In 1952, Rex and Nancy Brinkman purchased the present location, a few miles south of Findlay, Ohio, with the intention of making a living, raising and processing turkeys and retailing them. In 1975, the farm incorporated and the cannery operation was started.
The cannery processes turkey, chicken, beef, pork and other related food products. The workers in the cannery hand pack the cans to produce the finest product to be found in the region. We insist on using only quality lean meats for our canned products. Our canned goods are distributed in Ohio, primarily in the northwest. We are currently trying to market our product throughout Ohio and into surrounding states. Brinkman products are shipped throughout the continental U.S. to repeat familiar customers as well as an ever-increasing new customer base.
Our products are a convenient product to have on the shelf for fast, flavorful meals. They need no refrigeration until opened and they have a long shelf life of 3 to 5 years, if stored in a cool dry area. Great for camping and recommended by sailing seminars for supplying provisions for your personal cruising needs. Custom canning is also available for many meat products, including fish and deer.
Rex Brinkman always had a keen interest in flowers, decorating the road front every year with some beautiful landscaping. In 1980, he expanded his interest in this field by building a greenhouse.
In 1985, a fire destroyed the turkey processing plant. Turkey production was later stopped and the Brinkman’s went elsewhere to find a superior product to connect with their name. In 1990, a large farm market was built on the east side of Findlay, Brinkman’s Country Corner. This market has an extensive meat department with the finest products available. The market also has Brinkman’s home grown vegetables, their fine canned products, a yummy bakery and deli department and a glorious greenhouse. Fall is a busy time with the pumpkin patch, FFA fruit & canned meat sales and preparing for the holiday turkey rush.
Both Rex and Nancy have since passed and their sons continue to manage the corporation. Three grandchildren hold some top management positions in the cannery and greenhouse production.
Brinkman’s Turkey Farms, Inc. today includes produce, cannery, farm market, greenhouse and grain farming. If we have enjoyed any success it has come about by selling only the finest quality products possible and supporting our local community. We enjoy the work we face each and every day.