Welcome to the all new website and blog of the Manotick Village Butcher. We are currently in the final stages of getting the shop itself open, and are planning our grand opening celebrations. We are also working on all sorts of useful features and information here on the website.
The aim of the website is to support you in your enjoyment of the best that our local farms have to offer. Here on the blog you will find posts letting you know a little more about our team and the local producers we are working with, tasty recipes, interesting books, nutrition and novel ingredients.
We chose Earth Day specifically to launch our new site as it embodies a large part of our goal. Of the top 10 actions the Earth Day Canada organisation recommends to help the environment “choose local and organic foods that are in season, and support local food producers” is at number 4.
We want to help you do just that by providing meat and other products that are produced by local farmers working in an ethical and sustainable way.
Industrial food production is entirely dependant on fossil fuels, for machinery, for transportation, for the production of chemicals and fertilizers, and for processing and packaging. On top of being such huge consumers of fossil fuels and energy, industrial food producers are also a major source of air and water pollution.
We will not be selling meat from those industrial food producers, we will be offering the highest quality local meat. Produce from small, local farms that are run by farmers who live on their land and work hard to preserve it, farmers who are good stewards of the land.
Shopping with us will be showing your support not only for the environment but also for local farmers, the local economy and animal welfare.
We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you in store.