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Egon Binkert and his wife Jrmgard immigrated to the United States from southern Germany in 1953, carrying his “Metzgermeisterbrief”, or Master of his Trade Certificate in his pocket. By 1964, they had started their own wholesale business in a rented building in Essex, Maryland and were admitted to the USDA inspection program that year. Early accounts were hotels, restaurants and delicatessens in the Washington DC area. When the demand for Binkerts sausages increased, my father built his own processing facility at the current location in Rosedale.
In the year 2000 at the age of 81, Mr. Binkert turned the business over to his only daughter Sonya and son-in-law Lothar. The present building houses the manufacturing plant and the retail store.
About the Logo: Our logo image depicts a girl wearing the traditional dirndl costume or “Tracht” of the Black Forest region in Germany. This area borders Karlsruhe and Stuttgart to the north and Basel and Lake Constance to the south. Her straw hat with red woolen pom-poms informs the public that this maiden is unmarried and available. Were her pom-poms black…you guessed it. Married. Hands off!
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