August 16 is National Bratwurst Day! The bratwurst is a classic German sausage made from pork, veal, or beef. The name comes from the Old High German language – brät, meaning finely chopped meat/meat without waste, and wurst, meaning sausage. How the bratwurst is made and served differs depending on where in Germany you are. There are over 40 varieties of bratwurst from all over the country, each the tradition of the local area.
The bratwurst is not only popular in Germany, however; when Germans began immigrating to America, the bratwurst gained popularity where the Germans settled and quickly spread. It is now enjoyed across the country – we are even able to carry it here at Quaker Valley! Just call your salesperson to let them know you want it and it can be ordered just for you. You’ll need to stock up in order to celebrate the national day accordingly and prepare for Oktoberfest coming up!