Our Legendary, Local Ingredient Partners

A few reasons why our mouthwatering meats are so dang good

Our mission is to handcraft premium, artisanal smoked meats with a relentless focus on flavor, exceptional animal care standards, and respect for the land. When it comes to choosing ingredient partners for our products, only the highest quality will do.

Sourcing locally is a more sustainable way of doing business because it encourages biodiversity, contributes fewer carbon emissions, and helps support our local economy. Plus, it always comes back to finding ingredient partners that care about flavor and standards as much as we do.

Lucky for us, New England is rich with authentic flavors and food practices. Take a gander at some of our local ingredient partnerships.

north country smokehouse bacon

Mac’s Maple

Most of our bacon and ham products are infused with a one-of-a-kind brine, consisting of maple syrup, sugar, and salt. We only work with 100% wood-fired maple syrup sourced from Mac’s Maple, a family-owned operating just 16 miles from our smokehouse. We infuse the meat with a sweet brine before the smoking process begins, a process that ensures our customers are getting the most tender products with consistent, evenly distributed flavor that inspires fierce loyalty from meat-loving humans. Case in point? Our Organic Applewood Smoked Bacon.

vermont cheddar sausage

Vermont Farmstead Cheese Company

There’s one part of New England quite well known for its cheese—the kind of cheese that you want to drop into just about every meal. Well, Vermont’s only a few miles from here. For our Jalapeno Cheddar Sausage and our new VT Cheddar Sausage, we were looking for that perfectly custom-crafted cheddar cheese with a precise melting point. Vermont Farmstead Cheese Company, known for its fresh artisanal selection, delivered a match with rich flavor and impeccable quality. As for the cheese you can never get enough of, we’ve folded it right into our sausages, so you’ll get it in every single bite.

harpoon ipa bratwurst

Harpoon Brewery

We wanted a brat with depth and breadth, infused with hints of an aromatic IPA that produces an unreal experience for your tastebuds with every bite. 20 minutes south of here, our friends at Harpoon Brewery—well known for their arsenal of brews—deliver an IPA that is the perfect partner for our beer bratwurst. It goes beyond yum and into that oh-my-goodness-I-could-eat-this-forever realm of otherworldly food experiences that you’re not likely to forget.

Working with great local partners is a bonus, but at the end of the day, if the flavor is flat, the texture is off, or the quality of the food doesn’t make you break out in song, it doesn’t really work.

We’re here to make it easy to enjoy the flavor you crave without sacrificing quality or integrity. This, friends, has been a glimpse at how we do it.