We’re still feeling that summer heat during the day here in southern Ontario, but the nights are getting cooler and there’s been plenty of rain these last few weeks. If you’re getting that cozy, stay-indoors-and-chill vibe, you’re not alone — the summer-to-fall transition is definitely upon us!Read more
The last long weekend of summer is upon us, and we’re ready to have a good time. While some people are heading up to the cottage, going camping or taking part in other long weekend traditions, others are thinking about how to spend the next few days.Read more
Labour Day weekend often feels like the end of summer, even if we still have weeks of sunshine and beautiful weather ahead. It’s symbolic in a lot of ways, especially if you’ve got kids heading back to school (or are a teacher heading back to work). Labour Day might be when you close up the cottage, pack away your tents after all that summer camping, or tidy up the gardens before fall weather hits. Or maybe it’s when you have an annual BBQ with friends and family and let the good times roll!Read more
We may be in the final stretches of summer, but it’s not over yet. There are more sunny days ahead, plenty of fresh air to breathe in on a long hike, and lots of delicious meals to be enjoyed with family and friends. Now, about that — how do you feel about a picnic?Read more
We love a good BBQ on a hot summer’s day, but sometimes, you just need to cool down. You know those afternoons when the temperature is so high and the air is so humid, it feels like a sauna everywhere you go? Yeah, on those days we like to keep things cool. Here are some great heat-free dinner ideas to inspire you!Read more
If we could sum up our approach to summer cooking in one sentence, it might be eat what’s in season. Right now, that means enjoying Ontario peaches, strawberries, apples, corn, field tomatoes, and a whole lot more. Here’s a great overview of all the delicious fruits and vegetables that are in season right now — it’s enough to make your mouth water, and the perfect excuse to visit a farmer’s market this weekend! Our Stoney Creek store also carries a nice selection of local vegetables for your convenience.Read more
Food Day Canada is an annual event that honours local food, and we’re ready to celebrate. This year, Food Day Canada is happening on Saturday, July 31st — just in time for the long weekend! (By the way, have you stocked up on food for the long weekend yet? Our summer BBQ collection is a great place to start, and our premium products are always a big hit.)Read more
VG Meats is known for providing Ontario families with exceptional local beef, chicken, lamb and pork products — so exceptional, in fact, that these same products are served in a number of fine dining establishments across southern Ontario. We’re also proud to supply meat to grocers like Farm Boy and Goodness Me as well as Eataly in Toronto, satisfying the needs of customers who want the very best on their dinner table.Read more
VG Meats Expands their Brand Ecosystem to Include Olliffe. Partnership builds upon a shared commitment to their local farmers, land and communities.
Simcoe, Ontario — July 16, 2021 VG Meats, a local, family-owned business proudly serving Ontario families high-quality meat since the 1970s, has announced a new partnership between VG Meats, Rowe Farms, and Olliffe.
The weather has been all over the place this summer: hot and dry, cool and rainy, hot and humid, and everything in between. We even saw hail one day in early July! Lately, the theme of the forecast seems to be “so hot you could cook an egg on your driveway,” so you know we’re thinking about meals that help us feel nice and cool. (Sorry, slow cooker — we’ll come back to you when it drops below 25 degrees.)Read more
We love meat, but that doesn’t mean we don’t love our fruit and vegetables — especially when it’s that incredible Ontario produce. When something’s in season in Ontario, we make sure to get our hands on it and enjoy every bite! (If you don’t know what’s in season right now, use this link to find out!)Read more
It doesn’t matter where you spend the long weekend: getting some time off to relax on a summer day is always a good thing. Some of our friends and customers are heading to the cottage while others are camping or enjoying a staycation at home. One thing they all have in common? They’ll be eating delicious meals made with Ontario beef, chicken, lamb and pork from VG Meats.Read more