Long weekend BBQ tips from VG Meats

Long weekend BBQ tips from VG Meats

The first long weekend of the season is finally here, and we’re ready to enjoy it! The current forecast has us feeling pretty optimistic (it’s calling for some clouds, but no rain) and our fingers are crossed for the kind of beautiful late spring weather that calls for a hammock or Muskoka chair. After all, there’s only so much yard work a person can do!

Here are some long weekend tips, tricks and reminders from the VG Meats team. We hope to see you in Simcoe or Stoney Creek this weekend!

Get ready to grill

A long weekend should be relaxed and enjoyable from start to finish, and a little planning can help you achieve this goal. Here are some tips and tricks from our team:

  • Make sure your BBQ is clean, working well, and has plenty of propane (if needed).
  • Locate and wash your outdoor dishes/glassware if you haven’t used those items since the fall. We know how they can get shoved to the back of a cupboard over the winter months!
  • If you’re hosting a BBQ or having a big family meal, make things like potato salad and coleslaw ahead of time—even the night before, if you want! This way, you can socialize, work in the garden or relax while these items chill in the fridge.
  • Consider making most of your meal outdoors to minimize dishes and maximize downtime. Grilled vegetables are always a treat, and asparagus is currently in season
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One more tip, and it’s a good one: don’t forget to take advantage of BurgerFest! When you buy a case of our 4oz regular beef burgers from VG Meats during the month of May, the cost works out to just $1.50 per patty. That’s a savings of over $20 per case on one of our most popular Ontario beef burgers.

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Victoria Day weekend BBQ favourites

Gather up your family and friends—it’s time to grill and chill this Victoria Day weekend! Here are some of our favourite products for a long weekend BBQ.

We've got even more delicious local products available in store. If you don’t see something you’re looking for, just ask! Our team is always glad to help.

See you soon

VG Meats will be open until 5pm in Simcoe and Stoney Creek on Saturday, May 18th. We will be closed on Sunday (as usual) and also on Monday, May 20th (Victoria Day). Remember, you can always place an order online at VGFarmToCity.ca, and we’ll be back to our regular hours on Tuesday.

Thanks as always for shopping local and supporting regenerative food in your community. We appreciate your business and hope you have an amazing long weekend!

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