History of Hahn's of Westminster:
It all began over 100 years ago (1896) when William F. Myers of Pleasant Valley, Carroll County, Maryland established his meat packing business. The plant was originally located at the corner of Liberty and Green Streets in Westminster, Maryland. He would carry his meat products by train to Baltimore where he’d use a wagon to deliver them around the city. His business grew from there.
Meanwhile, back in the Valley, two of William’s daughters married two boys from Pleasant Valley. Their names were Joseph and Norval Hahn. Mr. Myers’ had a thriving business and decided to help his new son-in-laws by getting them started in a meat packing business of their own. In 1918 Hahn’s of Westminster was founded.
In 1948, Henry F. Redmer Jr. was recruited from the National Biscuit Company by his cousins at Hahn’s to help sell their meat in Baltimore. Mr. Redmer had grown up in Baltimore and knew a lot about the area, but not too much about the meat business. However, he knew how to work and set up an advanced sales system. He would take orders all day from customers and then each evening race to the train station dodging trolley cars to make it in time to send the orders by train to Westminster. The men in the plant packed the orders that night and loaded them on Hahn’s trucks to be delivered the next day in Baltimore.
Much has changed over the years. Mr. Redmer saw the business grow and by the time his children started working in 1968 they were delivering to customers from Virginia, Washington D.C., all the way to Southern Pennsylvania. In 1981 the Redmer family’s cousins who owned Wm. F. Myers & Sons decided to retire. At this point Hahn’s acquired their business and continued to service their customers and produce their recipes. The Redmer family owned and operated the business until 2006 when they sold the business to one of their employees.
The new owner, Ed Ladzinski, has over 30 years working in all aspects of the meat business. His knowledge and proactive ideas has allowed Hahn’s to grow in leaps and bounds. However, even with this growth Ed has kept true to the ideals that Hahn’s is known for…the finest quality products, traditional recipes and loyalty to our customers. Ed maintains a close relationship to the Redmer’s to ensure that the Hahn’s tradition is NEVER lost.
We owe most of our success to our employees. With their experience and devotion to quality we have been able to keep up with an ever-changing market.
Some things, however, don’t change. We still only use the highest quality, premium cuts of meat to begin our traditional process of trimming, grinding, slicing, seasoning, curing, and smoking. We still use many of the same recipes that Wm. F. Myers used over a century ago!
We support local businesses.
You can get items from spicy BBQ sauce to local honey.
See below for information on items that we carry.
About Pork and Beans Store:
Located in rural Carroll County, Maryland our store is a must stop for visitors (bring your cooler) and a favorite for locals. Our friendly atmosphere and the delightful smells are very enticing for first time visitors and have become a comfort for our many regulars.
As you park your car you will smell the mouthwatering scent of hams and bacon in our smokehouse, plus the delicious smell of our many specialty coffees mingling together once you walk into the store.
At Pork and Beans we offer a large selection of Hahn's quality meats, many varieties of coffee beans (fresh roasted right in the store), delightful teas, and tea accessories. We also offer a variety of local products such as honey, jams, and barbecue sauces and create your own gift packages as well. Take a look around and we are sure you will find something!
Our specialty is our freshly ground and roasted coffees. We offer it by the pound, half pound or by the cup. We also have sampler pots and perfect pots – a great way to try them all!
Take the time to stop in and see all that we have to offer – we think you will be pleasantly surprised!
Visit Vicki and Val and experience the aroma of freshly roasted coffee and the friendly atmosphere. We have many items available in the store, including:
Hahn's famous hams, bacon and other meats.
Fresh roasted coffee available by the cup, pound or half.
Must try our heaping deli sandwiches.
Gifts, coffee cups, tea mugs and sets.
Local honey, Jam and preserves.
Pickles, salsa, bbq sauce, toppings and marinades.
Our product offerings change frequently, so please stop by or give us a call and check on or specials.
We fresh roast, 100% Arabica beans from all over the world including South America, Central America, Hawaii and Africa.
We use the exclusive Swiss Water® process to decaffeinate our coffee. The SWISS WATER® process is a 100% chemical free coffee decaffeination process that results in great tasting decaf. Most other processes use chemical solvents, like methylene chloride, to decaffeinate coffee beans. Conversely, the SWISS WATER® process uses only water when removing caffeine, producing water processed decaf coffee.
We offer our coffee by the half pound, pound or by the cup. We offer whole bean or we can have it ground for you at the store. We accept telephone orders *call ahead and we will have it ready for you to pick up at the store. You can also order online and have it shipped as well.
PORK and BEANS at HAHN's of WESTMINSTER
We are now offering heaping sandwiches featuring our famous Hahn's meats. Come in or call ahead at 410.848.4200
to place your order for quick pick up. Limited area,free delivery available for orders of two or more sandwiches. Menu Here.