4 delicious local products to try this holiday season

4 delicious local products to try this holiday season

The holiday season is upon us, and your calendar may have quite a few festive occasions on it already. Between dinner parties, cocktail events, family meals and other special occasions, there are a lot of dates to keep track of—but also plenty of opportunities to create exceptional meals for your loved ones. The holidays involve more than preparing a delicious turkey, ham or roast beef on Christmas Day—it’s an entire season of celebration!

Here are five delicious local products to try at home this holiday season. For personalized recommendations from our team of expert butchers, please contact us or visit our Yonge Street storefront. We’d be glad to speak with you and provide assistance.

Whole prime beef tenderloin roast

No matter what the occasion, a whole prime beef tenderloin roast makes a show-stopping centrepiece on your table. This is Canada's best beef, hand selected for Olliffe by our exclusive network of local Ontario farms. Serve it with roasted or mashed potatoes, garlic-sautéd broccolini, creamed spinach and glazed carrots for an elegant meal that won’t soon be forgotten.

Tamworth pork rack roast

This exceptional product is single farm sourced from Perth Pork Products, the best heritage pork producer in Ontario. Fed non-GMO feed, raised without antibiotics, the heritage breed of Tamworth provides superior marbling, tenderness and the pork flavour of yesteryear. Serve your Tamworth pork rack roast with a spiced apple chutney, maple-infused squash, and roasted Brussels sprouts.

Forsythe Frenched rack of lamb

Sourced from Forsyth Farms in Wiarton, this Frenched rack of lamb is custom grown for Olliffe to the smaller weight of 45-48lbs rather than the norm of 60lbs or more. A Dorset breed, this lamb is raised on a diet of clover, grasses, corn and grain silage. The result is a mild lamb flavour with superior tenderness—a truly excellent product. Serve it with roasted asparagus with lemon zest and a delicious grain salad (cous cous or farro, for example).

Osso Bucco

Olliffe is pleased to offer locally-raised Ontario White Veal. Also known as Provimi, this delectable osso bucco is raised on a diet that includes probiotics, vitamins and minerals. Our veal is free run in spacious, open barns. It’s tender, delicious and impressive on the plate. Serve it with green beans, roasted parsnips and a creamy mushroom risotto for a truly decadent dinner. 

Thanks as always for shopping local and supporting regenerative food. Remember, we offer home delivery to local customers—please visit our website to learn more or place an order.