Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery

Jennifer Lynn Bice

Jennifer Lynn Bice has been raising goats since
childhood. In 1968 her
parents moved her and her siblings to Sebastopol and bought them goats for pets. The kids joined 4-H, raised their own goats, and showed them at the fair. Ten years later, in 1978, Jennifer took over the family farm and began producing goat yogurt and cheese in addition to milk. Redwood Hill was the first goat dairy in the United States to be Certified Humane Raised and Handled by the third-party agency, Humane Farm Animal Care. All of the dairy goats at Redwood Hill have names. They are registered purebreds, and Redwood Hill has had the National Champion goat 5 times in their career. The goats are milked in the morning and evening, averaging about 1Jennifer Lynn Bice has been raising goats since childhood. In 1968 her parents moved her and her siblings to Sebastopol and bought them goats for pets. The kids joined 4-H, raised their own goats, and showed them at the fair. Ten years later, in 1978, Jennifer took over the family farm and began producing goat yogurt and cheese in addition to milk. Redwood Hill was the first goat dairy in the United States to be Certified Humane Raised and Handled by the third-party agency, Humane Farm Animal Care.

All of the dairy goats at Redwood Hill have names. They are registered purebreds, and Redwood Hill has had the National Champion goat 5 times in their career. The goats are milked in the morning and evening, averaging about 1 gallon of milk per goat per day. The milk is turned into cheese and yogurt at Redwood Hill’s certified organic creamery using traditional, artisan methods. gallon of milk per goat per day. The milk is turned into cheese and yogurt at Redwood Hill’s certified organic creamery using traditional, artisan methods.


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Markets:Downtown Berkeley (Saturday)Season:
Year-RoundProduct: Goat milk, kefir, yogurt & cheesesFarmer's Name: Jennifer Lynn BiceMailing Address: 5480 Thomas Road
Sebastopol, CA 95472
Email: jennifer@redwoodhill.com
Phone: (707) 823-8250
Website: www.redwoodhill.comFarm Location:
Sebastopol, Sonoma County, CADistance From Berkeley:
50 milesWater Source: WellAbout the Farm:
Redwood Hill is owned and managed by Jennifer Lynn Bice. Her brother Scott manages the farm, and together they employ 3 full-time and 3 part-time year-round workers. Jennifer is proud to offer a living wage and benefits to her employees, including health care coverage. Redwood Hill also frequently hosts foreign interns, and the team is joined 1 day per week by a retired intern who loves goats.Organic Certification: Not Certified OrganicWaste Management: Waste is composted and then spread on Redwood Hill’s 9 acres of organic apple orchards and personal gardens.Acreage: 19 acresHerd/Flock Size: 200 – 350 milking doesHerding Practices: The goats have barn space and outdoor yards and come and go at will.Feeding Practices: Animals are fed a diet of 30% grain and 70% hay (free choice, available 24 hours per day). Kids are fed 100% goat milk, not milk replacer. The goats are also permitted to browse on the vines, bushes and trees surrounding their large outdoor pasture.