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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!

Hempler’s Sausages and Hot Dogs Available at Lumen Field

Are you heading to Lumen Field this season to catch a Seahawks game? We're proud supporters of our local team and Hempler's products are even available at the stadium! We have branded kiosks where you can grab our Double Smoked Sausage or Beef Franks. And if you can't...

Hempler’s Chicken Skewers are the Dinner Solution You’ve Been Waiting For

Last year we launched a brand-new product to our Hempler's line-up - seasoned chicken breast skewers! In case you haven't had the chance to try them out yourself, we thought we'd take the opportunity to introduce you to this fantastic dinnertime solution. Our chicken...

Seven Next-Level Sandwiches

Sandwiches have gotten a bad reputation as a boring, sub-par, and low-effort meal option. And, sure, you can throw a piece of lunchmeat between two slices of bread and call it a sandwich. But here at Hempler's, we don't do anything half-heartedly. When we talk about...

Mariners Drive-Thru Opening Day Event

Between our "Hempler's Doubles" campaign, producing the official smoked sausage of the Seattle Mariners, and collaborating on fun community events, we've enjoyed a great partnership with our local team for several years now. We were excited when this baseball season...

All Your Easter Ham Options from Hempler’s

Ham is the centerpiece at Easter dinner. Hempler's offers some of the highest-quality options around and there's something for everyone. Here's your complete list of Easter ham options from Hempler's! Boneless Whole Hams Old Fashioned Whole Ham Honey Cured Ham Black...

How to Make Bacon Roses

Bacon roses are the perfect surprise for the bacon-lover in your life - and they're way easier to make than you think. Here's how: You'll need: Bacon Toothpicks Fake roses Rimmed baking sheet Rack (optional) Instructions for Bacon Roses: Roll full strips of bacon from...

Hempler’s Supports Make-A-Wish Alaska & Washington with Mariners Doubles

For the past few years we’ve run a “Hempler’s Doubles” fundraising campaign with the Seattle Mariners. We committed to donating $50 to Make-A-Wish locally for each double hit by the Mariners over the course of a season – and in 2019, they hit it out of the park. By...

Top 10 Facebook Posts of 2020

It's always fun to look back on the year and see what you guys were into on our social media pages. Turns out, you all love bacon, you love sandwiches, and you love supporting our community. We knew we liked you! Here's our countdown of the Top Ten posts on our...

Your Holiday Ham Options From Hempler’s

Are you planning your Christmas dinner menu? Don't forget the ham! Hempler's offers some of the highest-quality options around and there's something for everyone. Here's your complete list of ham options from Hempler's. Boneless Whole Hams Old Fashioned Whole Ham...

We Love Meals on Wheels!

Meals on Wheels does fantastic work for seniors in our community. This year has been especially difficult for many, and Meals on Wheels has stepped up their game. In 2020, they have averaged nearly 12,000 meals EACH MONTH to homebound seniors in Whatcom County. Most...

Hempler’s Receives Housing Hero Award from Lydia Place

At Hempler's, we are passionate about our community. For the past 80 years we have been humbled to have received their support, and we consider it a privilege to be able to support our neighbors in return. We have enjoyed a partnership with Lydia Place in Bellingham...

Hempler’s Supports “No Child Sleeps Outside” Campaign

There is a crisis in our community and it's only grown bigger with the COVID-19 pandemic. Families are struggling to maintain their housing after losing their jobs. Layoffs. Closures. Parents unable to go to work because their children are remote schooling and...

Make-a-Wish Foundation’s “WOW: Wonder of Wishes”

We've been long-time fans of the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Make-a-Wish Alaska & Washington helps grant wishes to critically ill children in our home community, and we love finding ways to support the important work they do. They are currently in the midst of a...

Lions and Tigers and Bears – Oh My!

Our local law enforcement officers have difficult and varied jobs. They do a lot of community outreach and crime prevention to keep our neighborhoods safe, but the sad fact remains that they also work with people and families in crisis. Often children are involved in...

Make Your Thanksgiving Stuffing with Hempler’s Chorizo

Thanksgiving is nearly upon us, and it seems there are two distinct approaches to this food-centric holiday: 1) Those who hold staunchly to their family's traditional recipes 2) Those who view it as an opportunity to try fun or fancy new dishes As food lovers to the...

Ten Pumpkin-Inspired Recipes for Fall

Fall has arrived, and if you’re like us, you’re craving all the seasonal comfort foods. One of the biggest players this season is pumpkin, so today we’ve rounded up ten of the most decadent fall foods we could find featuring the seasonal star combined with our...

