The What

Sausage Barons, LLC proudly produces artisanal, small-batch, gourmet sausages with truly unique flavors using the highest quality, all natural ingredients. Sausage Barons focuses on fresh pork sausages using sustainably raised pork, all natural (and locally sourced when possible) herbs, produce, spices, beer, and spirits. With an emphasis on unique, inspired flavors and quality, Sausage Barons hopes to enhance your appreciation for how great sausage can be! With bold recipes and high standards, Sausage Barons aims to please the adventurous palates of demanding consumers. If you like sausage, you will love Sausage Barons!

The Why

Sausage Barons aspires to elevate the humble sausage to its rightful place in gastronomic royalty.

The Who

Sausage Barons, LLC was founded by Richard Shores, Jr., a native son of Baltimore. His Uncle Steve started Baltimore Farmers Market's famous Beef Barons back in the '70's. Begun as a hobby business 7 years ago, making specialty sausages for friends, family, neighbors, and small catering events, Sausage Barons became a Limited Liability Company under the Articles of Organization of the State of Maryland in January 2014.

Richard has a B.A. in International Studies from Towson University, a M.B.A. from University of Baltimore, and a 15+ year career in the financial industry. Rich has a passion for flavor, for quality food, for craft beer, for gourmet experiences, and for creating in the kitchen. He has also benefited from having a father and uncles who grew up in the pit beef catering business and know a thing or two about proper food handling. After being laid-off from the corporate world, much encouragement from family & friends, and dragging his feet out of entrepreneurial fear for a couple years, Rich finally took the plunge and decided to make Sausage Barons "legit" in 2014.

Sausage Barons has partnered with Stanley Feder, at Simply Sausage, to produce under full USDA inspection at his facility in Lanham, MD.