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Another long weekend is here, and we’re celebrating with some amazing new additions to our online store! After all, we want you to eat well and enjoy your downtime as much as possible. We’ve got new summer bundles, your favourite store-made prepared dishes and all of your VG Meats favourites from chicken and steak to hot dogs, burgers and sausages. We hope you’re hungry - we sure are!

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While the COVID-19 pandemic is an ongoing issue that’s still active around the globe, we’ve already been able to learn from it by looking back at the past few months and seeing where societies succeeded and failed. Fortunately, things are going fairly well here in Ontario at the moment - a trend we hope to see continue - and we are able to enjoy many of the things that make our home so great. Read more
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You love ground beef. We love ground beef. Honestly, who doesn’t? It’s a classic, versatile dinner ingredient that works in everything from pasta sauces and chili to tacos, burgers and shepherd’s pie. It’s easy to cook, great value and best of all - delicious!

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When you smell chicken on the BBQ, it feels like summer. It’s true: no matter where you are or what you’re doing when you smell that delicious BBQ on the breeze, your mouth is going to water and you’ll be ready for a bite of something good. But what, exactly? Chicken is so versatile, the possibilities are endless. Here are a few ideas for three easy and delicious chicken dinners that taste like summer.

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With Canada Day just behind us, we’ve officially entered prime cottage season. You may even be at your cottage right now, soaking up an extra long weekend in the sun! If that’s the case, we hope you’re enjoying your downtime and cooking up some delicious meals with your family. There’s nothing like enjoying a juicy burger on the deck after a long day of swimming, boating and lying in the sun! You might even want to jump in the lake again after dinner. (That’s basically the same as showering, right?)

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Canada Day is almost here, and we’re ready to kick back with our favourite cold drinks, a delicious BBQ and some classic Canadian music on the radio (The Hip, Arkells, City and Colour, Blue Rodeo, The Guess Who, Sloan, Metric and more - plus a few rounds of Patio Lanterns for good measure). It’s time to relax and enjoy the holiday while celebrating the incredible country we call home! Read more
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With just days to go until Father’s Day, the four of us VG brothers are thinking about some of the many ways fatherhood has impacted our lives. First, there are all of the lessons we learned from our father, Wayne Van Groningen, who has been a leader not only in our family but also in the family business. Secondly, all four of us have been blessed with children of our own - a wonderful brood of next generation VGs that keeps on growing!

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There’s just over a week to go until Father’s Day and if you haven’t planned your celebratory meal yet, now’s the time. Our retail locations in Simcoe and Stoney Creek are open for business and if you order online over the next couple of days, you can still get home delivery before Father’s Day weekend. Here’s a list of delivery locations, fees and other important details. Remember, delivery is FREE on all large orders!

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We’re officially into June now, which means a few things: school (er, home learning) is almost over, summer is so close we can taste it and Father’s Day just a couple of weeks away! What better reason to fire up the BBQ and grill something delicious? Here are a few suggestions to help get you started.

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Canadians have been spending a lot of time at home lately, and that means a lot of home cooking. You may be loving this time to experiment with baking homemade bread and testing new recipes, or you might be totally over it and bored with the same old dishes week after week. If you’re in the latter category, here are a few easy switch-ups that will make your favourites new again.

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If you haven’t been outside yet, go open your front door and take a good look around - it’s a beautiful day! Even better, they’re calling for great weather on Friday and Saturday (and a bit of rain for your garden on Sunday). You know what that means...fire up the BBQ, cook up a weekend feast and enjoy the sunshine! Read more
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The Victoria Day weekend is here and we’ll be honest...the weather isn’t awesome right now. Who ordered this grey, damp long weekend?! (It wasn’t us.) Sure, it’s not ideal but summer will be here soon and when that sunshine hits Southern Ontario, we’ll be ready to enjoy it!

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