Simple.......... An Authentic Butcher Shop within Our Grocery Store......... Fresh Cut and Wrapped Meat
Where many stores offer great prices on pre-packaged meat, we prefer to offer fresh meat that is packaged in our own butcher shop. This sometimes costs more, but you can see it is truly fresh. The selection changes daily and new products are introduced regularly.
Butcher Shop Special Features
- We now carry fresh Lake Huron caught whitefish and perch fished out of the Goderich harbor. It is a delicious product and very fresh when we get it.
- Although we purchase through Loblaws, we are very pleased to purchase from local farmers and agricultural businesses as much as possible. Some of our local suppliers are: West Grey Premium Beef near Durham has quality beef; Farm Fresh Poultry at Harriston has become the primary source for fresh chicken; Lockerby Lamb from near Paisley; Stemmler Meats for headcheeses and some processed meats; Bauman's Sausage from Dobbinton for smoked meats and sausages; Leeder Fish for fresh whitefish and trout.
- Charlie Wight is our awesome butcher with a lifetime of experience in retail butchering experience, very friendly and eager to keep the counter full with a nice variety of meats he has cut and prepared himself. Michelle De Bliek is the most awesome wrapper and vac packer and an excellent support to Charlie. This friendly team will go out of their way to help you find what you want.
- We were very pleased to provide the meat prizes for several curling bonspiels this year, Tara Men's and Ladies and Paisley Senior Men's. We had reports of many happy curlers at the end of their day.
Refer to this weeks flyer specials for published specials.
Whenever possible local Grey and Bruce County beef is sourced and used. We are pleased to carry Ontario Corn Fed beef at the store, when we can get it.
We make the most delicious storemade hamburger patties and can be purchased fresh or frozen vacuum packed. You can also purchase boxes of burgers.
Pork on Your Fork
Its great to get creative with pork and the various cuts. Sweet pickled hams are very popular as are spiced pork roasts. A very simple meal is breaded pork cutlets with mechanically tenderizes cutlets with a breading on it. It becomes a very simple meal by fast frying both sides and its ready in only a few minutes.
Smoked pork is very popular and we purchase whole smoked loins from a local smoke house. Smoked products now include hams, chops, bacon, sausage in plain or garlic. We also have hams sweet pickled. Charlie makes his own peameal bacon and cottage rolls in-house which is less salty than most.
Bacon is wildly popular, especially on weekends and we are pleased to carry Maple Leaf bacon, President's Choice and No Name bacon as well as our own thick sliced bacon and bacon rounds.
We purchase most of our chicken from Farm Fresh Poultry, a chicken cooperative in Harriston, who purchase chickens from their 40 local member chicken producers. The chickens come either whole or in parts and they are trayed or vacuum packed in our own butcher shop.
Fish on Fridays!
Fresh fish is purchased each Friday through Loblaws and is an excellent fresh product. We carry a slightly different variety each week, such as cod, rainbow trout, Atlantic salmon, haddock, and tilapia fillets.
We have now sourced local Lake Huron caught fresh whitefish and perch which is super fresh and nice and local.
Local Bruce County Lamb
We have local lamb farmers who supply us with grain fed whole lambs at various times of the year. If you wish to buy fresh or frozen local lamb, talk to the butcher.