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American Cheese Society Award-Winners!

Written by Nancy Lorenz on . Posted in Company News, In the News

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Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery’s Bucheret Goat Cheese and Plain Goat Milk Kefir Win at 2014 American Cheese Society Competition

RedwoodHillFarm_ACSwinsWe are honored to announce that our Bucheret Goat Milk Cheese and our Plain Goat Milk Kefir won second place at this year’s prestigious American Cheese Society’s Judging and Competition in Sacramento. Bucheret placed second in the Goat’s Milk Cheese Aged 31-60 Days category and the Plain Goat Milk Kefir placed second in the “All Milks” Kefir, Drinkable Yogurt, Buttermilk and Other Drinkable Cultured Products category, amid nearly 1,700 entries from 248 companies in the overall competition.

For more information, visit www.cheesesociety.org
Would you like to see a complete list of this year’s winners?
CLICK HERE

 

Jennifer Bice named 2014 Leadership in Agriculture Award Winner

Written by Sharon Bice on . Posted in Company News, In the News

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Jennifer will be honored at the 42nd Annual Ag-BBQ

We’re so happy to share that the Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce recently announced Redwood Hill Farm owner and CEO Jennifer Bice will receive the Leadership in Agriculture award at this year’s Agri-Business BBQ on July 29th! The 42nd Annual Agri-Business BBQ honoring the diverse and pivotal role of the agriculture community in shaping the quality of life here in Sonoma County, will take place at Shone Farm, Santa Rosa Junior College’s 365-acre outdoor learning laboratory. Select HERE for more details on the awards event in July.

Jennifer began showing and learning about dairy goats as a young Sonoma County 4H member

Jennifer began showing and learning about dairy goats as Sonoma County 4-H member

In 1978, Jennifer Lynn Bice assumed ownership of Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery, Inc., the family farm and Grade A goat dairy the Bice family started in Sonoma County in 1968, and never looked back. Along with her late husband, Steven Schack, Jennifer expanded the business to produce a greater variety of goat milk products, and diversified the dairy goat-breeding program.

Today Redwood Hill Farm is owned and operated by Jennifer, along with five of her siblings that worked to establish Redwood Hill Farm in the 1960′s.  In addition, more than 50 dedicated employees now run the day-to-day operations at the Certified Humane® farm and state-of-the-art organic creamery in Sebastopol. Promoting the benefits of goat milk products and developing a genetics program of excellence for the Redwood Hill Farm herd remain her top priorities, and this commitment has positioned Redwood Hill Farm at the forefront of the dairy goat industry.

Redwood Hill Farm Goat Yogurt has been nominated for Vegetarian Times 2014 Foodie Awards!

Written by Sharon Bice on . Posted in Company News

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Calling all grocery shoppers…

Vegetarian Times editors need your help: for this year’s Foodie Awards, they selected 100 must-have veg products for all sorts of eating situations—from breakfast to lunch to a tasty evening treat. Now they wanna know YOUR favorites.

Drum roll please… Redwood Hill Farm Goat Yogurt is nominated for a Foodie Award this year! You can vote up to once a day in any or all categories from now until May 31, then look out for the winners in their October issue. Just by voting, you could win a $500 American Express gift card!

CLICK HERE and vote for your favorite Goat Milk Yogurt in Vegetarian Times’s 2014 Foodie Awards!

Redwood Hill Farm Goat Yogurt is Cream of the Crop

Written by Sharon Bice on . Posted in Company News

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Real Simple Magazine editors name Redwood Hill Farm Goat Milk Yogurt winner in its national Yogurt Road Test

The choice of yogurts can be overwhelming for consumers, so the editors of Real Simple Magazine took it upon themselves to find the “cream of the crop.” In the “Traditional” category, Redwood Hill Farm was named head of the herd as “Best Goat
Milk Yogurt.” Its sister brand, Green Valley Organics received “Best Lactose Free Yogurt” honors.

“We are honored and thrilled that the Real Simple editors chose both of our yogurt brands as winners in their yogurt road test,” said Jennifer Bice, owner, Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery. “We take great pride in how are products are made and the ingredients we use. All of our products are made at our solar powered, Green Business certified creamery using only the highest quality milk from goats and cows raised on Certified Humane farms. We keep our ingredient list short and, well, simple.”

Read the entire PRESS RELEASE here.

Redwood Hill Farm Welcomes New Director of Marketing

Written by Sharon Bice on . Posted in Company News

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Welcome, Rich Martin!

