A Visit to Redwood Hill Farm

by Marla on May 14, 2012 · 44 comments

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Have I ever told you how much I love my job….I mean really. Look. At. Those. Faces.

Before my visit to Redwood Hill Farm the kids and I were trying to figure out what sound a goat makes. We knew it wasn’t baaaaa, we had a feeling it might be maaaa. It was somewhere in between. I am so excited to share a visual journey of one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen…

Let’s go!

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About an hour and a half north of San Francisco in Sonoma County is the glorious Redwood Hill organic goat farm. This family own biz (since 1968) is the most idealic place to live if you are a goat…

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A chicken…

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A cherry blossom…

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Or a little girl…

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Pictured below are my pals Irvin Lin the talented creator of the blog Eat the Love. The beauty in the glasses is Sabrina from the Tomato Tart.

There is a sweet side that comes out in everyone when they embrace the delights of holding baby animals…

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The super friendly Bice family spent a few hours with us showing us around their farm. Jennifer Lynn Bice took over their family goat farm in 1978, a decade after her parents had started it.

She greatly expanded it’s offerings to include a large variety of goat milk products, beyond just goat milk. There is a wonderful selection of artisan crafted cheeses, yogurt and kefir-milk.

By wonderful I mean award winning amazing!

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Jennifer is filled with great ambition and recently launched Green Valley Organics™, the first lactose free cow dairy products to be available nationwide.

She has great passion for working the farm as do her brothers. Below is Scott.

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And here is David

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David showed us around their organic garden where we feasted on snow peas…

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And gazed upon all of the natural beauty…

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We spent time with 2 day old baby goats, yearlings and watched more mature goats grazing in the open pastures. We even got to see the goats in their little dairy getting milked. These beauties were fed rose petals while being milked. It was a spectacular sight!

The goats on the farm are treated so well. They each have fanciful names that describe their personalities and disposition. Redwood Hill Farm is the first goat dairy in the United States to be Certified Humane.

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There are many reasons why their goats are super happy.

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Have you ever had goat milk, goat cheeses or kefir?

The flavor is a bit different than cow milk cheeses and milks. Goat milk is known to be easier to digest for people who are lactose intolerant. It also has great health benefits.

We had the opportunity to sample the products at a lovely al fresco gathering.

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We nibbled on delights while the goats grazed in the nearby pasture…

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The views down valley were breathtaking too!

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If you are curious about goat milk and foods made with it, lots of questions can be answered on the Redwood Hill Farm webpage. All of their products are listed there too.

Look for Redwood Hill and Green Valley Organics at Whole Foods and healthy living grocery stores near you. You can also shop online at their store. Convenient huh!

If you happen to be in Sonoma County these great folks can give you a tour too! They have a schedule of events you can check out.

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Stay tuned….I will be sharing a super tasty giveaway with a selection Redwood Hill Farm and Green Valley Organics products in the next few weeks.

You can stay in touch with Redwood Hill Farm on their blog and Facebook.

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Have you been on any farm tours recently? Do you live on a farm ?~ lucky you if you do!

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Family Fresh Cooking disclosure: I was invited to tour Redwood Hill Farm in Sonoma County. All of my experiences and thoughts are my own opinions. I am thrilled to share them with you on Family Fresh Cooking.

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