Country Archer Jerky Co.: Gourmet Beef Jerky

What’s not in Country Archer products is equally important as what is.  Here, we honor the intelligence of mother nature by offering deliciously healthy, gourmet meat snacks, handcrafted using responsibly sourced real food ingredients. More meat. Less bull. No junk. That’s our winning recipe!

We make healthy food for people who care enough to get things done — and we’ve been doing it for nearly forty years.  Although our jerky has been around since 1977, it’s been a bit of a hidden gem, sold mostly in roadside stands.  Our current owners, Eugene and Susan Kang, discovered it on a road trip to the Grand Canyon and enjoyed it so much, they decided to track down the original owner. A butcher by trade and artisan by craft, Celestino Mirarchi was definitely a doer. In fact, he was so busy making jerky, he couldn’t devote much time to selling it. The trio became business partners and made it their mission to share the tasty secret with the rest of the world.

Today, Country Archer’s line of healthy jerky and meat snacks are sold nationwide. And although the company has grown, we’re still paying homage to Mirarchi’s decades-old tradition by making our snacks in small batches at our California facility using healthful ingredients and protein options like grass-fed beef, antibiotic-free turkey, and pork. Whether you reach for them in your pantry, backpack, desk or lunchbox, we hope Country Archer products make it easier for you to eat healthfully, while doing the things you love.

Country Archer Products:

Country Archer Stick - Original Beef

Indigenous. Primary. One-of-a-kind. There are lots of ways to say “original.” Believe us—we brainstormed. But somehow, “First Beef Sticks” and “Unconventional Beef Sticks” didn’t roll off the tongue. And honestly, there’s no better way to describe the authentic flavor of 100% grass-fed beef. So, we went with “Original Beef Sticks.” Because in beef as in life, sometimes less is more. Certified Paleo & Keto Certified.  

Country Archer Stick - Rosemary Turkey

Despite modern advances in turkey, one problem continues to elude experts: portability. Think about it. A turkey can weigh, like, 20 pounds. That’s a lot of fresh, tender, antibiotic-free turkey meat to haul around. But now, with the advent of the Rosemary Turkey Stick, we’ve cracked the code in the hand-held poultry space. The future is now, people.  Certified Paleo & Keto Certified 

Country Archer Stick - Jalapeno Beef

Have you ever wondered, “How could Country Archer possibly enhance the deliciousness of their 100% grass-fed beef snacks?” Really? Well, have you ever been downright hangry for a pure Jalapeno Beef Stick with just enough “zing” to get you through a wicked snowboard run or a spontaneous tractor pull? Exactly. Here you go. Certified Paleo & Keto Certified.  

Frontier Bar - Cayenne Beef with Bacon

Cayenne pepper has been said to relieve migraines, speed up metabolism, and even cure snakebites. It may also be an aphrodisiac—but that’s probably just your natural mojo. Still, we recommend keeping lots of our 100% grass-fed Cayenne Beef Bars in your backpack, hip pocket, toolbox, first-aid kit, or nightstand. Because hey, you never know. Keto Certified. 

Frontier Bar - Herb Citrus Turkey

After working hard or hardly working, you deserve a Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings. But no need to make the dressing from scratch or baste a turkey every ten minutes. We’ve done the work for you, so kick up your heels and enjoy one on us. Cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie not included. Keto Certified. 

Frontier Bar - Sweet BBQ Pork

Barbecues are a very manly thing. There’s the fire. The great outdoors. The opportunity to use beer as a valid cooking ingredient. But you don’t have to be a dude to enjoy our Sweet Pork BBQ. You don’t even have to like beer. You just have to be hungry, and not feel like cooking. Sweet.  Paleo Friendly. 

 

About Country Archer Jerky Co

Eugene Kang, Co-Founder

Susan Kang, Co-Founder

Our fearless leader never has a problem keeping busy. Ironically, this avid outdoorsmen can be found most often in the test kitchen dreaming up new flavors, products and who knows what else. A recent convert to CrossFit, Eugene's love-hate relationship with burpees is ever evolving. Foodie, meat monger, serial entrepreneur... he wears many hats.

 

Susan hates waste whether that be food, money, or time. This translates to her hobbies. As an avid gardener, she gives high praise to her compost bin. In her eyes, why waste precious resources when they could be turned into black gold!

