Our Story

When was the last time you dug into a bagel and cream cheese without worrying? Or indulged in a cheeseburger without a smidgen of discomfort? Well, tada! The time has come. Green Valley makes a line of dairy products that is totally lactose free and the real deal.

You might wonder how we made it taste so good. Well for over fifty years, we at Redwood Hill Farm have led the charge to bring the great alternative dairy to communities across the country.

It all began in 1968 when a young Jennifer Bice moved with her family from L.A. to Sebastopol, California. The oldest of ten siblings, she found a new passion when she joined the local 4H program: A love for goats. Over the next half-century, Jennifer Bice built on her affection for these endearing animals with her pioneering farm—which became the first Certified Humane® goat dairy in the United States.

In 2010, Redwood Hill Farm set out on a mission: to create a dairy that everyone could eat. Over the years we received request after request to create delicious dairy products that those with lactose sensitivities could eat too. After 40 years of perfecting goat dairy, the perfect cow dairy was a natural (and delicious!) evolution. The Green Valley brand was born.

We kept the rich, real dairy flavor, and cut out the lactose. We kept our commitment to dairy in its purest form, and nixed the bloat. And we lost no time extending our product lines. Yogurt, kefir, and sour cream paved the way for our tasty cream cheese, sour cream, butter, cottage cheese and now cheese. The entire line of 30 Green Valley products is lactose-free, delicious, minimally processed and FODMAP Friendly certified. We make both organic and conventional products so that we can serve as many members of our lactose-free community as possible.

All of our products are sold in retailers nationwide, and the large majority of our products continue to be produced at our Creamery located in Sebastopol, California. Our creamery is powered by 92% renewable energy from solar, wind, and geothermal sources. We also operate an extensive water-saving program that uses grey water to irrigate neighboring fields. All of our packaging is designed with sustainability in mind and is made with lightweight recyclable plastic that is free of harmful chemicals.

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