After preparing his sauces and marinades for family and friends for a number of years,
Ken Van Allen decided to take his delicious concoctions to the marketplace. What
started as a small operation in 1996 has grown steadily over the last few years that
now distributes product all over the country. Beef jerky was added to the line about
a year after the sauces and marinades were introduced and took off immediately for
O.K. Foods takes its name from the 8th President of the United States, Martin Van
Buren who was born and lived in Kinderhook, New York, a quaint little village in
the Hudson Valley about 18 miles south of Albany, the State Capital. He was known
as Old Kinderkook in a popular slogan during his election bid for another four years
in the White House.
Popular with hunters and non-hunters alike, OK barbeque sauces and meat marinades
compliment meats such as venison, beef, pork and chicken. The beef jerky makes for
a tasty treat while hunting wild game or anytime.
For those people lucky enough to live in Columbia County, New York, OK Foods will
cater parties, picnics, BBQs or any special event with down home cookin’. The Roast
Beef is famous and the ribs are incredibly delicious. For those who don’t, gift packs
are available so that you’ll have everything you need to make your next BBQ or picnic
a memorable one.