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When it gets this hot, we do everything we can to keep our homes cool and comfortable—and that means leaving the oven and stove top off as much as possible. Nobody needs extra heat on days like this! Grab an ice cold drink, fire up the BBQ and keep those high temps outside.

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Traditional Father’s Day celebrations often include a backyard BBQ—a great idea, if you ask us! Here are a few thoughts ahead of the weekend—we hope to see you in our Simcoe or Stoney Creek retail location soon.

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With Father’s Day coming up in less than two weeks, we’ve got steak on our minds. But we’re also thinking about the World Butchers Challenge, which will be taking place in Paris, France in March 2025. While the competition is almost a year from now, planning is already well underway.

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Between the May long weekend, these gorgeous late spring days, the delicious Ontario produce we’ve been enjoying lately and plenty of home-cooked meals cooked on the BBQ, it’s beginning to feel a lot like summer here in southern Ontario. June is just days away and by this time next month, we’ll be enjoying the Canada Day long weekend. There’s a lot going on in the interim—here are a few tips and reminders to help you get ready for summer. We hope to see you in Simcoe or Stoney Creek soon!

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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!

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However you celebrate, VG Meats has everything you need for that delicious Mother’s Day brunch or dinner. Here are a few Mother’s Day notes from our team—we hope to see you soon!

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May is a busy time of year for a lot of families, and also for the VG Meats team. Between our work on the farm, in our retail shops and in the community, there’s a lot going on at the moment! Here are a few highlights we wanted to share with customers.

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VG Meats is pleased to carry applewood smoker pellets and wood chips from Furtado Farms. Here what you need to know—please visit us in store or contact us to learn more about these awesome products!

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We talk about Ontario beef a lot because it’s something we’re passionate about—a key part of producing high quality, delicious, regenerative products right here in your community using holistic management. You’ve also seen us get excited about Ontario pork and poultry, plus all of the incredible locally-sourced snacks, condiments and more we offer at our retail locations in Simcoe and Stoney Creek. But there’s another awesome local product we haven’t talked about much lately: Ontario lamb.

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If you’re ready to stock up your fridge and freezer with amazing local products that are perfect for grilling, VG Meats is the place to go. Here’s a shopping list to help get you started—for personalized recommendations from our butchers or the rest of our local food-loving team, please give us a call or speak to our staff in store. We look forward to seeing you!

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Bayfield Provisions is a boutique granola bakery that started in the village of Bayfield, Ontario and now has a location in Toronto. This awesome supplier crafts high quality, deeply flavoured, small-batch granolas that are made fresh weekly using local gluten-free oats, local maple syrup, extra virgin olive oil and lots of good-for-you nuts, seeds and fruits.

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Easter weekend is here! It’s been a very busy couple of weeks on the farm and in our retail locations as we prepare for the holiday, but no matter how busy it gets, we are feeling gratitude above all else.

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