What Happens When Farmers Retire?
With the news that the Wallace’s will soon stop raising cattle, West Side Beef is looking to new pastures.
What's With Herbs?
The food from my childhood has had a significant influence on the food we serve at Richmond Station. We still stick to the classics but have also found new favourites: dill flowers on trout, mexican marigold in a butter sauce on zucchini, bronze fennel on fresh cheese.
Why is Kolapore Springs Trout So Special?
Kolapore Springs Trout Farm is located two hours northwest of Toronto, and the closest town is Thornbury. The location is perfect for an inland fish farm.
Why Does West Side Beef Have a Family Pack?
The WSB Family Pack is meant for families that want good, healthy, fresh proteins for their home pantry. With this option, we’ve included larger roasts, whole birds, and for the first time ever we’re mixing proteins together in one option.
Why Do Chefs Spend So Much Time Talking to Farmers?
Food made with better ingredients will taste better. Chefs that spend their food dollars buying directly from people that grow food will buy better ingredients. And in the process, the best chefs are learning a thing or two about cooking from farmers as well.
So You've Ordered a Pork Share: Now What?
You’ve just received your first pork share from West Side Beef and the experience is a bit like opening a treasure chest.
How Does West Side Beef Fit into the Kitchen at Richmond Station?
When our farmers know that we will consistently buy whole animals the way that we do, it offers them sustainable and consistent cash flow that makes a big difference for their businesses.
Why Is It Important to Use Heavy Pots and Pans?
My grandmother’s pots and pans are still around. Most of them must be over 60 years old by now but they still work as well as ever. She must have paid a small fortune for them when she bought them, but she’s certainly seen a good return on that investment.