What Does “Grass-fed” Actually Mean?
Food labeling in Canada is governed by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”). While there has been progress in the rules and regulations around the terms that have been defined (such as organic), there is…Keep Reading
How Did West Side Beef Get Started?
Sometimes you just want a steak. You don’t want to think about where it came from, how it was made if it’s safe or full of antibiotics, ethical, local, dry-aged… All you really want is…Keep Reading
How Do I Utilize My Beef Fat?
Fat has always been one of the most confusing things to understand. Is it good for us or bad for us? Why are some of its liquid (vegetable oil) and some of it solid (coconut…Keep Reading
How Does Buying Local Lower My Food Budget?
For a long time now, we’ve advocated for local families to support local food systems. During this time, local food prices have seemed high relative to conventional food prices as the global food conglomerates were…Keep Reading
How Does WSB Help Me Eat More Vegetables?
My wife and I are very loyal WSB customers. In fact, I can’t remember the last time I bought meat at a grocery store for my home use. But this doesn’t mean that we buy…Keep Reading
What is The Packing House and How Did It Start?
I am a firm believer that chefs and butchers are technicians of nature’s bounty. If there was ever an ideology to adapt from the Italian kitchen, it is that of respect for ingredients. Understanding the…Keep Reading
Is West Side Beef Asking Me To Eat More Meat?
From the bush in Western Africa where large iguana’s are cooked under coals, to the lab of Modern Cuisine where up to 4,000 chemical reactions are observed (aka the Maillard Effect), to the day-long-fire-tending to…Keep Reading
Why Is It Important to Use Heavy Pots and Pans?
When I was learning how to cook and still living at home with my parents on Vancouver Island, one of my favourite times of the year was when I would head to my grandmother’s for…Keep Reading
So You’ve Ordered a Pork Share: Now What?
You’ve just received your first pork share from West Side Beef and the experience is a bit like opening a treasure chest. If you are like me you’ll survey what’s laid out before you and…Keep Reading
What Happens to Meat When it Freezes?
A key ingredient of West Side Beef is your freezer. Freezing your share will allow you to enjoy it at a pace that works for you and your family. So often, however, meat is frozen…Keep Reading
How to Get the Most Out of Your West Side Beef Chicken
All of our West Side Beef chickens come from Fenwood Farms, located in Ancaster Ontario. John and Carol Fenema run the farm and just like us, they believe in eating healthy, farming sustainably, and enjoying…Keep Reading
How Do I Claim My Credit For Returning My Box?
The good news is that you don’t need to do anything to claim your box return credits. Every week, the drivers bring back all the collected returns to our shop where they stack them into…Keep Reading
Delivery Regions & Costs
Below is a list of all the areas we deliver to as well as the tier breakdown for each region. If you don’t see your region here, contact us. Acton – L7JTier 1 $35: $0 -…Keep Reading
As we work to update our website (which we promise will provide a better user experience with increased functionality) there are a few things we need to bring to your attention. Changing Your Bookmarked/Saved Web Address…Keep Reading
Is Refreezing Meat Dangerous?
We all know the benefits of freezing meat. It allows us to keep more variety and larger quantitates on hand so that we are not going to the supermarket every day to get what we…Keep Reading