About

Hello from One Fork Farm Caramels! We are Dave and Jess Herzog, owners, operators, and general get-it-done-ers here at One Fork Farm. Yes, we run a small farm. And yes, we make caramel. Let us explain…

Our love affair with caramel began with our love of Oregon and our local community. After managing a large farm on the coast of Maine, we decided to return to our home in Western Oregon and began looking for land to put down our roots. As we began setting up our small farm in 2013, we knew right away that we would need something to do in the winter when the farm was slow. We wanted something that combined Dave’s love of cooking with our desire to support local agriculture, and that’s where caramel came in. While tinkering around with his own recipe for a caramel that wasn’t made with corn syrup to sell during the holiday season, Dave stumbled upon a raw honey-based caramel that was out-of-this-world. What started as selling to family and friends quickly grew into something much bigger, and we discovered that caramel is really the perfect vehicle to showcase the fabulous flavors of our region. Caramel is the most basic of candies, you just burn sugar and dairy to a certain temperature, right? But in it’s simplicity, it can also be a complex canvas with which to display the quality ingredients that make our caramels phenomenal.

We start by using locally-sourced Wildflower Blackberry Honey, fresh butter and cream from Willamette Valley dairies, and sea salt harvested off the Oregon Coast. But we don’t end there; collaboration and partnerships with other local food companies is integral to who we we are as a company. By partnering with other greats such as Eastside Distilling, Tea Chai Té, and Woodblock Chocolate, we can use our caramels to highlight what fabulous products our region has to offer. In 2016 we took over a century-old building in the farmland outskirts of McMinnville, Oregon and have converted it into our production facility. It’s from here that our family looks forward to continued growth, creativity, and providing you with the finest artisan caramels out there!

Thank you so much for your support!