As a kid, Matt Levey earned money mowing lawns, shoveling snow and working lemonade stands.
Those experiences served him well. Today he owns Field Trip. That’s the red-hot producer of healthy, protein-rich jerky, in flavors ranging from beef, chicken, turkey and pork to jalapeño, cracked pepper and everything bagel.
They’re in 50,000 retail outlets nationwide. Field Trip is served on Jet Blue and United Airlines.
They’ve got only one store, though. It’s connected to their world headquarters on Post Road East — right across from Design Within Reach.
Levey would love to see kids in his home town — future entrepreneurs, who will create the next Field Trip (though hopefully not in the jerky industry) — put down their phones and video games, go out and earn money.
Anyone can do it. So he’s offering everyone an incentive.
If you’re still in school, and you make money doing something, head down to Field Trip. Matt will give you a “buy one, get one” deal on anything in the store.
This coming week — school vacation — is a perfect time to do it.
Just show proof of what you’ve done with a photo on (uh oh) a cell phone.
(Field Trip is at 153 Post Road East, Westport.)