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February 10, 2013

business news in brief

NORMAN — Local farmer donates fruit trees

Norman resident Susan Bergen, owner of PeachCrest Farms, has been supplying fresh produce to schools across Oklahoma through the statewide Farm to School program since 2008. This month, Bergen and PeachCrest Farms, in conjunction with OKC Beautiful, give students a new place to reach for fresh fruit with the donation of apple and pear trees to Oklahoma City metro schools. PeachCrest is supplying 44 locations with fruit trees. Schools were offered a minimum of four trees and a maximum of 12.

Both the apple and pear trees reproduce through cross pollination. A group of four trees includes three of one variety and one of another. The apple and pear varieties were specifically selected for their ability to thrive in current conditions.

Hiland Dairy

honored

Quality Chekd Dairies selected Hiland Dairy Foods Company of Norman as one of four finalists competing for the 2013 Production Excellence Award, which recognizes the best single plant for dairy production quality excellence.  

“Our team works diligently day in and day out to ensure safe, quality products throughout our plant,” said General Manager Randy Richison. “Being named a finalist for the Production Excellence Award tells us we are doing the right things.”

Selection criteria for the Production Excellence Award include the results of the evaluation of their plant’s process and systems for assuring product quality, and monthly laboratory test scores. Quality Chekd, a member-owned organization of independent dairy processors, will announce the winner at its 2013 QCS Leadership Conference taking place April 21-24 at the Hilton Riverside Hotel in New Orleans.

Panera Bread supports 2-1-1

On Feb. 11, 2013, 2-1-1 Oklahoma will celebrate National 2-1-1 Day in partnership with Panera Bread across Oklahoma. For every heart shaped cookie purchased on Feb. 11, Panera Bread will donate 50 cents to 2-1-1 Oklahoma which is operated statewide by two local nonprofit agencies, HeartLine and the Tulsa Community Service Council.

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