Delicious Specialty Dairy Products
Located in Sonoma County among the picturesque redwood trees of the Northern California Coast, 60 miles north of San Francisco, Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery is a different kind of dairy. It began in 1968 as a small, family farm run by the Bice family, producing delicious, award-winning goat milk dairy products and is operated by Founder Jennifer Bice to this day. Excellence is a top priority and Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery takes pride in producing the best tasting, least processed goat milk yogurt, kefir and artisan cheeses. We focus on supporting Sonoma county workers and community organizations, small-scale dairy farmers, and the dietary needs of consumers.
Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery Vision Statement:
At Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery our vision is to be a “different kind of creamery” reflecting the values and sustainability of a family farm while creating delicious dairy products of the highest quality for everyone to enjoy.
Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery Mission Statement:
We dedicate ourselves with great pride to the sustainable production of delicious specialty dairy products. We aspire to set the standard of excellence for quality in the products we produce and services we provide, and are committed to fairness and integrity in our partnerships with employees, customers, suppliers, and all of our other business relationships. We are dedicated to maintaining our historical mission of being good stewards of the earth, and responsible members of our community.
Core Values, Our Pledge to you
- To Produce delicious specialty dairy products.
Our complete line of award winning and unique goat milk products includes yogurt, kefir, and artisan cheeses. We also created a lactose free cow dairy product called Green Valley Organics® that produces yogurt, kefir and sour cream. All are free of preservatives, artificial coloring, and only 100% fresh milk is ever used.
- To guarantee the health, happiness, and ethical treatment of all our dairy animals.
While Redwood Hill Farm is the first Certified Humane® goat dairy in the U.S., our cow dairy producer is also Certified Humane. All farms are third party certified by Humane Farm Animal Care®.
- To support our contributing dairies.
We compensate our family farm producers with a fair price for their milk and fully support family farms.
- To honor and value our employees.
We pay a competitive wage to all of our employees and provide an excellent benefit package including full health care for all employees and their families.
- To continue our historical commitment to sustainability.
Our dairy products are sustainably produced in our solar powered creamery, and our farm is 100% solar powered. The company has an extensive recycling program starting with reducing and reusing, and we constantly strive to improve sustainability throughout our farm and creamery.
- To support our community.
For over 30 years we have donated to and partnered with youth and agriculture organizations, local health needs, and environmental causes in our community.
- To demonstrate integrity.
We are committed to fair business practices with all of our business partners, providing them fair prices for their products and services. We hold ourselves accountable to the highest ethical standards in all that we do.
Our Commitment to a Sustainable Environment
Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery is proud to sustainably produce delicious specialty dairy products for our customers to enjoy.
- The goat dairy farm is solar powered, including two residences.
- Our organic creamery is solar powered with 2,548 solar panels, taking up 2 acres of roof space.
- We provide electric vehicle recharging stations at our creamery, and use a hybrid company vehicle.
- Manure and straw/hay stems from smaller barns are composted and used for the vegetable gardens.
- Manure and straw/hay stems from larger barns is used as mulch around our fruit trees and then worked into the ground to provide nutrients for the trees.
- Reclaimed water is used to clean areas where it is acceptable.
- A reuse and recycle culture permeates throughout the creamery, the farm and its residents.
- Our employee reward program for new ideas for re-using and recycling keeps everyone on the alert for new ways to protect our environment.
Our Partners in the Community
Working in agriculture and calling Sonoma County our home since 1968, Redwood Hill Farm is proud to be partners with these community groups:
- CERES Community Project
The CERES Project supports individuals dealing with serious illness with free, delivered and nutrient-rich prepared meals, nutrition education, and a community of caring. They involve young people as volunteer gardeners and chefs, giving them direct, hands-on experience of the difference that fresh, healthy foods and community make, and of their own capacity to contribute. They build healthy communities by restoring fresh, whole and organic food to its place as the foundation of health, and by connecting people in heart-centered ways to themselves, others and the earth.
- Climate Protection Campaign
The Climate Protection Campaign is a California citizens’ group focused entirely on climate change. They create model programs for communities everywhere to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and inspire, align, and mobilize action in response to the climate crisis. They work with business, government, youth and the broader community to advance practical, science-based solutions for significant greenhouse gas emission reductions.
- Community Support Network (CSN) is a non-profit agency which was incorporated in 1982 as an outgrowth of Karibu House, founded by Sonoma State University students in 1972. CSN provides a wide range of psychosocial rehabilitative services to mentally ill and homeless adults by working with families, community agencies, support groups, health care resources and service providers. Their philosophy is to provide cost-effective quality services that are:
- Flexible and responsive to client’s needs
- Provided in safe, comfortable, non-institutional settings
- Strength-based model of care
- Respectful of client individuality
Recognizing the vital link of good nutrition and health, Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery donates probiotic yogurt and kefir monthly to CSN for distribution throughout their rehabilitation and housing programs.
- Daily Acts
Daily Acts fulfills a critical role in promoting positive examples to inspire vision, hope and action. Their work is grounded in the principle that simple, mindful choices significantly enrich our lives and world. Citizens and leaders easily become overwhelmed by the diversity and scale of our ecological and social crises. By highlighting amazing people and efforts that demonstrate sustainability, they share the powerful relationships, skills and tools needed for healthy lives and a resilient world. They support sustainability pioneers, empower emerging leaders to share their stories and enable engaged citizens to make bold changes for care of self, people and planet.
- Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation
The Laguna de Santa Rosa is the largest freshwater wetlands complex on the northern California coast. The Laguna’s fourteen-mile channel forms the largest tributary to the Russian River, draining a 254-square-mile watershed which encompasses nearly the entire Santa Rosa Plain. Their mission is to protect, restore, and educate the public about the Laguna ecosystem. They have taken on big restoration and conservation science projects, expanded their education programs, and created the Laguna Environmental Center.
- Sebastopol Senior Center
The Sebastopol Senior Center creates and maintains an environment that encourages independence for seniors, provides learning, social, and recreational opportunities in pursuit of an active, healthy life. They provide resources and referrals for seniors, their family members, and other individuals. They also help the greater community understand the aging process and the issues that surround that process.
- Sonoma Humane Society
The Sonoma Humane Society has a long and proud history of leading the fight to end overpopulation and rescue, rehabilitate and place thousands of animals into loving homes. Founded in 1931, they are a non-profit, charitable organization funded solely with donations from individuals.
- Sonoma Land Trust
Sonoma Land Trust conserves scenic, natural, agricultural and open land for the future of Sonoma County by promoting private and public funding for land conservation, acquiring land and conservation easements, stewardship including the restoration of conservation properties, and promoting a sense of place and a land ethic through activities, education and outreach.
LandPaths’ mission is to foster a love of the land in Sonoma County. LandPaths creates ways for people to experience the beauty, understand the value, and assist in healing the land in their local communities. LandPaths’ public outings visit open spaces, farms and parks-in-development throughout Sonoma County that have been protected by your Sonoma County Agrigultural Preservation & Open Space District. Diverse by design and offered at no charge or sliding scale donation, these outings create opportunities for all residents to enjoy the outdoors.