Meet Our Suppliers!  Harriston Packers

Meet Our Suppliers! Harriston Packers

Kurt Oelschlagel founded Harriston Packing Co. in 1967 after coming to Canada from Germany and settling in Harriston, Ontario. Kurt’s family upbringing in the German meat trade, combined with his innate ability to connect with people and serve the needs of his...
How to Grill the Perfect Steak

How to Grill the Perfect Steak

Three Tips for the Perfect Steak About half an hour before grilling take the steak out of the fridge to bring to room temperature, sprinkle generously with kosher salt. Sear the steak over high heat on each side, then slide the steak away from the direct heat. Never...
Local Food Week June 3-9, 2024

Local Food Week June 3-9, 2024

This week (June 3-9) is Local Food Week in Ontario!  While every week is local food week at Fraberts, this is a week marked specially by the province to celebrate and promote Ontario farmers and everyone else in the food chain that supports them. “Ontario’s farmers...
Fiddleheads

Fiddleheads

Fiddleheads are the furled fronds from a fledgling fern (say that five times fast!)  They are harvested from ostrich ferns, which grow wild in wet areas of northeastern North America in early spring.  We are often able to purchase fiddleheads from local fishers who...
Happy 150th to the Ontario Agricultural College

Happy 150th to the Ontario Agricultural College

This year we celebrate 150 years of the Ontario Agricultural College (OAC) at the University of Guelph!  Aggies have been called upon to show their Aggie pride today by sharing photos in our iconic leather jackets or other Aggie wear with the hashtag #OAC150. What is...
Meet our Growers!

Meet our Growers!

Paula and Dave started Salad Days Farm in 2016 near Belwood, just 10 minutes northeast of Fergus. They grow organic vegetables ranging from their famous salad mix to spinach, swiss chard, kale, radishes, carrots, beets, and much more. Before starting Salad Days, Paula...