 


 

Chapter One: Charlie Does Jerky

In 1977, a butcher and artisan named Celestino “Charlie” Mirarchi started making jerky. Charlie was definitely a doer. In fact, he was so busy making jerky that he couldn’t devote much time to selling it. So, his snacks remained a hidden gem—until Eugene and Susan Kang discovered it at a roadside stand on a trip to the Grand Canyon. They loved the jerky so much they decided to track down the maker. Soon, the trio went into business together—with a mission to share their meaty secret with the world.

 

Chapter Two: Doing Things the Right Way

Slowly but surely, more and more people found Country Archer jerky, and our snacks found their way into specialty grocers and other outlets. Fans started asking for variety, and so we channeled our passion into new recipes. And while we could have taken shortcuts, we chose to go with what we know. True to Charlie’s tradition, we still craft each batch with grass-fed beef, cage-free turkey, and quality pork.

 

Chapter Three: Let's Do This

Today, we’re putting on our big-kid pants and taking our not-so-secret story nationwide. There’s still just one kitchen, although it’s quite a bit bigger now. And for doers who want to do more—and do it well—there are lots more ways to enjoy Country Archer meat snacks, and lots more places to find them. Heck, you can even order a box of bars, sticks, or jerky packs right here online. We think Charlie would be proud.

 

 

Country Archer Stick - Original Beef - Country Archer Jerky Co. - Certified Paleo, KETO Certified - Paleo Foundation
Country Archer Stick - Jalapeño Beef - Original Beef - Country Archer Jerky Co. - Certified Paleo, KETO Certified - Paleo Foundation
Country Archer Stick - Rosemary Turkey - Jalapeño Beef - Original Beef - Country Archer Jerky Co. - Certified Paleo, KETO Certified - Paleo Foundation
Frontier Bar - Cayenne Beef with Bacon - Original Beef - Country Archer Jerky Co. - Paleo Friendly, KETO Certified - Paleo Foundation
Frontier Bar - Herb Citrus Turkey - Original Beef - Country Archer Jerky Co. - Paleo Friendly, KETO Certified - Paleo Foundation
Frontier Bar - Sweet BBQ Pork - Original Beef - Country Archer Jerky Co. - Paleo Friendly - Paleo Foundation

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Where can I buy Country Archer?

Answer: You can buy Country Archer directly from our website. We are also sold in major retailers throughout the US. Use our store locator to find a location near you.

How can I follow Country Archer to learn all about new products and deals?

Answer: Join our email list by signing up in the footer of our website. You can also follow us on social media.

Can you send me a sample before I buy?

Answer: Unfortunately, we do not send out free samples.

How long does the jerky last?

Answer: Our jerky is good for one year from the date it was made. Once you open a bag, we recommend you finish it within 3 days. So far, no one has gone longer than 15 minutes with one of our bags.

Why does your jerky state that it should be consumed within 3 days of opening?

Answer: Our products should be consumed within 3 days of opening because once the bag is opened, it is exposed to oxygen and the jerky begins to dry out. You can slow this process down by refrigerating it after opening to maintain the freshness of the jerky.

What pack sizes are available?

Answer: Bars: 1.5oz bars in 1 count and 12 count sizes, Sticks: 1oz sticks in 1 count, 8 count and 24 count sizes

What is the small, white packet in my jerky bag?

Answer: This is an Oxygen Absorber. This small packet helps absorb any excess oxygen in the bag to maintain the product’s freshness. The absorber says “DO NOT EAT” on it, which means that you should not eat it.

How do I find out what ingredients are in your products?

Answer: If you click on any product on our website, there is an image of the back of our bag, which shows all the ingredients and the nutrition facts. We have nothing to hide.

Where do I find nutrition facts for your products?

Answer: If you click on any product on our website, there is an image of the back of our bag, which shows all the ingredients and the nutrition facts. We have nothing to hide.

How many calories are in your products per serving?

Answer: Bars: 120-140 calories per 1.5oz bar, Sticks: 70-100 calories per 1oz serving

How many grams of protein per serving are in your products?

Answer: Bars: 15g of protein per 1.5oz bar, Sticks: 9g of protein per 1oz serving

Are your products Paleo?

Answer: Our jerky is not paleo. But, our meat sticks are certified paleo and our bars are certified paleo friendly.

Do any Country Archer products contain MSG?

Answer: All of our products are made with no added monosodium glutamate (MSG, except for that which naturally occurs in soy sauce.

Do your jerky, bars, or sticks contain nitrates or nitrites?

Answer: Absolutely not.

Do your products contain any of the top 8 potential allergens?

