In my continuing series of Organizations that “Get It,” I would like to profile the good folks at Oregon Dairy. This is a third-generation diversified beef-dairy farm located in Lititz, PA. The farm, owned and managed by the Hurst family, also has a grocery store, retail store, and family restaurant. Their food is known as pure Pennsylvania Dutch and because of the abundant farmland, Oregon Dairy has the freshest produce, meats, cheeses, and awesome ice cream! Oregon Dairy is a family favorite, and more recently an environmental leader, for many of those living near Lancaster, PA.
In 1952, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hurst purchased a farm located along Route 272 in Manheim Township. They had a dream of serving their neighbors and friends by selling fresh products from their farm. A number of years later, after their family of ten children were raised, the Hurst’s dream became a reality. In 1974, they built and operated a small dairy store from which they sold fresh milk, eggs, and produce. A few years later the Hurst Family decided to build a new store, which was completed in 1979.