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Jan 11, 2010 10:43 AM


Can anyone recommend an Organic Butcher, in Toronto, that sells good quality beef bones for soup stock? I need to make "bone marrow soup" for my mum who is undergoing chemotherapy

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  1. Check with Cumbrae's or the Healthy Butcher, multiple locations in the GTA.

    The Healthy Butcher
    565 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V, CA

    1636 Bayview Ave, Toronto, ON M4G, CA

    481 Church St, Toronto, ON M4Y, CA

    Healthy Butcher
    298 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto, ON M4R, CA

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    1. re: dxs

      There is nothing organic about Cumbrae's, but the bones will be good, if not pricey.

    2. Call or email to get in his list.

      Gerald is in town every couple of weeks in the winter and every tuesday in the summer. He'll be in Toronto this Thursday, I think at College/Dovercourt. He has amazing soup bones, mostly shank bones. He naturally raises healthy and happy cows, lambs and pigs. If it's marrow bones you want, he's your guy. I hope your mum gets better soon.

      1. Fresh From the Farm (Donlands and O'Connor) carries them.

        I'd call first though to make sure they're in stock; sometimes with FFTF you need to order items.

        ETA: FFTF carries both organic meat and meat that is hormone and drug-free that is raised by Mennonite and Amish farmers (i.e. not fed organic feed)--not sure which category the soup bones fall under.

        1. Second Healthy Butcher. If you go to the Eglinton / Avenue location, they also have all the organic produce that you would need, as well as in-house made stocks. Any time that I've asked them for bone marrow bones they have them.

          1. Not sure this suggestion would be timely enough - Beefconnections routinely sell beef soup bones with their deliveries, next up is in March. It is usually a buck a pound for their local herd. However they do have organic beef too and I am sure you can call them and arrange ahead of time to get the organic bones.