Fraberts Fresh Food

Local produce, ready made meals & catering

It’s Not Too Late!

December 16

Fresh Local Turkeys

…are still available – I’ve ordered lots of extras – call now to order (226-383-7374).  For every turkey ordered this Christmas, Fraberts will donate $1 to the Groves Hospital Foundation as part of the Fergus Believes in Santa campaign!

Gift Baskets and Gift Certificates

Still have some shopping to do?  We have gift baskets ready-made or made to order – any price range or taste can be accommodated.  We have fun and delicious stocking stuffers.  Fraberts gift certificates are a perfect gift for the foodie on your list.  They also make great stocking stuffers or teacher gifts.  Fraberts is also selling the “Gift of Choice” – gift cheques that can be used at most retailers in Fergus or Elora – a great way to promote shopping local this Christmas!  (Visit www.giftofchoicecw.ca for more information.)
All the best this holiday season from our family to yours!

Chef Derek, Jackie, Charlotte, Emily, Chef Jay, Alyssa, Connie, Erik, Jennifer, John, Kate, Marissa, Melanie, Nicole, Rebecca, Sally, Tyler

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What’s In Store

November 13

Chef Derek’s Home-Made Ready Made Meals
Chicken Curry
Madras Beef Curry
Lasagna
Chicken Wings
Ribs
Turkey Meatballs
Pasta Salad
Shepherd’s Pie
Chicken Lasagna
Beer Can Chicken
Cabbage Rolls

Homemade Soups – made from scratch!
Thai
Chicken Noodle
Cream of Mushroom Soup
Beef Barley
Butternut Squash
Cabbage
Dahl

Local Seasonal Produce Includes:
Our famous local Floralane tomatoes
Ontario garlic
Crisp Ontario apples
Ontario brocolli, cauliflower
Ontario cabbage, potatoes and root veggies (beets, parsnips, carrots)
Ontario onions, rutabaga, sweet potatoes
Ontario hothouse red peppers and cucumbers
Ontario mushrooms and portabello mushrooms

Produce
a wide selection of produce staples – from lemons and bananas to oranges and pineapple are always available

Deli meats
our own homemade roast beef, black forest ham, pork loin, and turkey breast
Harriston’s delicious summer sausage – this is the best summer sausage you have ever tasted!
Montreal smoked meat

Local meat
fresh, local chicken from family farms in the Arthur area (delicious!)
steaks from Harriston Packers
pork loin chops from Harriston Packers
smoked and fresh sausage from Harriston Packers

Gourmet Cheese
lots of local, artisanal, Quebec, and international cheeses – too many to list!

River’s Edge Goat Dairy Products
Chevre – prize winner at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair!
Feta – prize winner at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair!
Goat milk
Goat yogurt

Best Baa Sheep Dairy Products
Sheep milk
Eweda
Mouton Rouge
Sheep yogurt
Sheep ice cream

Gourmet Items
From These Roots gourmet jams and salsas
Harvest Goodies salad dressings and preserves
Breadalbane Inn Apple Cider Garlic Dijon Vinaigrette
local maple syrup
local honey (Coneybeare)
Garlic King

Baked Goods
fresh bread baked daily
pies
butter tarts

Snacks
Fraberts Famous Flatbreads
Fraberts Famous Hummus
Six-Bean Hummus
Gourmet Nacho Chips
Duck liver pate
Roasted red pepper and feta dip

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Spring Rural Romp

May 23

This Saturday, May 28 is the Wellington Spring Rural Romp!  Stop in for samples of great local food, local BBQ’d sausage and asparagus – for more Romp locations check out www/guelphwellingtonlocalfood.ca/spring-rural-romp-2011.

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Easter is coming!

March 30

Still Room in Cooking Class

There is still room in Wednesday’s “Soup for Starters” Cooking Class this Wednesday, March 30 from 7-9pm at the store.  Back by popular demand – learn how to make your own stocks and soups from scratch – a healthy and economical way to eat!  Reduce your sodium intake.  Enjoy snacks and beverages while learning how to make soup – and take home your creations, plus a recipe and tips booklet.  A fun night out for $45 - call us at 226-383-7374 or drop in to sign up.
   

Easter is Coming

April 24 is Easter Sunday.  Order your fresh local turkey, ham, lamb, beef, tofu loaf, or other Easter needs from us by Friday, April 15 to avoid disappointment.  Need help?  Chef Derek to the rescue – he can do the veggies, potatoes, salads, hors d’ouvres, or pies for you – just order by calling 226-383-7374, emailing fraberts@frabertsfreshfood.com, or dropping by the store.

Tartan Day

Celebrate your inner Scot!  Sunday, April 10 is Tartan Day.  Lots to do around Fergus – click here for more information.

Fraberts on YouTube

Check out our video, created for the Centre Wellington Chamber of Commerce’s Awards of Excellence last year, when we won Small Business of the Year.  Go to our website at www.frabertsfreshfood.com and access it right from our homepage.  My how Emily has grown!

What’s New at Fraberts

- Our local tomatoes, fresh from Floralane Produce in Elmira, are back…need we say more?  Enjoy!
- Chef Derek has two new flatbread flavours.  Spicy Mango Chipotle has some kick and goes really well with our new Tzatziki or classic Hummus dips.  And the Sinfully Cinnamon…think Beaver Tail – yum!
- Fraberts meets social media – we have a Facebook “fan page”, visit and “like” us to keep up to date on what’s up at Fraberts and/or follow us @fraberts on Twitter. 

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Exciting New Flatbreads!

March 25

Come in a try out our exciting NEW flatbread flavour….spicy mango chipotle. They’ve got kick! Goes well with our new store made tzatziki and our classic hummus dips.

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February at Fraberts

February 9

Valentines Day is Coming
Special for Valentines Day – and perhaps every weekend depending on response – we are offering “Simply Irresistible” gourmet filled cupcakes – “cupcakes for grownups”.  Brenda brought some by to sample and they are absolutely delicious!  Handmade in small batches with the best ingredients – real butter, whipped cream and real fruit preserves – yum!  Order ahead to avoid disappointment – chocolate decadence, lemon heaven, raspberry almond dream, and pumpkin spice.  They even come in a lovely box – the perfect Valentines Day treat for your loved one(s)!

Treat your sweetheart to a romantic dinner in, or a decadent cheese board to go with the perfect bottle of wine – ask Chef Derek how he can help!

Parents learn about “Real Food” at James McQueen
We had the pleasure of meeting with approximately 50 parents at James McQueen Public School here in Fergus on January 26, along with Amy Waugh, local dietician with the Upper Grand Family Health team, to talk about “real food”.  We had a great discussion on how to feed your family healthy meals – portion sizes, balance, variety, including more fruits and veggies, quick easy tips, staying on budget, etc.  I have included our handout materials on www.frabertsfreshfood.com as a post titled “Real Food”.  Thank you so much to the “Greener McQueen” parents for organizing such an informative evening for everyone!

Soup Basics – Cooking Class – Wednesday, February 23 – 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!

What’s New at Fraberts?
Brighten up the winter doldrums by trying something new!
-          The most delicious squares (the new caramel square is my personal favourite)!
-          Decadent ice syrup – drizzle this over a sharp cheese, or ice cream, or bacon, or….
-          Gourmet stuffed olives – for your martini, or just for snacking.

Happy Valentines Day!
Jackie and Chef Derek

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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 www.elorafarmersmarket.com.

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 www.trailway.org.

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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