My children received Belle the Cow and Pirate Pig as a gift from their Grandma about half a year ago. I am very picky about toy safety and keeping things as natural as possible and these were a great gift that have been a huge hit with both of my munchkins (2 1/2 yrs and 8 months). They look just as pictured and I love the unique personality they each display. They measure roughly 10" high and 4" wide, so on the smaller side, but a good size for little hands. I do wish however that Apple Park made other (larger) size options available as well. I've personally found that finding organic stuffed animals any larger than 10" to be very difficult...people just don't seem to make them.
The exterior fabric is 100% organic cotton that has been dyed with low impact dyes. They each contain a rattle, which I don't believe is mentioned in the description. The filling is a Polylactic Acid fiber (PLA) which is bio-plastic derived from corn in this case (other starchy plants like rice can also used to manufacture this material). PLA is completely free from petrol-chemicals and I personally feel that it is a safer, more renewable option than the petroleum based polyester fill more commonly used in children's stuffed animals and toys. One thing to keep in mind however is that PLA is often made using genetically modified (GMO) corn so you'll have to weigh the pros and cons and decide if this bothers you or not.
The farm buddies seem well made and clean up very well. Pirate pig has seen a whole lot of spit up from my son and as a result has been subjected to several "baths". I hand wash Pirate Pig in the sink and then toss him in the dryer on low heat and he comes out looking as good as new!
I hope this helps you make a more informed decision.