Greenport Jerky Company gets ready to launch

Greenport Jerky Company's black pepper sea salt jerky (Credit: Greenport Jerky Company)
Greenport Jerky Company’s black pepper sea salt jerky (Credit: Greenport Jerky Company)

Thick, meaty, chewy and full of flavor, Greenport Jerky is about to become the North Fork’s latest specialty food.

A fan of the art of drying meats, Vincent Macchirole of Greenport has been making his own beef jerky for years. Now he and his wife, Carolyn, have developed their own jerky line.

“We’ve been making jerky in a little smoker and we also have a dehydrator,” Vincent said. “We played around with different flavors and gave them to our friends.”

Recently the Macchiroles sold their boat repair and marine services business Gateway of Flanders and were ready for the next phase in their lives.

The couple is making their beef jerky with a wholesaler in the western region of the U.S. who specializes in drying meats. Together they’ve created 11 different flavors that will be sold under the moniker “Greenport Jerky Company.”