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souggy Oct 2, 2010 05:23 PM

Originally I am from Alberta, and I grew up around Lethbridge and Grande Prairie at two different stages of my life. When I moved to Victoria, I wasn't impressed with the quality of the Mennonite sausages offered there. I thought it would be easier to find quality Mennonite sausages after moving to Vancouver, but no avail so far. I know people have recommended a few from Abbotsford and Chilliwack, but the ones I came across are not really the same as home. I will admit they are close, but they are missing something.

Most of the sausages we had were sourced from Regina, SK and Wembley, AB; I wager it has to do with the recipes involved, and not so much the butchershops or delis. Anyone on this forum can help this Albertan boy feel more at home on the west coast?

  1. fmed Oct 2, 2010 09:44 PM

    No real recommendations for sources. Have you inquired at all the Mennonite organizations in town? - eg churches etc?

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      souggy Oct 5, 2010 11:35 AM

      Already did that when I spent a year in Victoria; didn't have much luck.

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      bill_n_opus Oct 2, 2010 10:00 PM

      Which menno sausages did you try from the Fraser Valley?

      We usually get ours from Rempels

      33520 Downes Road
      Abbotsford, BC V2S 7T4

      ... but I recently tried another one while at the MCC fair last month that was pretty good also. Can't remember offhand where it was from.

      there was also a similar thread awhile back about this topic.

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        souggy Oct 5, 2010 11:31 AM

        Yes, I already searched through the forum ( http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/720892 ) before posting. I will have to give Rampel a call to see if they can deliver or send a package.

        After making some calls, the ones in SK and AB are not surprised since apparently in those provinces, the mixture is usually pure beef; BC, ON, MB tend to use either a pork and beef mix or exclusively pork; so they're not surprised people out on the Prairies are not used to the pork mixture. The downside is they cannot sell directly to me due to inter-provinical laws, however they can sell to a family member or friend, then the meat can be "gifted." It's rather silly because it's cheaper to buy locally than to get them shipped in.

        So I will have to ask around what mix the butchers use. :)

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          bill_n_opus Oct 6, 2010 09:21 AM

          Did you ask if you could specifically request a beef only sausage? If they are feeling generous they might do it! Never hurts to ask.

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