Sustainability runs deep at Redwood Hill Farm– 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 over 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.
With two acres of solar panels on the roof, our creamery runs on 100% renewable energy to make our products. What we can’t get from solar, comes from wind and geothermal sources. 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 is proud to call Sonoma County, California 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), The Climate Center, Ceres Community Project, Community Support Network, Food for Thought, and Sonoma Land Trust.