By Molly • Molly Walker • 

Dundee Creamery honored in Good Food Awards

DUNDEE — The chèvre made by Briar Rose Creamery of Dundee was honored in this year’s Good Food Awards competition, held earlier this month in San Francisco. The cheese had been announced as a finalist in November. 

The awards are presented for products created using responsible food production techniques and displaying superior taste. They were created through a collaboration of food producers, farmers, food journalists and independent grocers, organized by Seedling Projects.

The 99 winners were honored in a special ceremony on Jan. 18. They showcased their products in a Great Food Marketplace the following day in the Ferry Building.

Briar Rose’s chèvre was the only Oregon cheese honored. The creamery is owned and operated by cheesemaker Sarah Marcus and her husband, Jim Hoffman.

It’s the second time the creamery has been honored in a national competition recently. Earlier, the American Goat Association presented five awards to Briar Rose, including first place honors for its classic chèvre and Freya’s wheel. 

Briar Rose is located at 19231 N.E. Fairview Drive. The phone number is 503-538-4848. 



AMITY — Registration is now open for “Woodland Management ... a basic forestry short course.”It is being presented by the Oregon State University Extension Service.

The course will be offered from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the Tuesdays of March 5, 12 and 19, and April 2, in the multipurpose room at Amity High School, 503 Oak St. It will conclude with a field session running 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 6.

Topics include: Getting Started: Assessing Your Property and Site; What’s going on in Your Woods? Understanding Tree Biology and Forest Ecology; Taking Care of Your Woods: Tree Planting, Care for an Established Forest and Weed Control; and Getting it Done: Safety, Timber Sale Logistics and Laws and Regulations.

The cost is $40 for an individual participant or $50 for two participants from the same family. Pre-registration, required by Feb. 25, can be accomplished online at

For more information, e-mail or call 503-397-3462. 



The McMinnville High School Engineering & Aerospace Sciences Academy’s Parent Teacher Association will benefit from an all-day fundraiser at Ruby Tuesday, 1101 Highway 99W.

The restaurant will donate 20 percent of the proceeds from customers who present EASA fliers. Fliers may be obtained from PTA members. 

For more information, call 503-565-4201. 


Molly Walker, the News-Register’s business editor, can be reached at or 503-687-1272.

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