A better jerky for our busy lives

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Pledge: C$60.00
A case of 12 individually wrapped 30g pouches of lean beef jerky. Ginger Ambitions uses only real ginger and natural ingredients in this 'Ginger Beef' Alberta favourite. Free from added nitrates and sugar (sweetened only with Monk Fruit extract), and is grain-free, soy-free and dairy-free. Keto.
A case of 12 individually wrapped 30g pouches of lean beef jerky. Ginger Ambitions uses only real ginger and natural ingredients in this 'Ginger Beef' Alberta favourite. Free from added nitrates and sugar (sweetened only with Monk Fruit extract), and is grain-free, soy-free and dairy-free. Keto.
Pledge: C$60.00
Estimated Delivery: 2021-08-27
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Pledge: C$165.00
Uptown has teamed with F45 Fitness to offer you a free week at the gym! (more gifts to come). Buy 3 cases of Ginger Ambitions and you will receive these gifts.
Uptown has teamed with F45 Fitness to offer you a free week at the gym! (more gifts to come). Buy 3 cases of Ginger Ambitions and you will receive these gifts.
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Buy 5 cases - get a gift package + your name in a draw for over $2000 worth of prizes!!!

Buy 5 cases - get a gift package + your name in a draw for over $2000 worth of prizes!!!

Pledge: C$300.00
Buy 5 cases and you're automatically added to the draw. Get everything in the gift package (more the come) plus a chance to win a Laptop Computer from Lightning IT (worth $1200), 20 classes from F45 Legacy (worth $500), gift certificate from Pies Plus, bottle of SwearJar Whisky from Highway Liquor (must be of age of majority to receive) and more.
Buy 5 cases and you're automatically added to the draw. Get everything in the gift package (more the come) plus a chance to win a Laptop Computer from Lightning IT (worth $1200), 20 classes from F45 Legacy (worth $500), gift certificate from Pies Plus, bottle of SwearJar Whisky from Highway Liquor (must be of age of majority to receive) and more.
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Uptown, downtown, in class or on call, this boutique jerky is crafted for you. Fuel your everyday endeavors with maximum satisfaction and minimum guilt. Uptown jerky is an uncompromising snack made with 100 lean Alberta beef and none of the nonsense. Your pre-orders will get Uptown Jerky Co. off the ground and into your pocket. We will not compromise on quality and these funds will pay for the measuring equipment that guarantees the portability of this snack as shelf-stable no refrigeration is required by using this old-fashioned drying method. You will be able to carry your jerky with you, and eat it when you need it the most. At the gym, on the way to school, between meetings, during your commute .... no sugar, no soy, less salt, real ginger This equipment also means we dont have to add harsh sodium nitrates to the marinade.

Leverage for life -- leverage for living

When my mom was almost 50, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. That same year my aunt and grandmother were also diagnosed with the same. Needless to say,  my health and wellness immediately became a priority. As I approached the age that my mom was diagnosed, I opted for a preventative double mastectomy; (in other words I cut them off before they could kill me).

Saving my life

My recuperation wasn't the easiest. I was in the midst of a divorce, with two little sweethearts depending on me, furloughed from Oil and Gas, and then COVID strikes. I was in survival mode. And flailing. I needed to find a way to provide for my kids ... something that wouldn't deprive me of all my time, that wouldn't compromise my health, and how lovely would it be if I could enjoy my job too! It felt like I needed a miracle. 

AHA! Good Snacking is good business

My hustle looking for work left me exhausted and underwhelmed. I was trying to eat well and exercise, all while entertaining and homeschooling the kids. I found myself saying, 'there has to be an easier way!'. 

To keep my energy (and my mood) up I was opting for high protein snacks that I could keep with me and didn't mind feeding the kids. But I did mind. I didn't like the ingredients and realized that if I wouldn't feed it to the kids, then why would I eat it.  

And then, "AHA!". I am not the only busy female out there trying to balance, well, everything?! I'm not the only mom who wants to provide for her family without compromising her health goals. I'm not the only one who want to find a flexible work and create a productive future. I’m not the only one who wants a healthy portable snack to keep me going. And that's how Uptown Jerky Co. was born. 

I now manufacture a health-conscious, family-friendly, portable source of tasty lean Alberta beef with no sugar, less salt, all-natural flavorings and no added nitrates, so we can get on with out day and pursue our ambitions.

The bigger picture is for everyone

"Every person matters.
 Every customer is important.
 That is our unshakeable vow."

I don't want this to be just about me. I'm determined to generate employment and opportunities for as many people as possible all over Alberta. Ginger Ambitions is the first release for Uptown Jerky Co.'s in a line up of many flavours and future products.  It's also the lead-in for the Uptown Partners Program (UPP) designed to generate local opportunities in smaller communities throughout Alberta; a step 'UPP' like I needed. But first thing first. Your purchase through this BoostR funds the quality meter I need, to get production started, so I can launch UPP. Be a part of this exciting plan - and enjoy some Ginger Ambition!! 

Meet the Team

Tara Seitz

Tara Seitz

Owner Operator

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Aug 11, 2021

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New gift for rewards worth $2000!!!!

Seitz Real Estate has generously offered a free house accessment for anyone who purchases 3 cases or more, AND has donated $2000 (two THOUSAND!!!) dollars off your real estate transaction when you use him as the realtor. That $2k prize goes into the big grand prize elligible to those who buy 5 cases or more. THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!

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Jun 8, 2021
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FAQs

What am I buying, exactly?

I'm pre-selling cases of jerky. I'm using the cash-in-advance to buy a quality meter that measures Aw. Once I'm in full production, I will delivery your jerky to you.

Are you really starting this by yourself?

Yes, the business is 100% in my name without any partners or investors.

Is the jerky safe?

Yes; the ingredients, handling, processing and packaging are Alberta Health regulated and approved. I also have my Alberta Health Food Safety Certificate. The quality meter that I am buying will graduate my jerky as 'shelf stable'. Otherwise the jerky is 'refrigerate after opening' and 'consume within three days'.

What is UPP?

The Uptown Partners Program (UPP) is a partnership program designed to supply and support farmers-market & fundraising entrepreneurialism in smaller cities throughout Alberta. The idea is to create income-generating opportunities and bring flexibility and benefits to those who need it.

Where does the beef come from?

100% Alberta Beef sourced from Alberta farmers distributed by Sysco.

Is Ginger Ambitions spicy?

Ginger Ambitions does contain some chilies but is considered MILD. I'll let you know when the Spicy variation is available.

Is it Keto Certified?

No. The process for formal Keto Certification is beyond my current scope but the ingredients are keto-friendly for sure.

Is it Gluten-free Certified?

No. The process for formal Gluten Free Certification is beyond my current scope but the ingredients and ingredient suppliers come with gluten-free specifications. No other products are processed at my facility so there's no chance for cross-contamination.

Where will I be able to enjoy my jerky?

Soon! I estimate deliveries / pickups in August.
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