Meat & Eggs
We believe animals are an important part of a balanced ecosystem. Working in harmony, plants feed the animals and the manure from animals provides the nutrients plants require. Simple. Soil health is important to us. Why? Because we know healthy soil grows healthy plants, therefore the animals that eat those plants have greater health and it follows through that the food we humans acquire from those healthy animals ~ be it from their milk, eggs or meat ~ makes for healthy people.
Beef: Our Galloway Beef Cattle are 100% grass-fed. The Galloway breed of cattle originated in Scotland. With a double hair coat; one to keep them warm, and one to shed water, they are a rugged, hardy and healthy animal, able to endure harsh weather conditions. Their digestive system is capable of sustaining them well on only grass. The beef is lean yet well marbled. We believe the Galloway cattle are ecologically complementary to the health of our soil and our farm as a whole. We offer freezer cuts of beef (ground beef, stew, roasts, steaks, soup bones) as well as quarters of beef. Our nitrate/nitrite free summer sausage is a popular item. 60% beef, 40% pork, all clean ingredients – available in chubs or sliced.
Pork: We source small piglets from farmers who share our philosophies of sustainable farming. We raise these piggies up on fresh air, garden scraps and organic grains soaked in milky water. We offer freezer cuts of pork (ground pork, sausage, roasts, chops, bacon) as well as sides of pork.
Chicken: Our meat chickens are started indoors as day old chicks under a heat lamp. When transferred outdoors to their moveable pens in the orchard they have access to everything in the grass including weeds, clover, bugs and insects. They are fed certified organic grains. Our laying hens also have an outdoor yard to forage through. They are fed certified organic grains including flax and enjoy garden treats such as melon, tomato, squash and various greens. This results in bright yolks – showing good nutrient levels.
Fish: We source wild fish whenever possible. Wild BC Sockeye Salmon is a favourite. Other kinds of fish are often sourced from Northern Waters such as Georgian Bay or the Atlantic. At times we have fresh fish days, where by pre-ordering you can pick up your fish fresh at our store. Fish is also available in frozen fillets from our freezer. Along with salmon, stock usually includes: whitefish, rainbow trout, sole, ocean perch, cod, arctic char and also scallops and cold water shrimp.