TILLAMOOK COUNTRY SMOKER
BAY CITY, OREGON
FOUNDED ON THE SURVIVAL INSTINCT OF ANCESTORS
As an expression of this pioneer spirit, Tillamook Country Smoker was formed more than 50 years ago, founded on this survival instinct of its ancestors. It all began when co-founder, Art Crowsly started selling his unique jerky derived from a special recipe at his meat market in Bay City. A couple of dairy farmers, Crawford Smith and Helen Gienger, convinced Crowsly to go big or go home.
THIRD-GENERATION FAMILY-RUN BUSINESS
The three joined together in a business concept they called Tillamook Country Smoker. Together they would smoke and cut the now-famous beef sticks and drive all over the coast selling them. While it took several years for the juicy, tender jerky to take off, it is now a third-generation family-run business continuing the art of making natural, wood-smoked jerky.