Benefits of Using Maple Syrup instead of Sugar

When it comes to choosing the right sweetener, the question of maple syrup versus sugar is one that often comes up. Pure maple syrup is considered one of the best and healthier alternatives for sugar. The natural, pure goodness that comes from this sweetener will make your morning taste so much more enjoyable and healthier.

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Kid-Friendly Meals Using Chicken

Do you need a quick idea to serve all those hungry munchkins in your home? We’ve come up with a few ideas that will not only satisfy the tummy, but these recipes allow for the older kids to prepare the meals and the little ones are able to help out as well.

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7 Reasons to Support Local

When you think about getting the most out of your money, you might think about long-term investments – things such as high-yield accounts, real estate investments, RRSP’s and so forth.

And as you might imagine, these are all great options for the money you want to keep, but how do you get a return on investment for the money that you spend?

The answer is simple – shop local.

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Easy Meals for One

Many of you have asked us for recipes that you can make that are for just one person, or that can easily be adapted to one meal, so we have compiled some of our all our favourites in one place. These recipes are healthy, flavourful, and best of all, don’t take very long to prepare.

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What’s For Dinner?

If you’re stuck on what to make for dinner this week, then we’ve got the perfect recipe for you. You could try Chicken Ballotine which combines a medley of flavours that are sure to impress. Ballotine, derived from the French word for “package,” is a culinary method whereby meat, such as chicken, is stuffed with a variety of ingredients and tied together before cooking. When sliced, it makes for a gorgeous presentation. This version is stuffed with a mushroom, tarragon, and chèvre mixture and served with an Israeli couscous and apricot salad. Despite its name, Israel couscous is actually not a type of couscous, but is in fact a type of toasted pasta. It can usually be found at most grocery stores, but feel free to sub orzo or even rice if you can’t find it in your area.

You can stop by our farm store to pick up some fresh chicken breasts, or place your order online and we will have it all ready for you! Read on for more inspiration as to what to cook for dinner!

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The 2022 Guide to a Healthy and Stress Free Thanksgiving

It’s that time of year when we celebrate one of the most treasured holidays here in Canada, Thanksgiving. In other past blogs, we have shared some tips on simple ways to improve your Thanksgiving meals. This time around, we’ll be sharing a mix of meal ideas that could help you have a stress-free and healthy Thanksgiving holiday overall.

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Recipes to Close Out the BBQ Season!

A recipe here and a new recipe there. You can never have too many recipes to try on the bbq! We’re here to pass on a few more for you to try before the bbq season is over. All of these recipes include our favourite – chicken, but stay tuned for some of our fall recipes that will include pork, beef, and turkey.

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Healthy Eating in the Summer

We know that summer’s the perfect time to head outdoors and get some fun in the sun, but did you know it’s also the perfect time to switch up your diet? Because we’re outdoors more often in the summer, there’s more risk of health issues like dehydration, skin irritations, and vitamin deficiencies. This is where healthy summer food choices come in.  It doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy tasty summer barbecues and desserts. Just keep in mind all of the choices that you have with fresh local food. With this post, we’ll share some great food essentials that’ll keep you looking and feeling healthy throughout the summer. If you haven’t already, read our earlier post on the impact of seasons on what we eat. Now let’s get to some healthy eating!

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Summer BBQ Season!

The summer bbq season is here and we’ve got just the right things to get you grilling. We offer a variety of fresh meats that are great on the grill such as chicken, turkey, beef, kebabs, burgers, sausages and more! If you have not stopped by our Farm Store, we’d love to have you. Our friendly staff is here to assist you and prepare your order just the way you want it!

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Summer Picnic Time!

Nothing says summer like picnics, whether it is a simple tabletop spread in your local neighborhood park, a gourmet basket in a romantic meadow, or a blanket by the seaside at sunset. Sumptuous or simple? It really doesn’t matter – outdoor meals of all types are wonderful because they pair two of some of the best things in life: food and nature. And now that we’re starting to be able to crawl out of our homes and make the first strides into emerging back into the world again, being able to safely see our friends and family outside sounds really good right about now.

