With Election Day just days away and debates between “donkeys” and “elephants” heating up, Redwood Hill Farm, is shining a spotlight on goats – the unsung heroes of dairy. Redwood Hill Farm, the award-winning producer of America’s first and favorite goat milk yogurts and kefirs.
A vote for the goat dairy my parents founded in 1968 is a vote for sustainability, humane animal care and healthy, natural dairy products of the highest quality,” said Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery Owner Jennifer Bice, who lives with her award-winning herd on the family’s solar powered goat farm, which was the first Certified Humane® goat dairy in the U.S. “Consumers contact us every day sharing stories of how they enjoy our delicious, easy-to-digest goat dairy products, and we are excited to reward their support and creativity with our ‘Vote Goat’ campaign.
It's fun and easy and everyone who votes has a chance to win a year's supply of goat goodies during Redwood Hill Farm's 45th anniversary in 2013. Voting goat is as easy as 1-2-3:
- Like Redwood Hill Farm's Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Redwood-Hill-Farm-Creamery/77974801817
- Click on the Vote Goat event (top right of RHF's Facebook page) to join the Vote Goat and post about your favorite goat yogurt or what new or existing flavor you'd most like to try: Apricot Mango, Blueberry, Cranberry Orange, Strawberry, Vanilla, Wildflower Honey, Plain or X?. Be creative and have fun with your posts – whether that means posting ‘an ode to goat yogurt’ poem or story, getting your family or pets involved, sharing/tagging a photo or under one-minute video. Just by posting you will be entered into a drawing for the chance to win a year's supply of goat goodies and other daily and weekly prizes between now and Election Day Nov. 6
- Download your free "Vote Goat" badge at http://basno.com/s/Vote_Goat and share it on Facebook, LinkedIn and/or Twitter
Why vote goat? To start, it’s the most consumed milk in the world. According to Registered Dietitian Tamara Duker Freuman, here are three good reasons why:
Goat’s milk is naturally lower in lactose than cow’s milk, making it easier to digest for people who are mildly lactose intolerant.Goat’s milk dairy is as good of a source of calcium—if not better—than cow’s milk dairy. According to the USDA’s National Nutrient Database, one cup of goat’s milk actually has about 18% MORE calcium than an equivalent serving of cow’s milk.Unlike other calcium rich foods, goat’s milk actually seems to enhance iron absorption.Choosy Moms Choose Goat Milk for their Kids and her Spotlight on The Other White Milk - Here's Looking at You Kid!
One of the most difficult aisles to shop, I am told again and again by my clients, is the yogurt aisle,” said Freuman, who specializes in digestive health and food intolerance in her private practice in addition to blogging on those topics for US NEWS & WORLD REPORT’s eat + run health page. “As a dietitian, I educate my patients to recognize that the vast majority of yogurt options available are junky, processed foods high in sugar that most people are better off avoiding. Redwood Hill Farm’s goat milk yogurts, on the other hand, are all natural and minimally processed. The goats are never given growth hormones, routine antibiotics or genetically-modified feed, nor are pesticides or herbicides used anywhere on the farm. This helps ensure that the milk they produce is as wholesome and as untainted as possible.”
The Vote Goat campaign coincides with the introduction of eight new lids appearing on 6-oz cups of Redwood Hill Farm goat yogurts nationwide featuring personal messages from Owner Jennifer Bice pictured with her beloved goats.
Redwood Hill Farm products, which received nine awards at the Sonoma Country Harvest Fair earlier this month, are available nationwide at Whole Foods Markets and other natural foods and specialty grocers nationwide. To find these award-winning products at a store near you, visit: redwoodhill.com/store or shop online at redwoodhill.com/shop.
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