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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Healthy Dinner in 30 Minutes or Less

So, are you looking to add some new ideas to your diet? That’s great news! We are here to tell you, eating healthy doesn’t have to be complicated. This month, we have some healthy dinner ideas for you.

Think you don’t have enough time in your day? Think again! You’ve got this. You will have dinner on the table in 30 minutes or less.

With a few essential ingredients, you’ll be on your way to eating healthier. Let’s get started.

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BBQ Chicken Recipes You’ll Love

Generally speaking, BBQ chicken is one of those meals that everyone loves. Whether it’s on the grill or baked in the oven but, if you don’t cook it properly, you may end up with dry chicken in the end. Thankfully, you won’t find that here. Today, we are here to help you perfect your BBQ chicken. What better time to learn? BBQ season is finally here. From marinades to cooking times and delicious recipes, we’ve got it all.

Time to clean up your grill, and get cooking!

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Foods Rich in Iron: Fuel Your Body

Do you know how to add iron to your diet? In fact, many people struggle with this. Therefore, we thought we could help. Adding foods rich in iron to your diet isn’t hard. By adding a few different items to your daily routine, you can keep your iron levels up. In turn, keep your energy up as well.

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Cooking a Whole Chicken

As we spend more time at home, we have to think about new ways to cook. Eating the same bland recipes gets old. Do you have recipes you’ve meant to try? Most of us do. However, time always seems to get away from us. So, what better time to sharpen our skills. This year should be about going back to basics. Instead of buying pre-cut meat, try out new ways for cooking a whole chicken. You will be surprised at how easy it is. Not to mention, there are so many ways you can go about it.

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Eggs Over Easy

How do you like your eggs? There are so many options out there. Yet, we seem to go back to a classic – eggs over easy. However, this method is for more than just breakfast. Many recipes call for a fried egg on top. Generally speaking, it’s eggs over easy. The runny yolk adds richness to your dish. Yet, it has to be just right.

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Ideas for Christmas Dinner This Year

Certainly, this year has been a year of unknowns. As a result, many people have been keeping a distance. So, what does that mean for the holidays? Some people will be able to celebrate within their “bubble.” Meanwhile, others will have to keep things small. However, that doesn’t mean that Christmas isn’t happening. It just means we need to be a little creative this year. For this reason, we have decided to help you out. In this month’s blog, we share all our favourite ideas for Christmas dinner. Plus, a few more we found. It’s time to make the best of the season!

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Comfort Food Recipes

As the temperatures drop, we search for food to curl up with. Whether it be something filled with cheese – or just some classic comfort food. We have some fantastic recipes for you. In this month’s blog, you are sure to find the meal you are looking for. Let’s dive in.

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Grocery Shopping Tips for 2020

In the wake of Covid-19, more of us are trying to stay home. However, with that comes a few difficulties. We can no longer take for granted easy tasks such as grocery shopping. Yet, the world is changing with us. Now, more than ever, we have options that can help bring groceries right to our doors. What’s more, is that it even includes local food as well. So, whether you are looking to shop in-store, pickup, or use delivery, we have some helpful tips for you this month. Grocery shopping doesn’t have to be hard.

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