Celebrate the Holidays with Gift Ideas from truLOCAL

Exchanging gifts has long been a cherished part of Christmas celebrations across North America and around the world. But choosing what to send old friends and close family members can always be a bit of a challenge, especially if there is nothing they particularly need. You want to demonstrate your affection and care, but you also want to make sure that they will appreciate and use what you are giving them.

Exchanging gifts has long been a cherished part of Christmas celebrations across North America and around the world. But choosing what to send old friends and close family members can always be a bit of a challenge, especially if there is nothing they particularly need. You want to demonstrate your affection and care, but you also want to make sure that they will appreciate and use what you are giving them.

In such situations, food can actually be one of the best things to give. Everyone has favourite foods that they may not always be able to afford, and the giving of food has deep emotional roots in many cultures, which is why truLOCAL has set up a new gift box feature to help truLOCAL fans introduce their loved ones to the convenience, flavour, and joy of fresh, local meat delivery.

Over the past two years, truLOCAL has built a reputation as being one of the best meat delivery services in Toronto and Ontario as a whole. Since branching out in Alberta and British Columbia, we have partnered with a variety of local producers to bring sustainable, artisanal meat delivery into ordinary people’s reach. We offer a wide range of delicious meats perfectly suited to Canadians’ favourite holiday dishes, and with our gift boxes, we hope to make it easy and simple to spread the love.

If you are interested in knowing how truLOCAL’s fresh meat gift boxes can serve as great presents for your loved ones, while also being a time-saving way to provide for your own family during the busy Christmas season, keep reading.

Why our Fresh Meat Boxes are Perfect for the Holidays

At truLOCAL, we are committed to helping Canadians eat better meat, and for this reason, we have made it even easier for our customers to share our delicious meat boxes with everyone they know this holiday season. For a limited time, you can order one of our four special Christmas gift boxes through our website and have it delivered to friends or family members anywhere in Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia.

When placing your order, you can pre-select the shipping and delivery dates to ensure that it arrives when you want it to, so there’s no reason not to get started with your meat delivery order today — you can even send a personalized message that we will hand-write into the Christmas card that accompanies the gift!

Our four different gift box options provide a perfect showcase of our best truLOCAL products. For seafood fans that are also fond of red meat, our Holiday Surf & Turf Box provides the best of both worlds. It contains two AAA striploin steaks, two AAA filet mignon, two filets of wild-caught Alaskan salmon, a half-pound bag of wild-caught shrimp, and a half-pound bag of wild caught scallops. It is available for $129 (shipping is free).

For those who love their steaks, we have a Holiday Steak Box that includes two AAA striploin steaks, two AAA ribeyes, two AAA top sirloin steaks, and two AAA filet mignon. This box is perfect for feeding a whole family and makes a perfect gift for the barbecue fans in your life. It is also available for $129 and comes with free shipping.   

If you have friends who like a little of everything, our Something for All the Elves Box is ideal. It contains two boneless skinless chicken breasts, two AAA top sirloin steaks, two wild-caught Alaskan salmon filets, one pound of lean ground beef, one pound of bacon, and a pound of pork tenderloin. You can get this box for $99 with shipping included.

Over the past year, one of the things truLOCAL has become known for is its grass-fed beef, and our Holiday Grass-Fed Beef Box perfectly encapsulates everything that makes grass-fed beef so great. It includes two striploin steaks, a sirloin tip roast, one pound of maple garlic sausage, and one pound of ground beef. If you have a friend who has never tried grass-fed beef before who you think might enjoy the rich, earthy flavour of beef that has been raised on a 100% grass diet, this is one of the best Christmas gift ideas you’re likely to find. Not only does it give them a chance to fall in love with grass-fed, it also provides them with a Christmas feast they’ll be thinking about for years to come.

Our holiday gift boxes are available for a limited time only, though, so make sure to lock yours in today!

This Christmas, give the Gift of Local Food

One of the things that make truLOCAL different from other meat providers is our intuitive, straightforward approach to service. With a few clicks of the mouse, you can put together a fresh meat delivery box that allows you to get grass-fed beef delivered in Toronto or Sudbury or anywhere else in Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia. Not only does this save you time, it also makes it easier to plan your meals for the holidays.

But we aren’t just committed to providing our customers with convenient delivery and time-saving packaging; we also believe strongly that putting high-quality local meat within reach of ordinary Canadians is going to lead to a revolution in how they buy, eat, and relate to the producers of their food.

At truLOCAL, we are proud to connect our customers to producers operating in the same province as them. When we first got started in Ontario, we worked hard to build relationships with artisanal, family-run operations that were producing the kind of sustainable, environmentally-friendly beef, pork, chicken, buffalo, and wild-caught fish that we deliver in our meat boxes. This led us to producers like Beverley Creek Farms, Hidden Root Farms, West Grey Premium Beef, and Townsend Butchers.

