With Summer in full swing, most people in Maplewood, NJ and the surrounding areas are hopping from barbecue to cookout on a weekly basis. While it is easy to pop a bottle of wine in your back for the hosts, why not show up with something a little more interesting? Take a trip to the Union Pork Store and pick from over 120 kinds of sausage to throw on the grill!
The Union Pork Store is owned and operated by Leszek Jablonski (his customers and friends call him Jabi), and his wife, Bozena. Their daughter, Cecylia also works at the shop. They inherited the shop from his mother-in-law in 2005, but it has been a Union, NJ fixture since 1946. Conveniently located on the corner of Morris and Liberty Avenues, the shop carries an average of 30 different types of sausage on any given day. They also offer custom cuts of meat, a variety of platters including cheeses, salamis & cold cuts – a great option for catering! You can also place phone orders, browse an shop on their website and, if you are in the nearby Bridgewater area, enjoy delivery.
Jabi and his family are from Northern Poland, and Jabi learned and fine-tuned his trade from a local German Butcher. He has developed over 120 flavors of sausage using veal, pork, goose, lamb, beef, chicken, turkey, duck, fish, and is in the process of introducing game meat into their repertoire. The Jablonskis travel all over that world, and Jabi always takes care to get inspired by the different herbs and spices from different cultures. He loves learning about the helping and healing properties of the ingredients used in different places, and incorporating them into his sausage and dry rub recipes – so when you eat a sausage made by Jabi, you know you are eating food that is thoughtfully and creatively made.
The Union Pork Store is open Tuesday-Friday from 7AM-5:45PM, Saturdays from 7AM-5PM, and is generally open the day before major holidays. Please swing by the Union Pork Store at 2702 Morris Avenue in Union, NJ to start shopping! Mention this blog post and get 10% off of your purchase from now until the end of August.
TELEPHONE NUMBER: 908 688 2628. FAX NUMBER: 908 688 2606. WWW.UNIONPORKSTORE.COM. INSTAGRAM: UNIONPORKSTORE.