Dundee creamery's Chevre Honored

The Briar Rose Creamery’s classic chevre goat cheese has been honored as a finalist in the Good Food Awards. The finalists include 182 selected food products from 31 states, chosen from among 1,366 entries.

The top 100 will be anounced in a black-tie ceremony in San Francisco on Jan. 18. It will be followed by a Good Food Awards Marketplace, where winners offer their  products for sampling and purchase.

Oregon had 22 finalists this year, second only to California’s 43.

The Good Food Award press release said that the finalists rose to the top in blind tasting and showed the ability to clearly articulate how they fit the criteria of environmental and social responsibility.

“We are so excited that our chèvre is receiving such accolades,” said Briar Rose Cheesemaker Sarah Marcus.

The Dundee creamery was the only finalist in the Pacific Northwest in the cheese category. The same cheese recently won blue ribbon honors in the American Dairy Goat Association’s National Cheese Competition.

For a complete list of finalists, visit www.goodfoodawards.org/good-food-awards-finalists-2012. To contact Briar Rose, call 503-538-4848. 



Christina Hardin has joined the staff  at Mr. Eddie’s salon, 1207 N.E. Tenth St., as an esthetician.

Hardin has 18 years of experience in skincare and waxing services. She and her husband, who works for Intel in Hillsboro, relocated to the area from the Midwest.

For more information, contact Hardin at 971-261-7942 or Mr. Eddie’s at 503-474-2616. 



Priority Footware will provide free education about footware products for diabetics from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, in the main building at Parkland Senior Community, 3121 N.E. Cumulus Ave.

Priority, an approved Medicare supplier, will also offer products for sale. For more information, contact Toni Hixon at toni.hixon@reveraliving.com or 503-435-1499. 



The McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce is promoting the Holiday Christmas Concert with the Humlies from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at First Presbyterian Church, 390 N.E. Second St.

Tickets are $10 for adults, which includes a free Wine Country Christmas CD, and $5 for children 5-12. Those 4 and under are free. 

For more information, call 503-472-6196. 



A fundraising Workout of the Day event is slated to run 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, to raise money for Make-a-Wish of Oregon. It will be held at McMinnville Crossfit, 800 N.E. Eighth St., Suite 10. 

Thirty-minute workouts will be featured. Participants can stop in any time.

Donations will be taken at the door. All proceeds will go directly to Make-a-Wish.

For more information, call 619-997-0195.



The McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce has a greeters set to run 8 to 9 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at Buchanan-Cellers, 855 N.E. Fifth St.


Molly Walker, the News-Register’s business editor, can be reached atmwalker@newsregister.com or 503-687-1272.

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