Our History

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  • 1987 – Founded by Andrew Hamsher in Orrville, Ohio; First produced apple dumplings from single, local restaurant
  • 1988 – Growth prompted a move to larger facility at 229 West Market Street in Orrville
  • 2005 – Homemade pumpkin rolls were added to the lineup
  • 2006 – 2007 – Expansion was needed to accommodate growth
  • 2009 – Facility renovation to increase efficiency to meet product demand
  • 2013 – Achieved SQF Level 2 certification
  • 2016 – Acquired by Country Maid, Inc. of West Bend, IA
  • Today – The Dutch Country brand lives on with products distributed and sold across the United States in hundreds of retail grocery stores.