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Name of business: Uncle Fool’s
Owner: Chris Graham
How long have you been in business?
Since November 2011
How long have you lived in the area and where are you from?
I am from Jacksonville, FL and have lived in this area since 1998.
How far do you travel for the market?
Destin, approx. 20 miles.
What products do you offer?
Uncle Fool’s offers beef jerky, various BBQ sauces, mushroom growing kits, fresh mushrooms on occasion and fresh Destin grown veggies.
What makes your items special or unique?
I take great pride in our jerky. I marinate the Angus beef with simple ingredients and smoke with pecan wood. This gives Uncle Fool’s jerky a unique flavor and keeps the meat more moist than others.
Our mushroom growing kits are rather unique in themselves. You can purchase other mushroom growing kits from heath food markets, but you will pay a lot more money, and they are mass produced, not hand cared for like those you will purchase from Uncle Fool.
Our vegetables are personally cared for. I grow the vegetables for my family mainly, and bring the excess to the market. This means, I am only selling what I feed my family.
Is there anything new on the horizon? New products, seasonal items or specials?
We are always offering “seasonal” BBQ sauces. Any fruits that are in season and will pair well with meats or fish as a sauce, Uncle Fool is making it. Root beer is the flavor that we will always have at our booth, but we also other “seasonal” sauces, such as Banana Pepper, Blueberry, blackberry and watermelon.