Meat Your Taste Real Butcher Shops

Top Butcher Shops in Wellington County and Guelph

It's time to get your BBQ ready! For excellent selection and quality visit these outstanding Taste Real butcher shops and see what they have to offer. We asked each of them for their signature ingredient or 'must taste item' - they are worth a try!

What Can You Expect From Your Local Butcher?

  1. Selection and Quality
    Each Taste Real butcher has a strong relationship with their local suppliers and can make conscious choices to ensure they are consistently providing our palettes with traditional and new tastes with outstanding flavours.
  2. Personal Experience
    Butchers are passionate about what they do and can provide expert service and knowledge about their meat selections. Bring in your recipe and they will be happy to offer their opinion on the best cut of meat.
  3. Keeping Your Dollar Local
    Taste Real butchers procure their meat locally and showcase products from many Wellington County farms. Knowing where your food comes from and how it is processed is an essential ingredient when looking to buy economically and environmentally sustainable meats.

Visit one of these great butcher shops below:

Fraberts Fresh Foods, Fergus

Fraberts Fresh Food offers a full range of local meat products. They proudly sell fresh local chicken from Abate Packers in Arthur, delicious pork chops (smoked and fresh), and the best steaks in town. They have a full service deli counter featuring roast beef, ham, roast turkey breast, and pork loin roasted in-store.  Fraberts brings in fresh Ontario lamb at Easter and locally raised turkeys at Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Easter.

Must Taste Item: Our very own store made sausages!

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Dar's Country Market, Elora

Dar's is always happy to customize an order for you. Cutting their own meat ensures the freshest and highest quality product for you.

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Harriston Packing Ltd, Harriston

Serving the finest meat products since 1967, Harriston Packing Company provides fresh beef, pork and smoked meats as well as custom processing including slaughter, cutting, smoking, burgers and sausage processing upon customer request.

They are able to provide large quantity boxed meats for local fundraising programs while keeping the quality and freshness of each cut.

Must Taste Item: Smoked Pork Chops. These chops are sweetly pickled and naturally smoked; juicy, tender and full of great flavor.

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Thatcher Farms Butcher Shop, Bakery and Farm Market, Rockwood

At Thatcher Farms you will meet your local farmer and learn how buying locally produced meats help to support and preserve local agriculture. In addition to their meats, eggs and cheeses, Thatcher Farms offers raw pet foods to make sure every part of the animal has a purpose. Buying your fresh meats from Thatcher Farms means you can buy with confidence!

Must Taste Item: Delicious Hand-Made Sausages, with over 14 flavours to choose from

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Trotters Butcher Shop and Charcuterie, Guelph

Trotters focuses on bringing the most local and freshest product available to Guelph by being as Farm Direct as possible. They are one of only few butcher shops in the area that produce their own hand crafted salami and dry cured products. The Trotter's team are skilled in providing custom cuts and providing cooking tips for the best taste from your meat.

Must Taste Item: House-made Pastrami

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Valeriote's Market and Butchery, Guelph

Valeriote's Market is your friendly neighbourhood fresh market featuring hand-made homestyle foods. Valeriote's makes it easy for you by roasting their beef, pork and chicken right in store. You can also pick up store-made hummus, salsa, dressings and Aioli dips for your feast! Talk to us about our traditional style sausage and meat specialties

Must Taste Item: House-aged Rib Eye Steak

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Wellington Country Marketplace, Guelph/Eramosa 

Wellington Country Marketplace is a third generation butcher shop originating in 1934 from Brenda's grandfather. Brenda and her team prepare several types of sausage including Italian, honey garlic, a breakfast sausage and their specialty, farmer's sausage.

Must Taste Item: Scrumptious Apple Harvest Sausage

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