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SMALL BUSINESS MATTERS
PE RFORMANC E
Alpine Wurst & Meat House rises above and beyond
adversity through innovation and action
BY STEVE KRUT | meatpoult r y@sosland.com
M
The original Alpine Wurst
& Meat House operations
included a 140-seat
restaurant, which was
closed due to the fallout
related to the pandemic.
ark Eifert worked diligently in the
German specialty meat shop that his
father Klaus and his mother Ingrid
built just outside of Honesdale, Pa., in 1977. As
a teenager he spent time in Germany working
to refine his skills in crafting authentic and
traditional German meats by apprenticing in a
couple of meat plants.
When his parents retired in 2008, Mark
took over the business and focused on keeping
things running smoothly at the Alpine Wurst
& Meat House. He also was in charge of the
140-seat restaurant his parents created within
the confines of the 15,000-square-foot facility.
The meat business was not only frequented by
locals but was quite a tourist destination being
located close to New York and New Jersey.
" Things changed dramatically when COVID
hit, " Eifert recalled. " We couldn't get or keep
employees and the tourism aspect vanished
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because people were leery of traveling. We had
to close the restaurant, which is used more
for storage space still to this day. I tried to find
someone to manage the restaurant but never
seemed to find the right person. So, I turned all
my efforts to the meat processing. "
Mark's wife Gretchen continues to work
beside him. She not only tackles the secretarial
responsibilities, but assists in marketing, financial
concerns and stepping in to finish or take over
work that needs a helping hand or two. She
works alongside him and operates as his " right
hand " in most phases of the plant management,
and still finds time to make her signature
apple strudel.
STAYING TRUE TO TRADITION
Alpine Wurst & Meat House is thriving by
sticking to its traditional German roots and
recipes. Their offerings of all things wurst,
Photos: Alpine Wurst & Meat House
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