Recipe Inspo: Hempler’s Chorizo Burgers and Bear’s Breath Ketchup

Hempler's has deep roots here in the PNW, so we feel a kinship when we come across other local food brands. And we absolutely love it when we stumble across brands that complement our own product line. So when we were given the chance to sample Bear's Breath Ketchup...

Golf Fundraiser Supporting Folds of Honor

For the past five years we’ve participated in a local golf tournament supporting Folds of Honor, and not even a global pandemic could keep us from returning this year. We teamed up with our local PNW food cousins Fletcher’s and Isernio’s and did what we do best - feed...

Fun with the Mariner Moose at Children’s Hospital!

We’ve enjoyed a fun partnership with the Seattle Mariners for quite awhile now, so when we were asked to accompany the lovable Mariner Moose on a visit to Children’s Hospital to thank the frontline healthcare workers, we packed up a load of pepperoni sticks and hit...

Spoil Dad this Year with his Favorite Hempler’s Products

Wondering what to get the dad in your life for Father’s Day? Put together a custom gift basket of his favorite Hempler’s products! You can even surprise him with some things he’s never tried before. This will be one Father’s Day gift that he’ll never forget.  [gallery...

Supporting the Helpers in Our Community

There are so many people on the front lines of this fight, keeping our community safe. When we heard about the logistics and personnel involved in the Unified Command/Emergency Operation Center of the Department of Emergency Management and the Public Health Department...

TRY THIS: Homemade Spaetzle!

Our story began in the 1800’s in the Hempler’s family sausage kitchen in Borken, Germany. Though things have changed over the years, we still find a great deal of identity in our European roots. It shows in our family’s holiday traditions, dishes at our potluck...

To Our Neighbors and Employees During This Time

At Hempler’s, we love our community. We know that our customers put their trust in us to provide them with safe, healthy, nourishing food and we feel the weight of that responsibility even more profoundly right now. We also feel a deep sense of gratitude that our...

Creative Ways to Connect with Family This Easter

Easter dinner is shaping up to look very different this year compared to years past. With social distancing mandates in effect and an “all hands on deck” emphasis to stop the spread of COVID-19, Easter will consist of intimate home dinners and celebrations instead of...
Hempler’s Sausages and Hot Dogs Available at Lumen Field

Hempler’s Sausages and Hot Dogs Available at Lumen Field

Are you heading to Lumen Field this season to catch a Seahawks game? We're proud supporters of our local team and Hempler's products are even available at the stadium! We have branded kiosks where you can grab our Double Smoked Sausage or Beef Franks. And if you can't...

Seven Next-Level Sandwiches

Seven Next-Level Sandwiches

Sandwiches have gotten a bad reputation as a boring, sub-par, and low-effort meal option. And, sure, you can throw a piece of lunchmeat between two slices of bread and call it a sandwich. But here at Hempler's, we don't do anything half-heartedly. When we talk about...

Mariners Drive-Thru Opening Day Event

Mariners Drive-Thru Opening Day Event

Between our "Hempler's Doubles" campaign, producing the official smoked sausage of the Seattle Mariners, and collaborating on fun community events, we've enjoyed a great partnership with our local team for several years now. We were excited when this baseball season...

All Your Easter Ham Options from Hempler’s

All Your Easter Ham Options from Hempler’s

Ham is the centerpiece at Easter dinner. Hempler's offers some of the highest-quality options around and there's something for everyone. Here's your complete list of Easter ham options from Hempler's! Boneless Whole Hams Old Fashioned Whole Ham Honey Cured Ham Black...

How to Make Bacon Roses

How to Make Bacon Roses

Bacon roses are the perfect surprise for the bacon-lover in your life - and they're way easier to make than you think. Here's how: You'll need: Bacon Toothpicks Fake roses Rimmed baking sheet Rack (optional) Instructions for Bacon Roses: Roll full strips of bacon from...

Top 10 Facebook Posts of 2020

Top 10 Facebook Posts of 2020

It's always fun to look back on the year and see what you guys were into on our social media pages. Turns out, you all love bacon, you love sandwiches, and you love supporting our community. We knew we liked you! Here's our countdown of the Top Ten posts on our...

Your Holiday Ham Options From Hempler’s

Your Holiday Ham Options From Hempler’s

Are you planning your Christmas dinner menu? Don't forget the ham! Hempler's offers some of the highest-quality options around and there's something for everyone. Here's your complete list of ham options from Hempler's. Boneless Whole Hams Old Fashioned Whole Ham...

We Love Meals on Wheels!

