PA's First Black-Owned Jerky Company

Yogi's Oh Yeah Jerky

About us

Yogi’s Oh Yeah! Jerky LLC makes high-quality jerky for active folks looking for a nutritious and flavorful snack for an on-the-go lifestyle. Our jerky is made from locally sourced proteins from small businesses in York County. We personally hand cut, marinate, dehydrate, and pasteurize each product to attain the highest quality standard possible. Our product has a small list of ingredients that is easily understood, a resealable pouch for freshness, and a long shelf life.

Winner of the 2023 TasteTV's International Jerky Awards

Gold Awards: Flavor, Uniqueness, Quality, and Ingredient Combinations Silver Award: Best Poultry/Fish Jerky/Non-Beef Meat Jerky Bronze Award: Texture


LAST DAYS: JULY 20, 25, AND 27. YOU'LL BE ABLE TO FIND US INSIDE PA FITNESS AT THE YORK GALLERIA STARTING AUGUST 1ST!! Come out and visit us at York's Central Market for your jerky fix! We have samples of most to taste before purchasing to help figure out which flavor is your favorite. There are so many local vendors for all of your consumer needs, from meat and produce to baked goods, wine, and perfumed oils. Nothing compares to experiencing the farmers market with ALL of your senses.

Our reason for being...

Chris "YOGI" Awkward Owner Yogi is a self-taught cook with experience in the culinary field to include employment at multiple restaurants as well as running his own catering business. He has always had a passion for creating delicious meals that satisfy even the most critical and finicky palates. Yogi started dabbling in the jerky arena to satisfy his own personal desire for a delicious product that is not only more flavorful, but easier to chew. Most jerky brands have a tougher texture that is harder to enjoy one bite at a time. This popular need has motivated him to test multiple recipes and processes that have ultimately culminated in his own take on the popular snack that perfectly combines robust flavors with a texture that won’t leave you with a sore, worn out jaw.


Stewartstown Night Market
Multiple Dates: July 19, August 2 & 16, September 6 & 20, October 4 & 18. From 4pm-8pm. Aviator Brew Hub, 18 S Main St, Stewartstown, PA 17363
Stars and Bars Family Fun Day
August 10. 10am-4pm. 341 Yorkana Rd., Hellam, PA 17406.
Dauphin County Jazz & Wine Festival
September 7 & 8 from 4pm-9pm at Fort Hunter Park, 5300 N. Front St., Harrisburg, PA.
3rd Annual ETown Fall Fest: A Makers Market
September 14. 10am-4pm. Etown Fairgrounds, Elizabethtown, PA. Rain Date if necessary: September 15.
Strine's Family 1st Annual Pepper Festival
September 20-22, 2024. Steam-O-Rama Grounds: 1673 Manor Rd, Windsor, PA 17366. Friday: 11-5. Saturday: 10-4. Sunday: 10-4. Hot sauces, peppers, spicy food, craft vendors, games, food trucks!
Hanover Diversity Festival
September 28. 11am-5pm. Location to be determined. FB Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/399527929271870
October 12. 12pm-5pm. York Memorial Park Complex, 941 Vander Ave, York, PA.
York Gun Show
October 26th from 9am to 5pm. October 27th from 9am to 3pm. York Fairgrounds Trans Memorial Hall
Small Biz Bonanza
November 30th from 9am to 2pm at Double Barrel Roadhouse, located at 3290 Cape Horn Rd., Red Lion, PA 17356
Holiday Market on the River
December 1. 10am - 3pm. John Wright Restaurant. 234 N Front Street, Wrightsville, PA 17368. FB Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1417558439105831
The flavor will make you say "Oh Yeah!"

Jerky Care Label

In case you were wondering...

In our company, we strive to use high quality ingredients and pass along low costs to our customers. Each of our products is made with locally-sourced proteins that are hand cut, not pressed and processed. Being a small company getting its start, there are some limitations. Variety of sizes being offered is one of them due to packaging expense. However, our customers would like to have the option to buy a smaller size than our original 1/2-pound packaging. In response, we've recently added the 1/8 pound pouch so that our customers have the option to purchase what fits in their budget. Yogi's jerky is competitively priced with the top 10 most popular jerky brands of 2023 as outlined in this price comparison chart.

