If you have been following along here for a while, you will have noticed that I am adamantly pro-Canadian food. Canadian food in any form. I firmly believe we have one of the safest sources of food in the world. We are truly privileged to live in a country where we have the variety of choices we have concerning our diets. More and more often, we are being encouraged to ‘know your farmer’ and buy all of our food from them. As fantastic as this sentiment sounds, realistically, it’s not always possible. The next best case scenario? Knowing your food is grown and processed in Canada. Which is where the Greenfield Natural Meat Company comes in.
Here’s the thing – not all of the meat on your grocer’s shelf is Canadian. Go ahead – take a look the next time you are shopping. Are those Canadian sausages, made from hogs that are raised on Canadian farms, with Canadian growing standards? Or are those sausages simply packaged in Canada from meat that has been raised and partially processed elsewhere? Food can be tricky like that. If the recent ketchup debacle has taught us anything, it’s that food processing is not as simple as it may seem. Grown in Canada but processed elsewhere? Or grown elsewhere but imported to be processed here? Which scenario benefits Canadians more? Greenfield Natural Meat Co. eliminates the quandary. Raised in Canada, processed in Canada, packaged in Canada.
As any animal farmer will tell you, how content an animal is directly relates to how tasty the meat that is produced will be. Stressed out animals will result in tough cuts of meat and decreased milk production, amongst other things. Greenfield is absolutely committed to the most humane care for the animals they raise. I am not easily swayed by fancy manifestos and glorified pleas based on pseudo-science. And when I was first presented with the Greenfield Natural Meat Company, I will fully admit, I rolled my eyes – more than once. Puh-leeze – what kind of crunchy granola woo is this? In reading more about the company, though, I have to admit, I am impressed. Mass production of food requires compromise – idyllic settings and freely frolicking animals are just not practical on a large scale. HOWEVER, when we can realistically make the animals healthier and more comfortable, without putting the end product financially out of reach, shouldn’t we?
With all of this in mind, I’d like to invite you to try out the new Greenfield line using a set of coupons from websaver.ca. Just print them off and take them with you to your local Sobey’s or Metro store. Now, if you live in BC, Alberta, Manitoba, or Saskatchewan, you can also find fresh meat. For once, those of us living in the Centre of the Universe (AKA Ontario) don’t have access to everything. You can keep an eye on Greenfield by following along on their Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter feeds. Have a question – drop them a line and find out what they’re up to.
I tried out the back bacon. After frying it up, I topped it with some honey mustard, sliced green apple, and a slice of Edam Cheese. I piled all of that on a toasted Brioche bun. I can promise you I inhaled that in a New York minute.
Disclosure: This is a compensated post. Greenfield would really like my readers to find out more about their company but my highly opinionated commentary (along with that yummy back bacon breakfast sandwich) are all my own.
Greenfield Meats Giveaway Time!
Using the Rafflecopter form below, you can enter to win $100 in full value coupons from Greenfield Natural Meats Co. Contest closes June 2, 2016 11:59 pm ET. Odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received. Not responsible for lost or misdirected entries. Open to residents of Canada only (no Quebec). Good luck everybody!