Organic Dairy Report/Ratings Arranged by Cow Star Ratings.
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Farm Name Rating Location Products Market Area Total Score Cow Rating

5 Cow Rating (Outstanding)
Amaltheia Organic Dairy 5 Bozeman, MT Cheese (goat) MT, Web sales 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      
Hawthorne Valley Farm 5 Ghent, NY Yogurt, cheese, raw milk sales on the farm East Coast 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      
Paradise Springs Farm 5 Victor, ID Whole raw milk and raw cheese Teton Valley and eastern Idaho 1200      
Pride and Joy Dairy 5 WA 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, VT Tarentaise Cheese Nationwide 1200      
Fresh Breeze Organic Dairy 5 Lynden, WA Fluid milk products, butter Washington State 1195      
Kimball Brook Farm 5 North Ferrisburgh, VT Fluid milk products, butter and ice cream Vermont, New York City, and Boston 1195      
Organic Pastures Dairy Company 5 Fresno, CA Fluid milk products(raw), cheese, butter, colostrum, kefir California or sold as pet food 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      
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      
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 and Cheese Primarily Northeast 1165      
Strafford Organic Creamery 5 Strafford , VT Fluid milk products Vermont and New Hampshire 1165      
Natural by Nature 5 West Grove, PA Fluid, whip cream Fluid and other dairy products distributed on the East Coast, whipped cream nationwide. 1160     
Green Valley Organics 5 Sonoma, CA Goat milk yogurt Nationwide 1160      
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 Yogurt 4 New York Yogurt Nationwide 1140     
Pure Indian Foods 4 Lawrenceville, NJ Ghee Nationwide 1140     
Supernatural (Kalona Organics) 4 Kalona, IA Yogurt, fluid milk Nationwide 1135     
Purity Farms (CROPP) 4 Sedalia, CO Ghee Nationwide 1125     
Rumiano Cheese 4 Crescent City, CA Cheese, Butter 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     
PCC Natural Markets 4 Seattle, WA Fluid milk products Seattle, WA 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     
Harvest Farms (Ingles) 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     
Cedar Grove Cheese 4 Plain, WI Cheese Nationwide 1075     
Organic Creamery (DCI Cheese) 4 Sun Prairie, WI Cheese Nationwide 1075     
Wallaby Yogurt 4 Napa, CA Yogurt, Ice Cream Nationwide 1075     
365 organic (Whole Foods) 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, KS, 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 4 Londonderry, NH Yogurt, Fluid Milk Nationwide 1035     
Helios 4 Sauk Centre, MN Kefir Nationwide 1025     
Lifeway 4 Morton Grove, IL Kefir Nationwide 1025     
Sunnyside Farms (Raley’s, Nob Hill, Bel Air, Food Source) 4 Stockton, CA Milk N. California & Nevada 1025     
Sunnyside Farms (Save Mart, Lucky, Food Maxx) 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    
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   
Natures Promise (Stop & Shop) 2 Fluid milk products Unknown 0   
(TESCO)Fresh and Easy Neighborhood Market 2 Fluid milk products Nationwide 0   
Woodstock (UNFI) 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: Even though none of the one cow–rated brands responded to our survey request, we were able to determine that the majority of these brands were, based on our research, buying some or all of their organic milk from factory-farm sources. We conducted our research in this area through interviews with a number of industry sources and through federally maintained records.
BJ's Wholesale Club Inc 1 MA Fluid Milk Products East Coast 0  
Cadia (Kehe) 1 CA Fluid Milk Products, butter, cheese Nationwide 0  
Clearly Organic (Associated Wholesale Grocers) 1 Kansas City, MO Fluid Milk Products Unknown 0  
Earth Fare 1 North Carolina Fluid milk products Southeast 0  
Friendly Farms (Aldi) 1 Batavia, IL Fluid milk products Nationwide 0  
Full Circle (Topco) 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  
Kirkland Signature (Costco) 1 Fluid milk products Nationwide 0  
Lund's and Byerly's 1 Edina, MN Fluid milk products Twin Cities 0  
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  
Natures Promise (Giant) 1 Fluid milk products Unknown 0  
New Seasons Market 1 Portland, OR Fluid Milk Products Portland, OR 0  
O Organics (Safeway) 1 Fluid milk products Unknown 0  
Our Family Organic - Nash Finch Company 1 Minneapolis, MN Grocery Distributor Unknown 0  
Price Chopper Naturals 1 Fluid milk products Northeast 0  
Roundy's 1 Milwaukee, WI Fluid milk products Unknown 0  
Simply Balanced (Target) 1 Fluid milk products Nationwide 0  
Simple Truth (Kroger) 1 Fluid milk products Unknown 0  
Simply Nature (Aldi) 1 Batavia, IL Fluid milk products Nationwide 0  
Sprout's/Henry's Market 1 So. California Fluid milk products Unknown 0  
Stew Leonard's 1 New York 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  
Wild Harvest (Albertson's) 1 Fluid Milk Products Nationwide 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 (Hormel) 0 New Jersey Cheese. Subsidiary of Hormel 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
Earth's Best (Hain Celestial) 0 Boulder, CO Infant Formula Nationwide 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
Green Mountain Creamery (Ehrmann Dairies)0VermontFluid milk productsNationwide0
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 Cedarburg, WI
Fluid milk products Nationwide 0
Latta USA 0Fair Lawn, NJ
Fluid milk productsNationwide0
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
Nature's Place (Hannaford)0Scarborough, ME
Fluid milk productsNationwide0
Nurture Inc./Happy Baby (Danone) 0
Yogurt Nationwide 0
Olympus0Astoria, NY
Pavels's Yogurt0San Leandro, CA
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
Smari Organics0Petaluma, CAYogurtUnknown0
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
Sunshine Dairy0Portland, ORFluid Milk ProductsUnknown0
Swissland 0 Indiana Cheese Nationwide 0
Vermont Organics (PBM Nutritionals/Perrigo) 0 Vermont Infant formula Nationwide 0
Wholesome Valley (Galaxy Foods) 0 Orlando, FL Cheese/processed cheese Nationwide 0

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