Business Times of Edmond, Oklahoma May 2018 - Page 8

Diane’s Signature Dressing for Salads owners Diane Moshore and daughter Brook Franklin are pictured along with the Edmond-made products. Family Helps Put Signature on Dressings BY VAN MITCHELL | PHOTOS BY KAREN MOORE D iane Moshore and her late husband Jim were sales representatives in the furniture business and traveled frequently for their jobs. When Jim was diagnosed with cancer the couple knew they would have to switch careers. The end result came via a phone call from their daughter, Brooke Franklin, who suggested that her mom start selling her salad dressing to the public. “Adversity brings out diversity,” Moshore said. “My husband and I had been sales reps in the furniture industry. At 8 May 2018 | The Business Times that point he was diagnosed with cancer. Traveling through three states just wasn’t possible anymore. We had to think of something else to do. She (Brooke) said why don’t we sell your salad dressing? I have made it ever since we got married. We decided to give it a try.” The family was joined by another daughter, Kim Sanders, in working to get “Diane’s Signature Dressing for Salads” up and running. Sanders set up booths at local farmer’s markets and Moshore and Franklin opened booths at farmer’s markets in Canton, Texas. “We started our journey, a mother and two daughters, with the intention that one day this would allow us to do for others needing a helping hand what it had done for us in a time of difficulty and tough decision making,” Moshore said. “Our daughter, Kim, started with the farmers markets and our retail team placed us with 11 stores immediately.” Moshore said her Italian salad dressing was alway a family favorite. “The recipe has been a family favorite for half of a century,” Moshore said. “Each ingredient is carefully added one at a time by our family. We have maintained the