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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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