Kestin's Corner - We're more than a brand, we're a family.

Kestin’s Corner

Hempler’s isn’t just a Brand, it’s a family…
    …and not just any family, it’s my family.

There are living, breathing people who interact daily to make the ham, bacon, and sausages that many have grown up with over the past nearly 80 years. Times have changed, it’s no longer my Grandfather, Father and me hand twisting the sausages- true! However my father and I are involved each and every day. And I am more passionate about our humble family (company) than perhaps ever before.

Food in general is a passion of mine. Combine food with family — or any person, for that matter — and I have all I need! I love to connect with people over food, reminisce about favorite memories with them (which, let’s face it, usually involve food), and dream about the future (again, food is always in there). C’mon, you have to admit you have already thought about a favorite meal you can’t wait to make or order sometime this week and have made plans with family or friends, right? That’s what I’m talking about! In this time, when a million different options are available to us for any one thing we could possibly need, don’t you go with the familiar option? The one you know and trust? I do!

That said, I’m so glad you’re here! Let’s connect! About food. About family. About life. I want to share with you what the Hempler family is all about. I want to share my story, my memories, and my hopes for the future with you. And I’d love to hear from you too!

What is Landjaeger?

We make a variety of protein snacks, and our Landjaeger seems to always get lumped in with our pepperoni. Between the similar packaging and its ability to keep without refrigeration, many people tend to assume they’re one and the same. However, Landjaeger is its own...

Thank You, Mr. Hempler

At Hempler’s we’re more than just a company. We’re a family. And recently our family had to say a very hard good-bye. Richard “Dick” Hempler passed away on April 4th. To say he’ll be missed is an understatement - his legacy here at Hempler’s can hardly be put into...

15 Glaze Ideas for Your Holiday Ham

We love the savory goodness of delicious ham, but a glaze can take it to the next level. Whether sweet, spicy, or tangy, a glaze adds an extra layer of flavor that perfectly complements the rich, salty ham. So if you’re looking for classic flavors or something with a...

Seven St. Paddy’s Day Recipes Featuring Bacon

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up soon, and we’re not ones to pass up the opportunity to celebrate a holiday with delicious food. So in the spirit of “everything’s better with bacon,” here are some recipes you might want to try! Irish Beer Cheese Soup from A Spicy...

Introducing Hempler’s Beef Jerky

Yes, you read that right. We’ve launched a brand-new line of beef jerky that we know you’re going to LOVE. With three varieties available packed with flavor and loaded with protein, we’ve got the perfect solution for your mid-afternoon snack attack. Love a bit of...

Re-Introducing Our Cherrywood Smoked Vintage Bacon

There’s truly something to be said about not messing with a good thing, and at Hempler’s we strive every day to carry on our family’s original vision of quality ingredients and small-batch crafted authenticity. It’s in that spirit that we’re excited to announce we’ve...

How to Carve a Ham – Boneless, Bone-in, and Spiral Sliced

Hempler’s is proud to offer a full array of delicious hams for your holiday table - including Black Forest, Honey Cured, uncured, boneless, bone-in, spiral sliced, and the Fred Meyer Flame Crafted Ham. But you eat with your eyes first, so to make sure your...

Hempler’s Sources Ingredients from Local PNW Businesses

Hempler’s has deep roots here in the Pacific Northwest, and we take a lot of pride in the quality of our products. Because of our commitment to only bring you the best, we’ve worked hard to build relationships with other local businesses in the region that are...

The Art of Making Hempler’s Pepperoni

At Hempler’s we pride ourselves on the quality of the products we bring you, and the history and heritage behind them. Our pepperoni is no different - and crafting it is truly an art. Today we’re taking you behind the scenes to explain the essential elements that make...

Oktoberfest: History and Traditions

Everyone knows that Oktoberfest has German roots, but few people know the history behind the annual celebration that is now replicated worldwide. With our Hempler’s heritage dating back to the 1800’s in Borken, Germany, Oktoberfest naturally holds a special place in...

What is Landjaeger?

We make a variety of protein snacks, and our Landjaeger seems to always get lumped in with our pepperoni. Between the similar packaging and its ability to keep without refrigeration, many people tend to assume they’re one and the same. However, Landjaeger is its own...

Thank You, Mr. Hempler

At Hempler’s we’re more than just a company. We’re a family. And recently our family had to say a very hard good-bye. Richard “Dick” Hempler passed away on April 4th. To say he’ll be missed is an understatement - his legacy here at Hempler’s can hardly be put into...

15 Glaze Ideas for Your Holiday Ham

We love the savory goodness of delicious ham, but a glaze can take it to the next level. Whether sweet, spicy, or tangy, a glaze adds an extra layer of flavor that perfectly complements the rich, salty ham. So if you’re looking for classic flavors or something with a...

Seven St. Paddy’s Day Recipes Featuring Bacon

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up soon, and we’re not ones to pass up the opportunity to celebrate a holiday with delicious food. So in the spirit of “everything’s better with bacon,” here are some recipes you might want to try! Irish Beer Cheese Soup from A Spicy...

Introducing Hempler’s Beef Jerky

Yes, you read that right. We’ve launched a brand-new line of beef jerky that we know you’re going to LOVE. With three varieties available packed with flavor and loaded with protein, we’ve got the perfect solution for your mid-afternoon snack attack. Love a bit of...

Re-Introducing Our Cherrywood Smoked Vintage Bacon

There’s truly something to be said about not messing with a good thing, and at Hempler’s we strive every day to carry on our family’s original vision of quality ingredients and small-batch crafted authenticity. It’s in that spirit that we’re excited to announce we’ve...

How to Carve a Ham – Boneless, Bone-in, and Spiral Sliced

Hempler’s is proud to offer a full array of delicious hams for your holiday table - including Black Forest, Honey Cured, uncured, boneless, bone-in, spiral sliced, and the Fred Meyer Flame Crafted Ham. But you eat with your eyes first, so to make sure your...

Hempler’s Sources Ingredients from Local PNW Businesses

Hempler’s has deep roots here in the Pacific Northwest, and we take a lot of pride in the quality of our products. Because of our commitment to only bring you the best, we’ve worked hard to build relationships with other local businesses in the region that are...

The Art of Making Hempler’s Pepperoni

At Hempler’s we pride ourselves on the quality of the products we bring you, and the history and heritage behind them. Our pepperoni is no different - and crafting it is truly an art. Today we’re taking you behind the scenes to explain the essential elements that make...

Oktoberfest: History and Traditions

Everyone knows that Oktoberfest has German roots, but few people know the history behind the annual celebration that is now replicated worldwide. With our Hempler’s heritage dating back to the 1800’s in Borken, Germany, Oktoberfest naturally holds a special place in...