Get ready for spring with Olliffe

Get ready for spring with Olliffe

Spring is just over three weeks away, so we’re dreaming of blue skies, warmer weather, and longer days with plenty of gorgeous sunlight. Spring also means the official start of grilling season for many families. While some of us use our barbeques throughout the year, many others shut them off for the winter season (understandably—not everyone wants to brave the cold!). 

Whether you’ve done a bit of outdoor cooking this winter or haven’t seen your grill in months, one thing is certain: it’s time to give it a little love and attention. Let’s get ready for spring—here are some tips and tricks from the Olliffe team.

Clean out your fridge and freezer

Begin your spring prep by cleaning out your fridge and freezer. We don’t just mean giving it a scrub—while that’s always a good idea, we’re talking about taking stock of what’s inside in order to identify any items that have been forgotten or are nearing their expiration date. There may be a pork roast that’s hidden behind a tub of ice cream, or a package of chicken breasts that should be cooked soon. Take some time to organize your food storage spaces to avoid waste and get ready for a new season. This also creates space for you to stock up on warm-weather favourites.

Prep your BBQ

If your barbeque has been sitting under a heavy weatherproof cover since the fall, take some time to clean and service it as needed. Make sure you have a full tank of propane (or an extra tank, if you’re running low) and that the grill itself is free of rust and in good shape. Give it a cleaning if need be, then turn it on to make sure it’s functioning properly. Trust us—it’s a lot better to find an issue with your grill when you’re spring cleaning than when you’ve got a pile of delicious local steaks seasoned and ready to go!

Stock up on grilling favourites

Speaking of steak: it’s time to make a list of your favourite products to cook outdoors and start stocking up for springtime. We’re talking burgers, sausages, kebabs, chicken breasts and more—whatever your family most enjoys. To get the best possible value for your money, we recommend signing up to receive exclusive weekly offers from Olliffe. All you have to do is register your online account using this sign up link. It’s free, it only takes a couple of minutes, and you’ll gain access to a new offer each week. You’ll also start earning Solar Dollars if you aren’t already collecting them. Please contact us if you have any questions! We’d be glad to help.

See you soon

There’s nothing like a little sunshine and fresh air to make you feel good, and we anticipate many delicious meals cooked outdoors in the weeks and months ahead. If you’re ready to stock up on delicious Ontario beef, poultry, and pork products in anticipation of springtime, please visit our Yonge Street butcher shop. You can also place an order for pick-up or home delivery at Thanks for shopping local and supporting regenerative food—we appreciate your business and look forward to serving you.