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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.

Farmer’s Guild Pizza Party Tonight!

Written by Sharon Bice on . Posted in Events

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Come enjoy a slice of “Goat Local” pizza

Redwood Hill Farm’s Michelle has entered her “Goat Local” pizza topped with our fresh Chevre and Smoked Goat Cheddar at the Farm Guild Pizza Party happening during the Barlow’s Thursday Street Fair. Come by and taste our artisan goat milk cheeses topping this very special pizza.

Also enjoy music and community, vendors and fun at the Barlow’s Street Fair

Where: The Barlow Center –     6771 Laguna Park Way, Sebastopol, CA
When: Thursday, August 28  6-9 pm
Details: www.farmersguild.org

logo for sonoma county go local coopWho is the Farmer’s Guild?

We are the newest wave of farmers, ranchers, and sustainable food system advocates. With a passion for feeding our local communities, we unite to share skills, knowledge and a meal after a day in the field. Founded by farmers for farmers, we support all healthy food production by collectively striving toward the economic viability of agriculture as well as the social networks necessary to attract, cultivate and sustain a new generation ready to work the land.

 

Redwood Hill Goat Cheese tasting at Community Market

Written by Sharon Bice on . Posted in Events

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Join us at the Barlow Street Fair tonight!

Come on down to Community Market, talk goats and sample Redwood Hill’s artisan goat cheese, yogurt and kefir! Our own David Bice will be on hand to talk cultured food, pairings and everything goat during tonights Barlow Street Fair.

Community Market is Sonoma County’s worker-run, natural food store. Since 1975 they’ve provided the community with wholesome, organic food products. Over the years they have been a great supporter of family farms like Redwood Hill Farm, and we love to partner with them whenever we can!

Where: Community Market –     6762 Sebastopol Ave #100,
Sebastopol, CA
When: Thursday, August 28th  4-7 pm
More Details: www.srcommunitymarket.com

Join us For Gourmet Grazing on The Green

Written by Sharon Bice on . Posted in Events

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A benefit for the Santa Cruz Cancer
Benefit group

For the 5th year in a row, we will have the pleasure of participating in a charity event for the Santa Cruz Cancer Benefit group—in support of local cancer support and research organizations.

In an open-air setting, our own Dori Schack will be offering samples of our artisan Smoked Goat Cheddar, Traditional Chevre and California Crottin goat cheeses.

 

Where: Aptos Village Park, Santa Cruz, California
When: Noon-4 pm

Tickets for this wonderful benefit are $65 and can be purchased online via the link at www.sccbg.org/events.html#G3.

Want more details? www.sccbg.org

 

Recipe: Tropical Getaway Frozen Yogurt Parfait

Written by Sharon Bice on . Posted in Recipes

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Catch the cool, tropical breeze with this special frozen yogurt parfait made with Redwood Hill Farm Apricot Mango Goat Yogurt, topped with tropical fruits and nuts.

Nutrition Information Per Serving:

Calories 290, Fat Cal. 110, Total Fat 13g (20% DV), Sat Fat 7g (35% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholest. 18mg (6% DV), Sodium 120mg (5% DV), Total Carb. 35g (12% DV), Fiber 3g, Sugars 17g, Protein 6g, Vitamin A 7%, Vitamin C 113%, Calcium 14%, Iron 10%.

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

 

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

 

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