We Love Meals on Wheels!

Meals on Wheels does fantastic work for seniors in our community. This year has been especially difficult for many, and Meals on Wheels has stepped up their game. In 2020, they have averaged nearly 12,000 meals EACH MONTH to homebound seniors in Whatcom County. Most...

Hempler’s Receives Housing Hero Award from Lydia Place

Hempler’s Receives Housing Hero Award from Lydia Place

At Hempler's, we are passionate about our community. For the past 80 years we have been humbled to have received their support, and we consider it a privilege to be able to support our neighbors in return. We have enjoyed a partnership with Lydia Place in Bellingham...

Hempler’s Supports “No Child Sleeps Outside” Campaign

Hempler’s Supports “No Child Sleeps Outside” Campaign

There is a crisis in our community and it's only grown bigger with the COVID-19 pandemic. Families are struggling to maintain their housing after losing their jobs. Layoffs. Closures. Parents unable to go to work because their children are remote schooling and...

Make-a-Wish Foundation’s “WOW: Wonder of Wishes”

Make-a-Wish Foundation’s “WOW: Wonder of Wishes”

We've been long-time fans of the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Make-a-Wish Alaska & Washington helps grant wishes to critically ill children in our home community, and we love finding ways to support the important work they do. They are currently in the midst of a...

Lions and Tigers and Bears – Oh My!

Lions and Tigers and Bears – Oh My!

Our local law enforcement officers have difficult and varied jobs. They do a lot of community outreach and crime prevention to keep our neighborhoods safe, but the sad fact remains that they also work with people and families in crisis. Often children are involved in...

Make Your Thanksgiving Stuffing with Hempler’s Chorizo

Make Your Thanksgiving Stuffing with Hempler’s Chorizo

Thanksgiving is nearly upon us, and it seems there are two distinct approaches to this food-centric holiday: 1) Those who hold staunchly to their family's traditional recipes 2) Those who view it as an opportunity to try fun or fancy new dishes As food lovers to the...

Ten Pumpkin-Inspired Recipes for Fall

Ten Pumpkin-Inspired Recipes for Fall

Fall has arrived, and if you’re like us, you’re craving all the seasonal comfort foods. One of the biggest players this season is pumpkin, so today we’ve rounded up ten of the most decadent fall foods we could find featuring the seasonal star combined with our...

Golf Fundraiser Supporting Folds of Honor

Golf Fundraiser Supporting Folds of Honor

For the past five years we’ve participated in a local golf tournament supporting Folds of Honor, and not even a global pandemic could keep us from returning this year. We teamed up with our local PNW food cousins Fletcher’s and Isernio’s and did what we do best - feed...

Fun with the Mariner Moose at Children’s Hospital!

Fun with the Mariner Moose at Children’s Hospital!

We’ve enjoyed a fun partnership with the Seattle Mariners for quite awhile now, so when we were asked to accompany the lovable Mariner Moose on a visit to Children’s Hospital to thank the frontline healthcare workers, we packed up a load of pepperoni sticks and hit...

Spoil Dad this Year with his Favorite Hempler’s Products

Spoil Dad this Year with his Favorite Hempler’s Products

Wondering what to get the dad in your life for Father’s Day? Put together a custom gift basket of his favorite Hempler’s products! You can even surprise him with some things he’s never tried before. This will be one Father’s Day gift that he’ll never forget.  [gallery...

Supporting the Helpers in Our Community

Supporting the Helpers in Our Community

There are so many people on the front lines of this fight, keeping our community safe. When we heard about the logistics and personnel involved in the Unified Command/Emergency Operation Center of the Department of Emergency Management and the Public Health Department...

TRY THIS: Homemade Spaetzle!

TRY THIS: Homemade Spaetzle!

Our story began in the 1800’s in the Hempler’s family sausage kitchen in Borken, Germany. Though things have changed over the years, we still find a great deal of identity in our European roots. It shows in our family’s holiday traditions, dishes at our potluck...

To Our Neighbors and Employees During This Time

To Our Neighbors and Employees During This Time

At Hempler’s, we love our community. We know that our customers put their trust in us to provide them with safe, healthy, nourishing food and we feel the weight of that responsibility even more profoundly right now. We also feel a deep sense of gratitude that our...

Creative Ways to Connect with Family This Easter

Creative Ways to Connect with Family This Easter

Easter dinner is shaping up to look very different this year compared to years past. With social distancing mandates in effect and an “all hands on deck” emphasis to stop the spread of COVID-19, Easter will consist of intimate home dinners and celebrations instead of...