5 delicious meal ideas that celebrate local food this Canada Day

5 delicious meal ideas that celebrate local food this Canada Day

Is it just us, or did the entire month of June happen in the blink of an eye? It feels like we were just making plans for Victoria Day and suddenly, the Canada Day long weekend is almost here. We’re looking forward to some good meals and quality time with family and friends—all accompanied by a great playlist with our favourite Canadian songs on repeat. (Bobcaygeon, anyone?)

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A recipe for fun this Father’s Day weekend

A recipe for fun this Father’s Day weekend

Warning: Consumption of this steak may result in a sudden surge of grilling confidence. Please handle with care and continue to impress everyone with your BBQ prowess.

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Let us pack your cooler for the cottage!

Let us pack your cooler for the cottage!

Next week marks the first official day of summer but since the May long weekend has come and gone, many of us have already ventured up to the cottage or visited a favourite local campground. These weekend trips often involve packing a cooler full of your family’s favourite foods—a simple but time-consuming task that involves meal planning, shopping, cleaning and chilling your cooler, packing it and loading it into the car…all while you’re busy trying to get out of town.
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Pasture-raised chicken is available now—and we’re doing a giveaway!

Pasture-raised chicken is available now—and we’re doing a giveaway!

Pasture-raised chicken is officially online and in stores at Olliffe, and we’re so excited about it, we’ve decided to do a giveaway. Here’s everything you need to know—thanks for reading and good luck!
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Father’s Day meal and gift ideas from Olliffe

Father’s Day meal and gift ideas from Olliffe

If you’ve got a fantastic dad, grandpa or other father figure in your life, it’s time to start thinking about Father’s Day—it’s coming up on Sunday, June 18th. Whether you’re celebrating a parent or the father of your own children, a family meal is a wonderful way to spend time together.

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Pasture-raised Ontario poultry will be available at Olliffe starting in June!

Pasture-raised Ontario poultry will be available at Olliffe starting in June!

The first long weekend of the season has come and gone and June is nearly here. That can only mean one thing—it’s almost time for pasture-raised chicken at Olliffe! If you’re familiar with this specialty product, you already understand why we’re eager to get it to our customers. And if you’re new to pastured poultry, read on—we’ll tell you all about it.

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Get long weekend ready with Olliffe!

Get long weekend ready with Olliffe!

The first long weekend of the season is here and we’re ready to enjoy it! Whether you’re heading north, taking it easy at home or planning a BBQ here in the city, Olliffe has everything you need for an excellent Victoria Day weekend that’s packed with delicious, high quality local food.

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Happy Mother’s Day from Olliffe

Happy Mother’s Day from Olliffe

At Olliffe, we value family and have a lot of respect for moms—after all, where would we be without them? It’s often said that mothers are the backbone of society and who make the world go round, and you won’t find us disagreeing. A great mom is invaluable, and we’re lucky to have some incredible women in our families and on our team.

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Mother’s Day gift ideas for the mom who loves to cook

Mother’s Day gift ideas for the mom who loves to cook

The best Mother’s Day gift is something that’s thoughtful, heartfelt and chosen with the recipient in mind. It’s a holiday that many of us put a lot of effort into each year—but sometimes, it’s hard to decide on a present—particularly if you want to veer away from tradition and give Mom something that’s fun and unexpected.

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Get ready for Mother’s Day with Olliffe

Get ready for Mother’s Day with Olliffe

In many ways, April feels like a month of change and transition as we shake off the last, lingering thoughts of winter and begin to fully embrace spring. We’re cooking outdoors, putting away our winter jackets for the third (and hopefully final) time and making plans for the beautiful spring and summer months ahead. But while you’re soaking up those much-needed rays of sunshine and anticipating the first long weekend of the season, don’t forget what comes first: Mother’s Day.

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Must-have local products to grill this spring and summer

Must-have local products to grill this spring and summer

BBQ season is officially here and we couldn’t be more pleased. If you’re looking for some inspiration for your next online order or visit to Olliffe, we’ve got recommendations. Cheers to a fantastic grilling season ahead—let’s get outside and enjoy it.

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Grasslands are critical in the fight against climate change—and Ontario beef plays a key role

Grasslands are critical in the fight against climate change—and Ontario beef plays a key role

Earlier this month, we came across an interesting episode of the CBC podcast What On Earth that discussed a region of prairie grasses in Saskatchewan known as the Northeast Swale. This protected area within city limits is home to a number of plant and animal species including leopard frogs, sharp-tailed grouse, jackrabbits and more.

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