Fun Jerky Facts

~Jerky is a snack loved by ASTRONAUTS. 1996 marked the first sighting of beef jerky in space as it provides a concentrated source of protein and is easily transported. ~JUNE 12th is national jerky day ~Why is jerky so EXPENSIVE? Because there is only a 50% yield from the raw purchased protein. Beef is approximately 60% water and the dehydrating process shrinks it in size and weight. It takes 2.5 pounds of beef to yield 1 pound of jerky. It ramps up the cost and investments, but the result is pure, concentrated beef flavor in a single bite. ~Jerky pairs well with WINE. Our RK Spice options go well with a sweet Riesling to help cool the heat and a Cabernet Sauvignon would pair nicely with all of our beef jerky flavors. ~Beef jerky offers NUTRITIONAL VALUES of Vitamins B-6 and B-12, Iron, and Potassium.

It's not just a snack...

Jerky is super versatile as a culinary ingredient and can be used in every day recipes to help kick the flavor up a notch. Here are a few ideas: ~Deviled egg topper ~Add to fried rice ~Add to kimchi during preparation ~Soups/Ramen noodles ~Charcuterie board addition ~Use to thicken sauces ~Jerky stuffing ~Add to roasted brussels sprouts ~Add to your breakfast omelet or savory oatmeal ~Add to your pasta prep process ~Sweet & savory protein bar ~Use as a sushi filling ~Use as a dumpling filling ~Bloody Mary topping ~Crumble over a salad Why not burritos? Here's a recipe to try... https://www.rickbayless.com/recipe/burritos-with-spicy-shredded-jerky/

Customer Reviews

Jessie Bernstein
Oh my yum! Just went to this market by my house off the NCR Trail and I have to give Yogi's Oh Yeah Jerky LLC a shout out! I personally cannot stand jerky, but I may have been convinced today by this Veteran & Black owned Pennsylvania jerky business. Like, the meat melted in my mouth and was not leathery like most. Ok, go check them out!
LaQuinn Thompson
The only brand of jerky I'll ever eat is Yogi's Oh Yeah Jerky LLC!! All the other ones you see in stores can't even come close! If you're looking for ACTUAL real flavorful jerky (beef, pork, salmon, turkey, and bacon) be sure to check out Yogi's Oh Yeah Jerky! The best around! You can catch them at Penn Market or order yours online at https://yogisohyeahjerky.com/. Let them know that BEAST MODE sent you 😎💪🏾 #gobeastmode #jerkylove #jerkytime #ohyeah #TheBEASTFam
Bodega Raw
#RandomThought.....if you haven't tried the Salmon Jerky from Yogi's Oh Yeah Jerky LLC then you owe yourself a trip to the Penn St Market asap
Tipsy Boar BBQ
best jerky around! the quality is amazing..flavor and texture is on point! highly recommend to grab anything from this local company!
Justin Garriss
Best jerky you can buy. The quality of the meats is 200x better then store bought jerky.
Julie Mcgill-Kopp
That jerky was the best :-) I loved it!
Andy Gonzalez
The RK Spice is my favorite. Sweet with a lil heat!!
DeAnna Denmyer
I have sampled many varieties. My favorites are the salmon, bacon and the MOJO. I highly recommend. Once you try theirs there is no going back to store bought. The prices are very reasonable.
Ashleigh Marie
MOJO was sooooo good! Hands down some of the best jerky I’ve ever had. Full of flavor!

Contact Us

Come visit our stand at York's Central Market or pickup your online orders at our Home Kitchen location!
Central Market Address
34 W. Philadelphia St., York, PA 17401 Home Kitchen Address 88 W. Maple St., Wrightsville, PA 17368
Market Hours
T/Th/Sat: 10:00 AM — 2:00 PM Home Kitchen Hours M/W/F: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM CLOSED SUNDAY

Internationally Recognized

2023 Winner of TasteTV's International Jerky of the Year Awards