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Duncan Nebraska’s Dorothy Lynch cultivated from family tradition

Dorothy Lynch Salad Dressing

A family recipe grows into regional distribution product

Dorothy Lynch Salad Dressing, born in the heart of Duncan, Nebraska, embodies both Midwestern flavor and tradition. In the 1940s, Dorothy Lynch, a local housewife, crafted her iconic dressing in her kitchen, blending a unique combination of tomato, sweet, and tangy flavors. Little did she know that her creation would become a culinary treasure enjoyed by generations. What began as a humble homemade recipe quickly gained popularity among family and friends, eventually leading to its production and distribution throughout the region.

For Platte County, having Dorothy Lynch originate from its soil is more than just a culinary accomplishment; it’s a source of pride and heritage. The tangy, sweet dressing has become a staple on countless kitchen tables, not only in Nebraska but across the nation. Its presence in homes symbolizes a connection to the rich history and community of the Midwest. With each pour of Dorothy Lynch, families share both a delicious meal and a piece of tradition.

The story of Dorothy Lynch is one showing the power of innovation and the importance of preserving heritage. What started as a homemade dressing in a small Nebraska town has evolved into a household name loved by millions. As it continues to meet kitchen tables and inspire new generations of cooks, Dorothy Lynch remains a symbol of the spirit and flavor of the Midwest, ensuring that its legacy will live on for years to come.

If you are interested in learning more about Dorothy Lynch or would like a tour of their facility, please contact the Columbus Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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