When truLOCAL began to operate in other provinces, we applied the same principle, seeking out partners like Organic Ocean Seafood, Hopcott Farms, TK Ranch, Canadian Rocky Mountain Ranch, and North Sea Fish who shared our values and our vision for local food. We endeavoured to share as much of our journey as possible with our customers, providing full transparency about where our food is coming from and who is producing it. 

There are many reasons why we believe local food is important, and there are many reasons why we think that giving the gift of local food this holiday season is one of the kindest and best ways to show your appreciation to your loved ones. Local food supports the local economy and gives local farmers an opportunity to work in more artisanal and craft-oriented ways.

Supporting local food has also been shown to be better for the environment — when food doesn’t travel far from the farm where it is produced to the place where it is packaged and sold, it has a smaller carbon footprint. And encouraging local, small-scale operations keeps the land in the hands of people who are invested in its well-being. Local food also tends to be healthier, especially when raised by conscientious farmers committed to sustainable practices.

For all these reasons, when you purchase truLOCAL steak delivery services for your friends and family, you aren’t just providing them with a tasty meal; you are also contributing to the support of an ongoing way of life for local farmers, one that is good for people, good for animals, and good for the earth.

The truLOCAL Difference: How Fresh Meat Delivery can make Holiday Preparation Easier

While truLOCAL’s gift boxes are a great way to share your passion for good food with loved ones near and far, truLOCAL’s delivery service can also make celebrating the holidays a lot easier for you and your family as well.

The holidays are an infamously hectic time, and according to Statistics Canada, December remains the busiest shopping month of the year. In addition to shopping for gifts, sorting out end-of-year finances, decorating the home for the holidays and preparing to receive guests, many families also need to prepare to host Christmas dinners and to feed children home from college and relatives visiting from around the world.

All of this means that — festive and joyful as they can be — the holidays are also an incredibly stressful time of year, and not one conducive to spending even more time finding the best quality meats to serve family and guests.

Fortunately, truLOCAL has you covered, with special holiday orders just a few clicks away. Regular customers can expand their current orders to ensure that there is enough food in the house, and one-time orders can also be made right up until the week before Christmas.

And holiday busyness has done nothing to diminish the range of meats you will find at truLOCAL. Among the available products for meat delivery, we are currently offering are classics like whole chickens, rib roasts, rump roasts, hams, pork shoulder roasts, and lamb shanks, as well as new favourites like specially marinated chicken breasts, artisanal sausages, and buffalo ribeye.

Not only can we help you cover all your main dishes, but we also have a range of products that are perfect as appetizers and homemade soups, such as bacon-wrapped Atlantic sea scallops, wild-caught shrimp, chicken wings, grass-fed bone broth, and buffalo bones. And the best part is, when you build your own truLOCAL delivery box, you have the ability to choose exactly what goes into it, meaning you can mix and match your favourite meats to build the perfect box for your family’s needs.

Once you have decided which truLOCAL meats you want, you simply need to place your order and indicate how frequently you would like it to repeat. If you only want to order for the holidays, you have the option of having a one-time delivery; but you can also choose to have it repeat every month, every two weeks, or every three weeks to ensure that you always have healthy local meat in your freezer.

When it comes to the delivery itself, we can serve houses and apartment buildings, but you can also opt to have your delivery sent to your gym or office if that is more convenient. Because our meat is delivered in refrigerated boxes, you don’t need to worry about whether or not it will stay cold until you arrive.

Even at slower times of the year, Canadians are showing a growing preference for food delivery — and grocery delivery in particular — over more traditional ways of shopping. This is perhaps unsurprising given the fact that many Canadians are already feeling strapped for time. If you are not sure how you are going to find the time for everything you need to do this holiday season, truLOCAL is one of the best ways to save yourself time without compromising the quality of the food you buying.

Food has always been a central feature of human celebrations, and when families get together for the holidays, it is almost always to share a special meal. Recipes get passed down from grandparents to grandchildren and techniques are honed over generations. For many of us, the food we share at the holiday table is our most tangible link to the past.

This Christmas, don’t let your traditions fall to the wayside because you feel that you don’t have enough time to shop for the right ingredients. With truLOCAL, you can have the best quality local meat delivered straight to your door, making it easier than ever to lovingly prepare the food that you and your family loves.

And with truLOCAL holiday gift boxes, you can share the love with friends and family near and far. If there is someone who won’t be able to be physically present to partake in your famous family roast this Christmas, why not send them a truLOCAL gift box to let them know that no matter how busy the holiday season gets, there is always time to share food with the ones we love. 

Posted on July 13th, 2021