KEEGO HARBOR, Mich. (WXYZ) - A local couple takes an old gas station in Keego Harbor and turns it into a sausage company that has become the talk of the town.
Mark Hearn is a jeweler by trade and used to own and operate a furniture store in Royal Oak. So what is he doing with a sausage store?
“I thought, why not?” said Mark Hearn. He started redefining the sausage 12 years ago as a hobby. “I’m making sausage and giving it to friends and family and neighbors and everyone was wowing about it.”
So when the poor economy forced him to close his furniture store a year and a half ago, the West Bloomfield Township man reinvented himself with the, Keego Harbor Specialty Sausage Co. The store sells all natural sausages and meats.
“It’s never had any added antibiotics or hormones. It actually tastes like pork,” said Hearn. “So we are starting out with a good clean fresh product.”
He adds inspiration from a trip years back to Louisiana and from years of experience making recipes alongside his wife Sheri.
“Mark loves to cook and he’s great at it. We just decided this would be the perfect time to do it,” said his wife Sheri Hearn.
When they are not making meats behind the counter, they are carving up sandwiches and dishing out gumbo to the lunch rush.
Hearn is out at the store every Saturday and Sunday grilling so you can taste his products and sample them for free
“I didn’t know how others would like it, but they’re coming and they’re coming in droves,” said Hearn.
And they are eating great meats that they would have thought came from a culinary chef instead of a jeweler slash furniture store guy.
To learn more about the store, you can visit their website at: www.keegoharborsausagecompany.com
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