Harvest Market recently completed our collection of lactose-free yogurts with all four flavors of Green Valley’s certified organic and humane yogurts!
What’s in Store?
- Strawberry Yogurt – Organic strawberries add a fresh and sweet fruit flavor, which balances perfectly with the subtle tartness of this classic yogurt. A kids’ favorite, it makes a great item for school lunches and afternoon snacks.
- Blueberry Yogurt – Made with luscious organic blueberries, the tanginess of the yogurt and the sweet berries enhance and complement one another just so. Whether you like to stir-it-up or dig-in-deep, it will astound your taste buds.
- Vanilla Yogurt – Aromatic, organic, bourbon vanilla beans complement the subtle sweetness and enhance the creaminess of our yogurt. The rich, appealing taste is accented by a clean, crisp finish, which makes this yogurt one you will want to enjoy often. Whether you have lactose sensitivity or not, this is as good as real vanilla yogurt gets.
- Plain Yogurt – The plain lactose free yogurt is a natural choice for breakfast or a snack and makes a great substitute in recipes calling for sour cream or buttermilk: try it in baked goods, smoothies and desserts. Because there is no added sugar, you are invited to feel good about enjoying healthful nutrition of cultured dairy and nothing else.
About Green Valley
Green Valley’s lactose-free, organic milk journey actually began with goats. At the heart of Green Valley Creamery lactose-free dairy products is Jennifer Bice, a master cheesemaker and expert goat breeder, and her 50 year young venture, Redwood Hill Farm and Creamery — a delicious line of artisanal goat’s milk products which we also proudly carry at Harvest Market! Located in beautiful Sonoma County in Northern California, Redwood Hill Farm and Creamery was founded by Jennifer in 1968. Jennifer’s farm is populated by 300 goats, all individually named, who trot right over to her when she calls.
Out of a deep commitment to delicious dairy, which is such a beloved food in the American diet, Jennifer and her team felt inspired to create a few lactose-free cow milk products in 2010 – starting with yogurt and kefir, and later sour cream and cream cheese. When you start out with lactose-free milk, it takes a careful approach to culture it into traditional yogurt and cream cheese. That’s when Redwood’s expert knowledge of how to handle goat milk came in handy, which is much more delicate than cow milk. Green Valley works with local family farmers whose organic and humane certified dairy cows graze the lush pastures Sonoma County.
Green Valley’s Dairy Farmers
The certified organic milk used in Green Valley’s lactose-free yogurts and kefirs comes from Diamond W Ranch, a trusted Certified Humane® farm in the heart of Sonoma County, located north of San Francisco along the California coast. The family who runs the farm at Diamond W Ranch has been in dairying for generations, and the farmers take great care in raising their animals and being good stewards of the land. Their herd of Holstein dairy cows roams on hundreds of acres of rolling hills.