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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.

Sample our Artisan Goat Cheese at Shopper’s Corner, Santa Cruz

Written by Sharon Bice on . Posted in Events

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Join Redwood Hill Farm’s Dori Schack
for a delicious afternoon of sampling goat cheese

Did you know that chèvre — fluffy, delicious, and versatile goat cheese — has only a third the calories and fat of a cow milk cream cheese? Drop by and taste three different versions of our mild, fresh artisan cheese, as well as our award-winning Camembert-inspired Camellia, at Shopper’s Corner Market — the eastside’s treasured local and independent specialty store!

Where: Shopper’s Corner, 622 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA
When: Sunday, August 10
Time: Noon — 3 pm

www.shopperscorner.com

Recipe: Chèvre Lemon Cakes with Powdered Sugar

Written by Redwood Hill on . Posted in Recipes

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This is a classic lemon cake recipe that owner Jennifer Bice has been making with her award-winning chèvre for years. Arrange your tiny lemon cakes on a pretty serving platter, dust with powdered sugar and garnish with slices of lemon. Based on a recipe from Judith Maguire, pastry chef at Lalime’s Restaurant in Berkeley, CA, this simple recipe is sure to become one of your favorites, too.

 

 

Recipe: Rosemary Honey Yogurt

Written by Sharon Bice on . Posted in Recipes

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Created for Redwood Hill Farm by Sabrina Modelle, The Tomato Tart

(TheTomatoTart.com, @thetomatotart.com, facebook.com/sabrinamodelle.thetomatotart)

I just love this simple yet elegant flavor pairing of Rosemary Honey and creamy, Redwood Hill Farm Plain Goat Yogurt created for us by the Tomato Tart, I think you will too.

The recipe calls for 24 oz. of Redwood Hill Farm Goat Milk Yogurt but as Redwood Hill Fans know, our tubs of yogurt are in the one quart size. Reserve the additional 8 oz. of yogurt for another recipe.

Very easy and satisfying…enjoy!

Recipe: Make Your Own Greek Yogurt With Roasted Rhubarb

Written by Sharon Bice on . Posted in Recipes

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Created for Redwood Hill Farm by Deb Smith, Smith Bites (smithbites.com)

Here’s a recipe for roasting rhubarb and using as a flavor add-in with Redwood Hill Farm Plain Goat Yogurt. I was excited to get this recipe as I’ve been growing fresh rhubarb in my Sonoma County garden for a couple of years now…and love using it in recipes! We hope you love it too. In addition, you can view Deb’s video for this recipe, SELECT HERE.

Enjoy!  ~ Sharon

Recipe: Scott’s “No Kidding Around” chore-time energy smoothie

Written by Nancy Lorenz on . Posted in Recipes

Redwood Hill Farm Manager Scott Bice

Where does this goat farmer get his energy?

Managing a goat dairy requires long days and stamina to keep everything running smoothly. This means getting up before dawn and working all day – and, during spring “kidding season,” into the night as well, welcoming new baby kids into the world. Where does Farm Manager Scott Bice get all his energy?

His secret weapon is his “No Kidding Around” Chore-Time Energy Smoothie.” This special concoction, featuring our wholesome goat milk kefir and Scott’s own custom nutrient-rich add-ins, will energize you in the morning and sustain you through work or play.

Recipe: Feta & Chive Sour Cream Scones

Written by Sharon Bice on . Posted in Recipes

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When we discovered Joy the Baker and these Feta & Sour Cream Scones from her website, I simply could not resist testing this recipe and sharing. I brought these little gems into the office this morning, warm out of the oven all buttery and flaky—yum! Needless to say they were gone in a flash! This is a great recipe. I used our sister-brand Green Valley Organics Lactose Free Sour Cream and fresh chives from my garden.

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!