Hi Vancouverites or anyone else that has information:)
Does anyone know of any good places to buy grass-fed meats, pasture-raised chicken/pork, wild fish and other fresh local foods in Vancouver? I am also looking to buy in bulk so it will last me awhile, so any recommendations will help. Thank you!
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on April 19, 2013
at 04:41 PM
Check out Home on the Range Organics Ltd. at homeontherangefarms.com It is an online store that has a mobile set up for picking up your products. Excellent range of grass-fed meats, and quite a lot of other food items. They don't supply raw dairy but I buy from them often when I pick up my unpasteurized milk.
on April 19, 2013
at 04:35 AM
Well, in East Van you can get them at http://www.pasture-to-plate.com/
And there's a fish place right next door. Some of the other stores, like the Co-op have a selection of organic meats, and some butcher shops, like Rio friendly do too, including Elk and Buffalo sausage.
on July 10, 2013
at 03:31 AM
Hi there guys,
I saw that one of our customer posted in here. Just wanted to add some more information for you when doing your reading and research. Our company supplies only local (BC) and only certified organic or organic practice (small farms not big enough or too early to apply for certification) meats. We take only pastured animals (eating grass, bugs, worms etc) and raise our own heritage pigs with a 90% milk diet supplemented with certified organic vegetables. We work very hard to ensure farms do not use soy or corn (GMO) in their feed and have our own certification program in the works for our suppliers so we have complete transparency from farm to fork.
I am also a chef and I make products such as lamb, beef, turkey, chicken and occasionally, bison broth. We have a very loyal following of customers who want the work done for them sourcing the best products that are grass fed, and grass finished and that is a starting point for many of our newer customers who then expand into the many other local products we have available.
We are starting our own line of charcuterie, from our heritage pigs and have an amazing line up of gluten free, organic gourmet sausages for sale that include duck, sour cherry and apricot, tandoori chicken, Moroccan lamb, Smoked turkey, porcini mushroom and cranberry, Smoked Andouille sausage,
We set up a farmers market stall 3 to 4 days a week with additional drop off locations on another 3 days a week, across the Lower Mainland.
Thank you! Let me know if I can help you with any questions. Our website is www.homeontherangefarms.com
on April 21, 2013
at 06:43 PM
You can buy bulk out in the Valley from Mt. Lehman Farm or North Valley Farm. North Valley was hard to buy from when I tried as I think they are a small operation and have a waiting list. I was able to buy a quarter from Mt. Lehman farms last year, I was quite happy with them, the only thing was I would have liked a little more choice when selecting different cuts etc.
I buy most of my pork from Sumas Mt. Farms. They seem to be a really well run farm and usually carry lots of pork all vacuum sealed and frozen. I wish they had more beef but they only go to slaughter when they choose to, which I guess is a good thing. Their beef is really quite good though. I also get my eggs there and when I pick up their chickens are always out roaming around on pasture. Kelly and Trevor are also just really nice folks.
The above farms are a bit of a trek but if you buy a lot at once it's well worth the drive.
As far as in Vancouver I'm not as sure, The Ethical Kitchen on the north shore offers a weekly pick-up service from the same source as Crowbar posted. They also have fermented foods, and the owner is Vancouver's Weston Price chapter leader. If you asked them they could offer some assistance in finding more local sources. Also their website has some good info but for some reason I can't find it this morning:(
If your stuck and you have to grocery shop the SPCA has a good selection of easy to find local products that fall under certain animal welfare standards. Some of these farms are still going to be grain fed but it's a step in the right direction. http://www.spca.bc.ca/welfare/farm-animal-welfare/
Here's a couple PH links that may help. ConsciousKitty's answer in the first link has a good list. http://paleohacks.com/questions/46364/vancouver-restaurants/153653#153653