Fraberts Fresh Food

Local produce, ready made meals & catering

Celebrate the Harvest!

September 13

Celebrate the Harvest at Fraberts
Fall is a great time to eat local – lots of delicious local bounty such as apples, everbearing strawberries and raspberries, sweet corn, squash, tomatoes and much, much more to choose from. Celebrate the harvest with us on Saturday, September 29 at our annual Harvest Festival.  From 11am – 4pm we will have free samples and some of our wonderful suppliers on hand to discuss their products.  We are just one stop of many in this year’s Rural Romp – visit for more information on the Romp.
Thanksgiving is Around the Corner…
Be prepared – Thanksgiving immediately follows our Harvest Festival on the weekend of October 5-8!  Order your turkey or other holiday food by Friday, September 28 to avoid disappointment.  Every year we receive rave reviews about our fresh, local turkey.  Looking for an alternative to turkey?  Ask us about beef or pork roasts, fresh chicken, ham, tofu loaves – whatever you need, we can probably help.  Need help with the meal?  Chefs Derek and Jay can help with all details – just call us at 226-383-7374 to order today.  Don’t forget the pie!  Pumpkin, apple, red/black currant, blueberry, raspberry…order ahead to get your favourite!

Sheldon Creek Dairy
Our dairy selection is expanding again with the addition of Sheldon Creek fresh whole milk products.  Their cream-top milk is natural and nutritious, because they believe in doing less – not more – when it comes to milk.  They pasteurize their milk at the lowest temperature possible – 73 degrees for just 16 seconds, then bottled for your enjoyment.  Their milk is not homogenized, so the milk naturally separates into milk and cream, just like in the old days.  Shake the cream into the milk, drink it or skim it off and enjoy in your cooking. We also have their whole fresh dark chocolate milk and greek style whole milk yogurt.  Try some today!
Staff News!
Congratulations to John who married Cathy after a mere 17 years together.  All the best to the happy couple!

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Celebrate Christmas at Fraberts

December 2

You’re Invited to our “Getting Ready for the Holidays” Party….
Christmas came early to Fraberts!  Join us Friday, December 10 through to Sunday, December 12 for our “Getting Ready for the Holidays” party as we launch our cheese counter and celebrate our renovations.  Every customer receives a gift envelope – every envelope is a winner, and one includes $50 of free groceries!  Enjoy free food samples and demos from 11am-4pm throughout the three day celebration.

Our New Gourmet Cheese Counter…
….includes delicious local, artisanal, Quebec, and international cheeses.  Try something new – we sample!  Order a decadent cheese board, expertly arranged.

Fresh Local Turkey and Other Meats
Order your fresh local turkey, ham, roast, lamb, pork, duck, or chicken from us by Friday, December 17.

Gift Baskets and Gift Certificates
Fraberts will have gift baskets of all price ranges available – ready-made or custom made – your choice.  Gift certificates are also available.

Take the Stress Out of Christmas Entertaining
Fraberts is here to help with all of your holiday entertaining.  Let us know if you need stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, or other veggies “ready made” to make your holiday dinner a little less stressful.  As always, we will have lots of Chef Derek’s famous “Drunken Cranberry Sauce” on hand.  Remember – we cater!

Elora Farmers Market Events
Please come and see us at the new winter Elora Farmers Market at the Grand River Raceway on Saturdays from 9am till 1pm.  Lots going on in December:
-       Saturday, December 4 – 10:30 – 12:30 – Donate a food item to the CW Food Bank and get a free photo with Santa
-       Saturday, December 11 – 10:30 – 12:30 – Second chance to donate a food item to the CW Food Bank and get a free photo with Santa, plus Slow Food & Kitchen in the Park Project joining Savour Elora Fergus to prepare treats for everyone
-       Saturday December 18 – Live Animal Nativity (yes, a real live camel at the market!) and Artisans Crafters Bazaar
Please note that the Farmers Market is open Friday, December 24 and Friday, December 31 instead of Christmas and New Years Day which fall on Saturdays.  For more information visit

Fergus Santa Claus Parade – Saturday, December 4, 1:30pm
Join us here at Fraberts before or after the parade for hot apple cider and popcorn.

There’s a new Scottish Shop in Town!
Grand Opening of the Fergus Corner Scottish Shop is Saturday, December 4 at 181 St. Andrews Street West.  Best of luck to Heather Elsley – Fergus needs a Scottish Shop!

Jingle Bell Hike – Sunday, December 5, 10am
Bundle up and join the last hike of the season at the Gerrie Road entrance in Elora to the Elora Cataract Trailway.  For more information please visit

All the best for a happy and safe holiday season.  Enjoy your family, friends, and hopefully some great food!
Chef Derek, Jackie, Charlotte, Emily, Chef Jay, Frazer, Marissa, Melanie, Kate, Sally, Kristine, Connie

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