Fraberts Turns Five!
Save the Date
Fraberts’ 5th Birthday Party
Saturday, May 25
Samples and demos from some of our favourite suppliers as well as our own tasty products!
To celebrate this significant milestone in the retail business, we are holding a draw…
Why do you shop at Fraberts?
Tell us why you and your family shop at Fraberts Fresh Food – we will compile the entries and come up with “The Top 5 Reasons to Shop at Fraberts”, to celebrate 5 years of fantastic food in downtown Fergus. Every entry will get you a ballot to win $50 in Fraberts bucks for free groceries! Yes that’s right, you can enter more than once (we know there are tonnes of great reasons, but we must limit you to 5…).
Why do you shop at Fraberts? Post it on our Facebook page, email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or write it down and bring it to the store.
And spring has finally arrived…
…which means asparagus, spinach, fiddleheads and BBQ season. Haven’t tried our own store made sausage yet? They are delicious on your barbecue – as are our well -aged steaks from Harriston Packers, fresh chicken from Abate Packers in Arthur, yummy hot dogs from Schinkel’s Legacy….
Elora Farmers Market
The Elora Farmers Market has begun its summer season at Bissell Park in Elora every Saturday from 9am till 1pm. Come see us there!
Ontario Asparagus is Here!
Never mind the weather…the taste of spring has arrived! I proudly scored the first Ontario asparagus of the year this morning at the market. Grill it, steam it, put it in a salad…..this is what we wait all winter for!
Organic Milk in Glass Bottles
You’ve been asking – we’ve been listening! We finally have Organic Meadow milk in glass bottles. We are very proud to now carry local milk from Steen’s Dairy – everything from skim to whole and chocolate too. We also now carry Organic Meadow kefir.
Should be starting soon! We have the best local meat in town in our brand new meat counter – tasty chicken from Abate Packers, tender, aged steaks from Harriston Packers, and delicious sausages and pork products from Stonaleen Farms and Harriston Packers. Chef Derek always has something interesting in the meat counter – check it out!
Lots of New Products
…too many to mention and many more in the works – keep coming back to see what’s new at Fraberts!
Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 13 – maybe Chef Derek can help you make dinner for mom? Let us know.
Elora Farmers Market
Our summer market will start up at Bissell Park in Elora on Saturday, May 12. It will run throughout the summer and fall at that location from 9am till 1pm every Saturday. Fraberts will be there with seasonal local produce, flatbreads and dips, and other yummy treats!
…to Fraberts team member, Nicole Van den Borre! Nicole was accepted into Teacher’s College at Laurier and will begin this fall – for those of you who shop Fraberts with children in tow, you already know how great she is with kids!
Customer Tip of the Week
Want something other than croutons to add crunch to your salads? Try our roasted garlic chips!
St. Patrick’s Day – Thursday, March 17
Chef Derek is busy planning some yummy Irish dishes to honour St Patrick’s Day. Come in and see what he has created!
Soup Basics – Cooking Class – Wednesday, March 30 – 7-9pm
Back by popular demand! Learn how to make stock from scratch and create healthy, economical soups without all the salt and preservatives. Cost is $45 – call 226-383-7374 or come by to book your space as our classes fill up quickly!
New ways to keep up with Fraberts
Fraberts has now entered the wonderful world of social media. Follow us on Twitter (fraberts) or go to our Facebook fan page (Fraberts Fresh Food) and “like us” (please?). This will be the best way to keep up to date on daily activities such as when the first local asparagus or strawberries hit the shelf, or when the next 2 for 1 freezer sale is on.
Elora Farmers Market
Only two weeks left for our winter market. Thanks for your support during our first year of this endeavour. The outdoor market resumes on May 14 at our new home in Bissell Park – see you there!
Congratulations to Thatchers!
Check out your Wellington Advertiser this week for a great story on the Thatcher family. We provide their lamb by special order, and will be offering it for Easter.
Coming Very Soon
Our famous local Floralane tomatoes should hit our shelves by next weekend!
…to Sue Green, who won $50 of Fraberts food in our mystery envelope contest!