We’re excited to introduce our new Director of Marketing, Rich Martin. Rich’s experience in the local organic dairy industry will be invaluable to our Redwood Hill Farm and Green Valley Organics brands. Rich and his wife Jennifer are long-time residents of Petaluma, where they live with their two sons and daughter. Rich has long respected Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery, and is excited about developing new products for both our brands.

If you have new product ideas, Rich would love to hear them! Please send them on to us at info@redwoodhill.com. You can read Rich’s full bio at our STAFF PAGE.

The “Perfect Bite”?

Written by Sharon Bice on . Posted in Company News

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How about Redwood Hill Farm Chèvre and Poppin’ Berry Fruity Pebbles!™

The “Perfect Bite” at the first West Coast Cheesemonger Invitational (CMI) held January 19 at Public Works in San Francisco, was an unlikely, but delicious combination of flavors and texture that just worked. “The Perpetual Goatstopper” was the creation of Cheesemonger Perry Soulos of Arrowine and Cheese in Arlington, VA, who paired award-winning chévre from Redwood Hill Farm with grapes, candied ginger and Poppin’ Berry Pebbles™ breakfast cereal to create his unique, eye-catchingly delicious perfect bite. Soulos went on to win the entire competition and was awarded $1,000, immeasurable glory and an all expenses paid trip to the Vermont Cheesemakers Festival this summer along with top two finalists in Zach Berg of Bi-Rite Market in San Francisco and Nate McElroy of Bedford Cheese Shop New York.

A deeper shade of green at Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery

Written by Sharon Bice on . Posted in Company News

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At Redwood Hill Farm we’re reducers, reusers, recyclers… and composters!

With a bit of time, kitchen scraps, plant clippings, and straw & hay from the barns turns into what we love to call “black gold”! It’s part of our ongoing commitment to the environment of our community, and our constant striving to be as “green” as we possibly can.

This commitment has enabled us to recently receive certification and recognition as a Sonoma County Green Business, and the news on our Green Business Certification was the lead news item in The Press Democrat’s Agriculture Briefs , Sunday December 15.

The Sonoma Green Business Program (www.sonoma-county.org/sonomagreen) is a partnership of government agencies and utilities that assists, recognizes, and promotes local organizations, focusing on small to medium-sized consumer-oriented businesses who voluntarily operate in environmentally responsible ways. Certified participants must be in compliance with all environmental regulations and meet program standards for conserving resources, preventing pollution and minimizing waste.  Select here to download more about our new certification.

A Warm Thanks from The Ceres Project

Written by Sharon Bice on . Posted in Company News, Life on the Farm

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As part of a fundraising event recently for The Ceres Project, we hosted a “Mystery Tour” of 25 people who crawled the back roads of Sonoma County to learn, taste, and enjoy some baby goat love at Redwood Hill Farm! Thanks to Lorelei for the lovely blog post and pictures from a simply wonderful afternoon for all.

We are honored to donate probiotic kefir and yogurt to the meals program each week applaud founder Cathryn Couch, founder, for caring so deeply about local community.

Welcome to Redwood Hill Farm: Our New Website is Live!

Written by Jennifer Bice on . Posted in Company News

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We’re not getting older, we’re getting better…

Though we love our website and it has served us very well since it’s launch nearly 14 years ago, we’ve decided: it’s time for a facelift!

Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery is celebrating it’s 45th Anniversary this year and what better time to refresh and improve our virtual home, www.RedwoodHill.com?

We loved the look of our existing site, so you might not notice a big difference in the “look” as you browse through the pages. But just step inside…

It’s Golden For Redwood Hill Farm Cheeses: 2013 Sonoma County Harvest Fair Results

Written by Sharon Bice on . Posted in Company News

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Drum roll please…

Official results for the 2013 Sonoma County Harvest Fair are in! We’re thrilled to announce Redwood Hill Farm Artisan Goat Cheeses once again were awarded top honors with Three Peppercorn Chevre AND Raw Milk Feta both taking away DOUBLE GOLD awards!

For over 38 years, attending the Harvest Fair has been a tradition for both local and out of town guests. Wine and food lovers from as far abroad as South America, India and even Australia, plan their visit to Santa Rosa each October, to sample the county’s bounty. This is our local celebration of the best Sonoma County has to offer in food, wine, and beer. To be awarded top honors in a field of amazing food producers is exciting for all of us at the creamery and farm.