Answer: Bars: Our products are manufactured on equipment that is in contact with milk, soy, wheat and tree nuts (coconut). There is no risk of cross-contamination with peanuts. Most of our recipes contain the allergen “soy” which is declared in the product ingredient statement on each package. Sticks: Our products are manufactured on equipment that is in contact with milk, soy, wheat and tree nuts (coconut). There is no risk of cross-contamination with peanuts. Most of our recipes contain the allergen “soy” which is declared in the product ingredient statement on each package.

Are your products gluten free?

Answer: Does a one-legged duck swim in a circle? Yes.

Your sticks mention lactic acid as an ingredient, what is it and is it an allergen?

Answer: Lactic acid is used as an acidifier and a stabilizer in our sticks and is a byproduct of the fermentation process. It is derived from glucose and sugars so there isn’t any milk allergen in the product. The sticks are manufactured on equipment that is in contact with milk though.

Do you make vegan jerky?

Answer: Get out.

I just ordered $1.2 million in jerky and need to talk to someone about changing/cancelling my order. Who do I contact?

Answer: Are you sure that you really want to change or cancel your order? That sounds like a dream scenario. Fine, you can reach out to us at 909-498-2628 or orders@countryarcher.com.

How do I check on the status of my order?

Answer: When you purchase a product on our site, you will receive an email confirming the order. When your order ships out, you will receive another email with a tracking number, so you can follow your meat snacks as they get closer and closer to you eating them. If you have any questions about your order, feel free to reach out to us at 909-498-2628 or email orders@countryarcher.com.

Do you offer free shipping?

Answer: Yes, on orders over $50. Otherwise it is a standard $7 flat rate.

How long will it take to receive my order?

Answer: Once you place an order on our website, you should receive it within 3-7 business days.

Do you ship internationally (outside of the USA)?

Answer: We only ship products to consumers in the USA (yes, that includes you Hawaii and Alaska).

Do you ship to APO/FPO/DPO addresses?

Answer: Ya damn right.

What do I do if my jerky is damaged or compromised?

Answer: Our jerky is crafted in small batches and individually inspected by our jerky masters. However, if you do find a defective product please stop consuming immediately and give us a call at (909) 498-2412. We will be sure to make things right.

How do I sign up to sell your products?

Answer: To sign up, click the Wholesale button in the upper right of our website and fill out the information to register. We will get back to you within 48 hours to let you know if you were approved.

Can I resell your product on 3rd party websites like Amazon or Walmart?

Answer: You may resell Country Archer products on your own website and in brick and mortar locations, assuming you comply with all local, state and federal laws. You may not however resell our product on 3rd party online marketplaces such as Amazon, Walmart, Ebay and others. Please see our Wholesale Terms & Conditions for full program rules.

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Got a question? Want to give a shout out? Yearning to see where the magic gets made? Drop us a line or drop by. There’s a big box of hairnets with your name on it.


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(909) 370-0155
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Mailing Address

Country Archer Jerky Co.
379 E. Industrial Rd.
San Bernardino, CA 92408

 

So you’re looking to sell Country Archer products in your gym, brewery, or store?

Well you my friend landed on the right page. Go ahead and create your account using the form here and we will get back to you within 48 hours with instructions on placing your first order. If you have any additional questions regarding our wholesale program, please reach out to marketing@countryarcher.com.


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About Us : 

Established in 2010, The Paleo Foundation was first organized for the purpose of improving the tolerability of the paleo diet, and to help adherents easily identify products that met its basic tenets.  Since then, thousands of products have been certified through the Certified Paleo, Keto Certified, and lab -tested Grain-Free Gluten-Free certification programs.

 


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Grain Free Gluten Free Certified LogoGrain-Free Gluten-Free: 

Grain Free Gluten Free Certified products are gluten-free and do not contain any grains of gliadin competitive residues.  All Grain-Free Gluten-Free products have undergone two rounds of audits, including lab tests, and a final review to become approved for the Grain-free Gluten-free Certified Program. 

 


 

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The ketogenic diet is a restrictive, demanding diet that can be difficult to maintain, and tolerability of the ketogenic diet is the single most important factor limiting individual acceptance for initiation.  Therefore, improving the tolerability of the ketogenic diet is crucial to preventing diet discontinuation, warranting further investigation into methods for improving palatability, improving the availability and convenience of foods that are compliant with the ketogenic diet, as well as addressing cultural and social acceptance.

The Keto Diet product market may be in a unique position to improve tolerability, especially in social and cultural environments that typically feature carbohydrate-rich “special occasion” types of foods. In 2016, the Paleo Foundation launched the world's first Keto Certified program for products with standards that were developed for adherence to a classical ketogenic diet.

 

 

 

 

 

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