Time was beef jerky was a kind of throwaway food; something you might get in a convenience store or gas station; an afterthought. Much more recently Beef Jerky has gone the Artisinal route with carefully crafted, locally sourced, responsibly made beef jerky. A great, local (to us) example of this is the Greenport Jerky Company out of Greenport, NY on Long Island. We found them at the Hallockville Museum in Riverhead where they were selling their product on an August weekend. We got the Whisky Beef Jerky which tasted like you would imagine; peppery and sweet with a nice finish. We look forward to trying the many other offerings including Black Pepper and Sea Salt as well as the Gluten Free Jerky. To see Mark and Lynn’s full blog CLICK HERE
Stay away from JERKY products that consist of highly processed, chopped, and formed meat. Unfortunately, the consumer can't tell what the beef quality is from the ingredient list. Our JERKY is hand cut into strips from whole mussel meat. Marinated or rubbed and then dried to prevent spoilage. What's is in your JERKY?
Independence Day of the United States, also referred to as the Fourth of July. Commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. Did you know the Continental Congress had beef JERKY to celebrate this monumental event? Just kidding, I made that part up! Happy 4 everyone and JERK ON!
Jerky is commonly included in military field rations. It is particularly attractive to militaries because of its light weight, high level of nutrition, long shelf life and edibility without further preparation.