DeBunk Deli Meat. Understand Label Claims.

There’s nothing better than a well-made sandwich, loaded up with all the good stuff. The perfect condiment, maybe a slice or two of cheese, and most importantly, stacked high with delicious ham or turkey. We believe in going beyond “good” and stand behind our commitment to quality by crafting the best tasting organic deli meats available, in the best possible way.

Label claims can be confusing and make picking the best for your family a real challenge. Our advice to you? Look for third-party certifications on your labels - they substantiate the claims being made. When you see them, you know the farms are being audited for things like GMOs and animal welfare, and you can be confident that you’re bringing the best taste and quality into your kitchen.

Certified Organic

The certified organic symbol on our Black Forest Ham, Oven Roasted Turkey, and Sugar-free Applewood Smoked Ham tell you definitively which standards are being met. Certified organic approval means our farms are proven free from GMO’s, pesticides and synthetic additives. Organic regulations also require foods to be free from preservatives, artificial colors, flavors or dyes. Simply put, we start with real food, and hand-craft artisanal recipes using spices and a thick cloud of smoke to enhance the natural richness of the meat.

North Country Smokehouse Sugar Free Organic Deli Ham

Certified Humane Raised & Handled

When you see the Certified Humane Raised & Handled icon on our organic deli meats, it means our food comes from farms that prioritize animal welfare. What does that mean exactly? We’re glad you asked. Our farms provide access to shelter and resting areas, and plenty of room for roaming and engaging in natural behaviors. We never use antibiotics or added growth hormones - EVER. We proudly display the Certified Raised and Handled logo on our deli meats as a symbol of our respect for livestock and the land.

North Country Smokehouse Organic Deli Meat Plate

Slow Smoked

Okay, so you’re not going to see a fancy third-party seal for this one. If one existed, we’d certainly hold the title. Ever wonder how we get that signature smokiness North Country is known for? Our secret is this. We slow it down.
Way down.

Our business has evolved over 3 generations, each building on the passion and experience of the one before. What have we learned in all our years crafting small batch recipes? The quality of our products relies on 3 things: Time, patience and persistence.

We smoke our meat lazily, for hours on end. We don’t add artificial smoke flavor or speed up the process for the sake of making more. We take it low & slow, and we never compromise. The difference is reflected in the deep, rich flavor of our meats. You can see (and taste) the time and attention we put into every batch.

North Country Smokehouse Organic Deli Meat Plate

So, there you have it. Next time you’re standing in front of the deli case searching for better-for-you food choices to fill your lunchbox – it will be easy to find flavorful alternatives you can feel good about. You can choose products that deliver all the taste you crave in your sandwich and feel confident your meal has been made with care. You know your stuff