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The 5 Best Vegetables to Eat for a Strong Immune System

Do you know which vegetables are best to eat for a strong immune system? We’re here to help. Your immune system can use all the help it can get. Even when it’s not cold and flu season, or when the novel coronavirus is no longer a threat, keeping your immunity in good shape is a smart idea. In addition to practicing well-studied healthy habits like getting adequate sleep, prioritizing exercise, building relationships and engaging with your community, and using stress-relieving strategies, you can supercharge your immune system by eating the right food to help boost your immune system.

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100% Natural, Farm Fresh, and Locally Grown

There are growing concerns about the actual ingredients in our food. With this, many people are beginning to turn to organic and locally grown foods. These days when you walk into grocery stores you’ll notice many food products plastered with stickers and labels like “farm fresh”, “GMO-free”, “100% natural” and “all-natural”.

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Farm Stores and Markets – A Unique Shopping Experience

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What would you define as a unique shopping experience? We define it as one where the shopper is in an environment where they’re able to enjoy a rich variety of specialty items and products that are specific to that region as well as being in a place where the people are genuinely interested in sharing their passion for locally made products. Continue reading Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Eat, Laugh, Talk – Let’s Bring the Family Back to the Table

For many families mealtime has been lost in our overscheduled, hectic, busy, and hard to manage lives. School, whether online or in-person, work schedules, and extracurricular activities can make it difficult to find time to eat together. Some go days or weeks without sitting down as a family to share a meal. However, family meals are important and should be considered part of our daily requirements. In this blog, we will discuss some features of why it is important to bring the family back to the table.

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Smoked Chicken Recipes and More

You’ve probably heard the term “smoked meat.” But, it’s more than just a flavor. It’s a method of cooking. And, it’s one we suggest giving a try. You won’t regret it! Whether it’s smoked chicken, ribs, or sausages, smoking your food is sure to impress. So, this month our focus is helping you become a master. We’ve got tips, tricks, and recipes for you. After reading this blog, you’ll be smoking meat left, right, and center.

Plus, if you don’t have a smoker of your own, don’t worry. We will go over how to turn your BBQ into a smoker of your own. Let’s start with the basics.

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Farm to Table: Choosing Local Food

You’ve probably heard the term “farm to table.” It’s not a new concept. But, it is one that more people are starting to look into. So, what does “farm to table” really mean? This month, we hope to help you understand. Therefore, we will go over what it is and why you should choose to support it. It’s more than just a movement. In other words, it’s a way of life.

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Turkey Stuffing, Sides, and More

Thanksgiving is next month! Are you ready to create a feast? When it comes to Thanksgiving, the turkey reigns supreme. It’s a classic. But, it’s about more than just the perfect turkey. You can’t forget about the turkey stuffing! Or, about the sides. It all comes together to make the meal. Plus, we have some ideas for what to do with your leftover turkey as well.

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Chicken Breast In The Oven

When it comes to chicken, each cut has its purpose. Yet, chicken breast seems to be the favourite. And, we cannot lie – we love it too. The humble chicken breast is great for several reasons. It’s healthy, it’s versatile, and of course, it’s delicious. Yet, how you prepare your chicken will decide how “healthy” it truly is. Therefore, this month, we have decided to focus on cooking chicken breast in the oven. It’s one of the healthiest ways. So, if you’re seeking new ways to add chicken to your diet without added fats, this month’s blog is for you. We will also go over the added benefits of chicken breast. Let’s get started.

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Side Dishes For Steak and Chicken

In the past, we have given you ways to cook your protein. Yet, each meal needs more than that. Therefore, this month we thought we would focus on the sides. It’s BBQ season! And, what better way to start than with some side dishes for steak. And of course, we couldn’t forget the chicken. It’s time to brighten up those plates.

Let’s get cooking!

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Spinach Salad Recipes

Are you looking for a way to add more greens to your diet? Spinach salad is the way to go. Don’t be scared of spinach anymore. It can be delicious. And, this month, we are here to prove it to you. So, get ready to add some recipes to your back pocket. Whether you are eating in or heading to a BBQ, we have recipes for you.

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