Dean Findlay has been making jerky since his early teens (around 2001) for himself and friends. Once Dean started getting better at the blends and mixes, he would give them to mates at local sports clubs and sell some to friends who would gift them to partners. After a while, Dean’s extended circle of friends wanted a logo/name/different batches, etc. The Bluestone Jerky brand name was introduced in 2016. Read More
Feed The Viking’s story began on a dark and stormy night. Huddled on an icy plateau, the Icelandic Search and Rescue team had been called out to help weary hikers make their way back down to safety. A bag of American beef jerky was passed between shivering hands, and replenished, the hikers had the energy to trek back down the mountain.
Inspired by this experience, Read More
Jeff was just a hungry teenager in the 1970s when he realized his favorite on-the-go snack had the potential to be so much better. That summer, he bought a dehydrator from the county fair, and he was fascinated with the process of how the flavors intensified by using flavorful marinades during the dehydration process. Over the years, he spent thousands of hours experimenting with Read More
Stoney Point Farm Market is a family-owned and operated country farmers market with three generations and over 85 years of experience providing wholesome goods – primarily fresh cut meats, locally grown produce, and prepared food and specialty items. Plus, Stoney Point Farm Market is 50% woman-owned with an SQF Level 3 USDA facility. Read More
We are proud to announce that we have now reviewed 250 jerky brands. Typically, we celebrate milestones in increments of one hundred. To review 50 jerky makers is an accomplishment on its own. It took near seven years for us to reach 250 jerky makers reviewed. We love the jerky community, where many jerky makers tend to be hard-working, enthusiastic, and perfectionists. Read More
In 1975, two hardworking immigrants named Guenter Lotzmann and Martin Gedja had a vision of opening a meat processing plant together. With Guenters’ skill at being a butcher and Martins’ ability to sell products and drive business, the two friends felt they had a winning formula for a successful business. Martin and Guenter worked hard selling their products from the Read More