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Warning: Consumption of this steak may result in a sudden surge of grilling confidence. Please handle with care and continue to impress everyone with your BBQ prowess.

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Next week marks the first official day of summer but since the May long weekend has come and gone, many of us have already ventured up to the cottage or visited a favourite local campground. These weekend trips typically involve packing a cooler full of your family’s favourite foods—a simple but time-consuming task that involves meal planning, shopping, cleaning and chilling your cooler, packing it and loading it into the car…all while you’re busy trying to get out of town. It’s a lot, right? Between overnight bags, pets and kids (and maybe another cooler full of local beer) there’s a lot to remember!

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Are you ready to make BBQ season even better? Pasture-raised chicken is officially online and in stores at VG Meats and we’re so excited about it, we’ve decided to do a giveaway. Here’s everything you need to know—thanks for reading and good luck!

 

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If you’ve got a great dad, grandpa or other father figure in your life, it’s time to start thinking about Father’s Day—it’s coming up on Sunday, June 18th! Whether you’re celebrating a parent or the father of your own children, a family meal is a wonderful way to spend time together.

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The first long weekend of the season has come and gone and June is nearly here. That can only mean one thing—it’s almost time for pasture-raised chicken from VG Meats! If you’re familiar with this specialty product, you already understand why we’re excited to get this delicious chicken to customers. And if you’re new to our pastured poultry, read on—we’ll tell you all about it!

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The first long weekend of the season is here and we couldn’t be more excited! Whether you’re heading north, taking it easy at home or planning a big BBQ with friends, VG Meats has everything you need for an awesome Victoria Day weekend that’s packed with delicious, high quality local food.

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Mother’s Day weekend is almost here! As a multigenerational business, it won’t surprise many people to hear that VG Meats values family above all else and has a ton of respect for mothers. In fact, we don’t want to brag, but the moms in our family are incredible!

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The best Mother’s Day gift is something that’s thoughtful, heartfelt and chosen with the recipient in mind. It’s something many of us put a lot of effort into each year—but sometimes, it’s still hard to decide! And what if you want to veer away from tradition and give Mom something that’s awesome and unexpected?

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In many ways, April feels like a month of change and transition as we shake off the last, lingering thoughts of winter and begin to fully embrace spring. We’re cooking outdoors again, putting away our winter jackets for the third (and hopefully final) time and planning for the beautiful months ahead. It’s a good feeling! But while you’re soaking up those much-needed rays of sunshine and making plans for the May long weekend, don’t forget what comes first: Mother’s Day.

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BBQ season is officially here and we couldn’t be happier! If you’re looking for some inspiration for your next online order or visit to VG Meats in Simcoe or Stoney Creek, we’ve got ideas. Cheers to a great season ahead—let’s all get ready to get outside and enjoy it!

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Earlier this month, we came across an interesting episode of the CBC podcast What On Earth that discussed a region of prairie grasses in Saskatchewan known as the Northeast Swale. This protected area within city limits is home to a number of plant and animal species including leopard frogs, sharp-tailed grouse, jackrabbits and more.

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The Easter Bunny is on his way and in just over two weeks, you’ll be enjoying a delicious holiday meal with your loved ones. Some families have tried and true menus they keep year after year, but others are hosting for the first time or looking to switch things up. If you’re mulling over what to serve this Easter, we’ve got a simple guide to lead the way and inspire some tasty choices.

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