Ferndale Market's Turkey Strips Offers a Healthy Alternative to Salty Jerky

By: Laura McQuarrie - Feb 10, 2017
References: ferndalemarketonline & startribune
These turkey snacks from Ferndale Market offer a flavorful alternative to one of the most widely recognized nonperishable meat snacks on the market—jerky.

These 'Uncured Teriyaki Turkey Strips' feature no added nitrites and nitrates, except for the naturally occurring preservatives in celery powder and sea salt. John Peterson and his wife Erica are behind the farm-to-turkey-store and describe that they worked with a local smokehouse in Ellendale, Minnesota to make the uncured turkey sticks, which need to be refrigerated. As Peterson describes, because the product is preserved with naturally occurring nitrates, "We can’t call the strips ‘jerky’ because they have a higher moisture content and are not shelf-stable."

As far as the other ingredients in the Uncured Teriyaki Turkey Strips, the Asian-inspired flavors in the turkey snack come from soy sauce, garlic and spices.