When we met this entrepreneurial #foodartisanofalberta, we knew she would make a great #AlbertaCaresPackage partner. Meet Tara Seitz of @uptownjerkycompany.
When Tara’s mom was almost 50, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. That same year her aunt and grandmother were also diagnosed with the same cancer. It was then Tara’s health, and wellness immediately became a priority. As She approached the age that my mom was diagnosed, I opted for a preventative double mastectomy.
It was a difficult journey that was compounded by a divorce, raising two little ones, being furloughed from the oil and gas industry and of course, the pandemic.
She was looking for a way to provide for her kids that wouldn’t deprive her of all her time and wouldn’t compromise her health. Then it came to her. She had been eating high-protein snacks to keep her energy and mood up. She also wanted something she wouldn’t mind feeding her kids. And Uptown Jerky was born.
Uptown Jerky makes charcuterie-style, health-conscious, allergy-conscious jerky from tasty and lean Alberta beef. Uptown Jerky is delicately flavoured with natural ingredients, cut into bite-sized pieces and packaged in a portable resealable pouch.
You can find Uptown Jerky’s Ginger Ambition in our Alberta Cares Package Energy Snacks box. This box is perfect for getting your team through zoom purgatory or when settling in for a night of Netflix.
Ginger Ambition is also available through the Uptown Jerky website and at small retailers around the province.
Check uptownjerky.ca for a location near you.