December is upon us, and for most Canadians, that means that unique sense of excitement and anticipation that comes when the holiday season arrives.
Whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas, Solstice, Kwanzaa, or just like getting together with friends and family for New Year’s, there’s a good chance you’re already looking forward to the lively meals and days of leisure that come with the end of the year.
But before you can enjoy the relaxation the holidays bring, first you must endure the stress that comes with holiday preparations. Between shopping for gifts, attending concerts and recitals, and preparing your home for guests, there’s a lot to take care of — and shopping for groceries can feel like one more annoying task that needs to be dealt with before the big day.
Fortunately, truLOCAL’s fresh meat delivery offers an alternative to the interminable running around between supermarkets and butchers trying to find the perfect cuts of meat for your celebrations. With truLOCAL, you can get your favourite meats delivered straight to your door, anywhere in Alberta, British Columbia, or Ontario.
Best of all, with truLOCAL you don’t have to choose between quality and convenience: we source all of our meats from local farms and producers, guaranteeing that you are able to serve your guests the very best.
If you are curious about what options exist for mail order meat in Canada this holiday season, here are six reasons why you should look no further than truLOCAL.
#1: Convenient Delivery
In the twenty-first century, delivery has, for most of us, become a way of life. E-commerce has made online shopping easy, affordable, and convenient in ways that would have been difficult to imagine even twenty years ago.
It’s no surprise, therefore, that many people are looking for ways to order groceries with the same ease and efficiency they order everything else in their lives. But there are still a lot of problems that plague the online food delivery options currently available.
For example, most grocery delivery services still struggle with one or more of the following problems:
- Low product quality
- High prices
At truLOCAL, we have tried to remedy these problems by doing one thing extremely well: making premium local Canadian meats available to our customers through a convenient subscription service.
Through regular deliveries of refrigerated meat boxes, we work with producers and customers to create a truly seamless grocery ordering experience. With truLOCAL, you can place your order online by selecting the right box size for your family, and then using our innovative points system to choose which products you would like to fill it with.
In most areas we deliver to, you can receive your meat box within two business days of ordering. You can also set up an order that will repeat every two, three, or four weeks to ensure you always have fresh meat on hand.
Because our boxes are refrigerated, you don’t actually need to be at home when your order comes to receive it. Even at the height of summer, your online meat delivery box will stay cold and fresh until you get home. We can also deliver to apartments, cottages, office buildings, and gyms.
If you want to get your Christmas ham delivered to your door this year, all you need to do is start your order on our website and choose when you’d like it delivered. This means that with a few taps on your phone, you can take care of all of your family's meat shopping needs, so you have more time to appreciate the pleasures of the holiday season!
#2 Premium Products
As every good Canadian knows, the holidays aren’t just a time to get together with loved ones to reminisce about old memories and make new ones: they’re also about showing off your skills in the kitchen!
Every family has its own holiday traditions, but for many Canadians the spirit of friendly competition at the dinner table is an essential part of the holiday spirit — and that means trying to make the best possible roasts, pies, and side dishes for your holiday feast.
At truLOCAL, we understand that good food comes first and foremost from good ingredients, which is why we work hard to provide you with the very best ingredients possible.
Whether you are looking for wild-caught fish from sustainable fisheries or sugar and nitrate free bacon from local Canadian farms, truLOCAL is the best place to go if you want to make sure the meat on your table is of the highest possible quality.
We also offer a lot of holiday-specific options that make feeding large groups easy. No matter what your favourite holiday recipes call for — whether you’re a whole chicken sort of family, or prefer a Christmas ham or hearty beef roast — truLOCAL has the best products Canada’s farmers can offer.
#3 A Wide Range of Options
It is well known that Canada is a land of farmers, and this means that it isn’t too hard to get fresh meat delivery if you know where to look.
What makes truLOCAL different isn’t just that we work with local farmers to serve you the best, or that we offer incomparably convenient delivery options: we also offer a greater variety of products than most of our competitors, and we make it easy for you to get exactly what you want.
Every family has its own particular needs, and while some may simply be looking for a traditional Christmas turkey to celebrate the big day, others may want to draw on a cornucopia of different meats in order to create their holiday feasts.
If you want to order more than just a large portion of beef or a sizable roast, truLOCAL gives you lots of options to build a meat box that will serve your family’s unique needs.
