Reducing our ImpactSustainability runs deep at Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery – it’s just how we do business and how we have always done it. It started with the Bice family, who established Redwood Hill Farm nearly 50 years ago with the dream of going “back to the land,” and remains one of our guiding principles to this day. A large variety of sustainability practices are embedded in our day-to-day operations to help preserve our world’s natural resources for generations to come.
Our creamery runs 100% on renewable energy, powered by 2 acres of solar panels on our roof (2,548 panels to be exact). Solar power supplies 85% of our energy needs, while the rest comes from other renewable sources like geothermal and wind. This system offsets 810,840 pounds of CO2 annually, equal to saving about 110 acres of trees, or taking 54 cars off the road.
All of our packaging is designed with sustainability in mind. We use lighter-weight plastic in order to minimize its impact. Our containers are recyclable, free of BPA, BPS, PVC, and phthalates, and don’t contain chloride (which releases dioxins when heated).
We’ve also implemented extensive water saving measures at the creamery, including a system that pumps graywater to neighboring fields for irrigation. We continually take steps to make our facility more sustainable through recycling, insulation, eco-sanitizers, LED and sensor lighting, and solar-powered electric vehicle charging stations. As a certified California Green Business, we are constantly striving to reduce our environmental footprint and integrate sustainability into our core business operations.
Redwood Hill Farm was the first goat dairy in the United States to become Certified Humane® by Humane Farm Animal Care in 2005. We work closely with the other goat milk producers who give us their milk for our dairy products and they have all become Certified Humane as well.
Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery is proud to call Sonoma County home, and we’re committed to investing in our community. For over 30 years, we have supported youth and agricultural organizations, local health needs and environmental causes. Through our Community Ambassador program, we create lasting relationships with local nonprofits, providing them with sustained support throughout the years. These organizations include: Community Child Care Council of Sonoma County (4Cs), Center for Climate Protection, Ceres Community Project, Daily Acts, Food for Thought, Land Paths, Sonoma Humane Society, and Sonoma Land Trust.