Whalen's Horseradish was established in 1925 in Ballston Spa in Saratoga County, New York. Whalen's Horseradish continues to be the best homemade, hand prepared, coarse-ground horseradish commercially available in Saratoga and the surrounding areas.
Our horseradish roots come from a farm in the reputed horseradish capital of the United States, Collinsville, Illinois. The horseradish roots are trucked to us in 50-pound burlap bags, dirt and all, in 1000 pound horseradish root shipments.
Each horseradish root is washed, cut up, peeled and imperfections are removed--all by hand!
Due to the time and labor involved in preparing our freshly ground horseradish products, wholesale distribution of Whalen's Horseradish is limited to a very few select deli's, quality meat markets, specialty shops, and well-established restaurants in Saratoga Springs and the Capital District area. Since we do not have a retail store, our main source for distribution of our horseradish products is through Whalen's Horseradish online store, mail order, Craft Fairs, and local distributors. Our holiday and special occasion horseradish gift packs have been a big hit for those looking for an unusual and delicious gift idea.
We know that horseradish lovers will agree that our hand-prepared products will have a fresher, more pungent taste and much longer shelf life--once opened-- than our manufactured horseradish competitors. All of our horseradish products must be refrigerated to maintain their pungent taste.