Whether you want to stock up on bone broth for soups and stews while laying in some delicious bacon for holiday brunch, or need to make sure you’ve got the ground pork and grass-fed ground beef you need to make that perfect holiday tourtiere, you’ll be able to include as much of it as you may need in your regular truLOCAL order or in any special holiday order you may want to make.
#4 All Meats Raised In-Province
Different Canadian provinces are justifiably proud of the meat they raise. Whether you live in Alberta and love that AAA grass-fed prairie beef, or have a taste of Ontario pork, you probably want to make sure that the meat you buy was raised close to home.
While the local food movement has been gaining in popularity for years, it can still be a bit difficult to make sure that you’re really buying beef, pork, chicken, and buffalo that was raised in-province, especially if you shop at supermarkets.
At truLOCAL, we only work with producers and farmers who operate in the provinces as the customers we serve — which means that if you live in British Columbia, all the meat in your truLOCAL order is sourced from operations in British Columbia.
Because we believe in offering as much transparency as possible about where our food comes from, we offer plenty of detailed information about the partners we work within each province. This means that when you customize your own meat box on our website, you can easily find out which farms of fisheries the products you have ordered are coming from.
Not only does this guarantee that the meat you are getting is local, but it is also a way of ensuring that the money you spend is circulated back to farmers, butchers, and fishermen working in your own community, helping to build a stronger economy for ordinary Canadians.
#5 A Healthy Choice for a Sustainable World
Can the holidays ever really be healthy?
Every year, Canadians who are concerned about their weight or overall health approach the holidays with a sense of dread. Between the fatty dishes and plentiful desserts that are such a major part of traditional celebrations, for many people the gastronomic aspect of the holiday season can be cause for anxiety rather than anticipation.
Fortunately, you don’t have to choose between denial and indulgence. Eating real food made from real ingredients is one of the easiest things you can do to improve your overall health and wellbeing, so this month don’t fall prey to the notion that the holidays inevitably mean embracing bad diet: there are plenty of ways to make your Christmas, Hanukkah, or New Year’s feast nutritious as well as delicious, so long as you are using whole foods and natural ingredients.
At truLOCAL, we pride ourselves on sourcing all of our meats from local farms and producers that care about delivering high quality, fresh ingredients. This means you can serve your roasts and fixings confident that the food on your table doesn’t just taste good, but is good.
And it isn’t just your health and that of your guests that you are looking out for when you serve fresh meats from truLOCAL: you’ll also be doing your part for sustainable agriculture in Canada.
For most of us, the holidays are a time of contemplation, when we think about the year that has just passed and the year that is to come. For many Canadians, this will inevitably mean thinking about climate change related challenges that have become increasingly difficult to ignore.
Not only was 2019 the year of the hottest summer on record, but it was also the year when mass movements around the globe made it impossible to pretend that humanity can continue living as it has. If these heavy thoughts have stayed with you despite the festive joy of the season, you can, perhaps, take some small measure of comfort in the fact that choosing truLOCAL means choosing one of the most environmentally sustainable meat options available.
Not only do we work hard to ensure that all of our meat is sourced from farms, fisheries, and producers committed to sustainability, by choosing to offer local options, we reduce the amount of transcontinental shipping normally involved in meat production.
#6: Gift Options Available
The holidays are a time for giving, and we’ve all got that person on our list who seems to have everything they need. But even that person has to eat, and our fresh meat delivery boxes are a perfect gift for those who appreciate great food and want to discover exciting new ingredients like lamb shank and groundwater buffalo.
If you want to give the gift of meat this holiday season by sending someone you love a fresh meat box, we have lots of options to get you started. Whether you want to send a one-off delivery box to someone you care about, or you want to try giving a short-term subscription, get in touch with us today to find out how it works.
One of the great things about the holiday season in Canada is that it is a perfect showcase for Canada’s diversity. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the foods we eat. A Christmas or Hanukkah dinner can look very different in different parts of the country — or even different parts of your neighbourhood! — but one thing that all Canadians can agree on is the fact that variety is the spice of life.
This holiday season, make sure you have access to the meats you love the most by ordering through truLOCAL’s fresh meat delivery service. With convenient delivery options, high quality products, and lots of sustainable, healthy choices from local farms, truLOCAL makes grocery shopping easy during the busiest time of the year.
Find out how you can place your holiday order today!