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I was recently at Sobeys buying some groceries which included chicken breast and ground beef. At the till, the cashier went to individually bag the two different kinds of delicious meat before putting them in a larger bag that had an assortment of other groceries. I said to her “You could probably just toss those into a bag with everything else.” to which she replied “I can’t, not supposed to.”

My question is, what could really happen if meat was not individually bagged? I get that the packaging for the meat might come loose and leak, but how likely is that? I have never had an issue before with leaky meat packaging, and the only other things often put into a bag with meat are cereal boxes, milk containers, canned goods, or maybe fruits and vegetables that generally have their own individual bags anyway.

My rational is that when I go home, I immediately take the meat out of the bags and put it in the freezer. Then what? The bags are too small to really do anything else with, so they just end up being trashed. I am sure mostly everyone else is of fairly like mind. Obviously putting food in the same bag as rat poison is a little extreme, but what is wrong with all perishable food in one bag, boxed or canned foods in another, and cleaners/deodorants in another. I would at least like the choice to say no to wasting more bags than necessary…

Beef Jerky is an addiction that many people share. Fortunately, there are many cattle ranchers in Alberta, and as such, the Medicine Hat area has no shortage of fresh jerky that is vacuum sealed.

Taylor and I both share this addiction, so a few months ago we took up the task of finding out the best places to get jerky around Medicine Hat and compiled the following list:

Premium Sausage is a locally owned meat store located in Seven Persons, Alberta (about 15 minutes out of Medicine Hat on Highway #3). They have both beef jerky and pork jerky, although the beef is a little stringy, but the pork is exceptional. Apart from jerky, they have a wide selection of meats, baked goods, and the business functions as a General Store of sorts for the Seven Persons community and surround. My previous post on the Premium Sausage store can be viewed here.

Sobeys is a grocery store in town and has some of the best beef jerky in town. They stock three flavours: Regular, Peppered and Teriyaki, all of which are very good.

Mike’s Meats is a locally owned meat store located on Foundry Street in Medicine Hat. Their beef jerky is top notch and I have been back there numerous times. Apart from jerky, they are much like any other meat store, carrying an assortment of meat products.

Reg’s Homestyle Meats & Deli Ltd is a locally owned store located along Sierra Drive SW in the Southridge area of Medicine Hat. They have beef jerky, although it is pre-packaged, and sometimes deer jerky. Along with this, they have a lot of frozen meat-goods, ice creams, drinks, and a deli. Reg’s is a regular stop for me and Taylor, not for the jerky, but because their deli makes the best sandwiches ever.

Medicine Hat Farmer’s Market is, as title says, a market for farmers. They come and sell their wares, a lot of which includes jerky and other meat. Most of the attending farmers who raise cattle have their own style of processing jerky that vary in type (Angus and Deer being notable) and flavour. The Farmers Market is without a doubt the place to go for the biggest selection of jerky in town. Vaughn did a post on the market in the Spring and can be viewed here.


Medicine Hat Meat Traders is a local business in Medicine Hat that processes and sells natural meat. Their “Dang Good Jerky” is just as it says, dang good! They have different kinds of jerky and is by far one of the best in town.

Check out our previous MHMT post.



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