National Craft Jerky Day

National Craft Jerky Day is observed annually on November 27th, and it encourages everyone to try creating their own jerky. For thousands of years, people have been drying meat to preserve it, and this tradition continues to this day. For some, this is a tradition, but for others, it’s just a fun way to make a meaty snack.

Of course, there are quite a few people who don’t know how to make jerky, and it’s for these people that this holiday was invented. This is a good day for people to learn how to make their own jerky and put all that knowledge into practice.

The History of National Craft Jerky Day

Even though we can’t pinpoint the exact date when National Craft Jerky Day was created, we do know who created it. It was created by Long Beach Jerky Co., a company that makes several varieties of jerky. We also know that it has been observed over the past couple of years and will probably continue to be observed for a few more years.

Some Meaty Facts About Beef Jerky

Since everyone reading about National Craft Jerky Day is probably a fan of this dried meat, we thought that everyone would like to learn a little bit more about this product. Below are some meaty facts about beef jerky we think everyone can sink their teeth into. Okay, enough with the puns; let’s just stick to the facts:

  • Beef jerky is high in protein, low in carbs, and relatively low in fat.
  • Beef jerky is also high in B12, zinc, iron, and magnesium.
  • Feeding the entire planet on just beef jerky would require 15-20 times the number of cows that are currently alive on the planet.

Observing National Craft Jerky Day

On this day, jerky lovers all over the U.S. are encouraged to thank local small-batch jerky makers and to try their hand at making their own. Although making jerky might seem like it would be challenging, the fact of the matter is that making this type of dried meat isn’t all that difficult.

And everything you need to know about making it can be found online. After you make your jerky, don’t forget to use the hashtag #CraftJerkyDay on social media to spread the word about it.

When is it?
This year (2024)
November 27 Wednesday
Next year (2025)
November 27 Thursday
Last year (2023)
November 27 Monday
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