) 0 California Fluid milk products Unknown 0
Kemp's Dairy (Dairy Farmers of America) 0
Fluid milk products Nationwide 0
Mr. Cookie Face (Fieldbrook Farms) 0 New Jersey Ice Cream Nationwide 0
Mother's Choice (Larsen's Creamery) 0 Georgia Fluid milk products Nationwide 0
Natural Prairie 0 Dalhart, TX The nation's largest factory farm producing "organic" milk,7200 milk cows/upwards of 10,000 total animals Nationwide 0
Nurture Inc./Happy Baby (Danone) 0
Yogurt Nationwide 0
PBM Nutritionals (private-label infant formula including Wal-Mart) 0 Gordonsville, VA Private-label infant formula including Wal-Mart Nationwide 0
Portland Milk 0 OR Fluid milk products Unknown 0
Rose Valley Butter (Farmer's Coop) 0 OR Condensed milk Unknown 0
Samish Bay Cheese Farm 0 WA Cheese Unknown 0
Santini 0 CA Condensed milk Nationwide 0
Save Your Dairy 0 AZ Fluid milk products Unknown 0
Shamrock Farms 0 Phoenix, AZ This processor owns their own mammoth dairy, about an hour south of Phoenix., It is a "split herd" (conventional and organic combined) milking thousands of cows. Nationwide 0
Source Naturals 0 CA Protein powder Nationwide 0
Smith Brothers Farms 0 WA Fluid milk products, cheese, butter Unknown 0
Spring Hill Cheese/Petaluma Creamery 0 Wisconsin Butter Nationwide 0
St. Benoit Yogurt 0 CA Yogurt Unknown 0
Swissland 0 Indiana Cheese Nationwide 0
Vermont Organics (PMB Nutritionals/Perrigo) 0 Vermont Infant formula Nationwide 0
Wholesome Valley (Galaxy Foods) 0 Orlando, FL Cheese/processed cheese Nationwide 0

Cornucopia Institute Home Page