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Country Archer Jerky Co.

Here, we honor the intelligence of mother nature by offering deliciously healthy, gourmet meat snacks, handcrafted using responsibly sourced real food ingredients.

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.

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About the Brand

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.

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. 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.


Where can I buy Country Archer?
  • 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?
  • Join our email list by signing up in the footer of our website. You can also follow us on social media.
How long does the jerky last?
  • 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?
  • 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?
  • 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?
  • 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.