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Mar 24, 2012 06:28 PM

Moderatly Priced Organic Meat In GTA

Does anyone know of a place that sells organic meat? I went to Whole Foods by Square One and nearly dropped $25 just for 4 pieces of boneless chicken breast. If anyone knows of a place please let me know. By the way would I have luck at kensington market? Thanks for the help.

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  1. You could try The Healthy Butcher ( They have 3 locations - 565 Queen St., 298 Eglinton, and one in Kitchener-Waterloo. They've got organic and locally- raised beef, chicken, pork, lamb, elk, bison, duck, geese, rabbit, and more and the people are friendly.

    If it doesn't have to be organic, Sanagan's Meat Locker in Kensington sells sustainable, locally raised meats. Cumbrae's is also another local farm-raised option and they've got 3 locations in the city as well - on Church, Bayview, and in Dundas, ON.

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    1. re: bluefirefly

      Perfect, I've noticed the Healthy Butcher location on Eglinton.. Never really went in, Thanks for the response.

      1. re: AhadSQ

        The Healthy Butcher is very good, but NOT cheap, maybe more expensive than WF.

        1. re: Yongeman

          Really eh? Do you know about a place called "Not Just Steaks" if so do you know if they carry organic products?

      2. re: bluefirefly

        Sanagan's is my fave. Quality is great and the service is always friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating.


          1. re: wontonfm

            Perfect I'll check them out this weekend!

        1. In Mississauga, try Medium Rare or possibly Aurora Meats.

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          1. re: Kagemusha

            Medium Rare is nice... But I think officially it is in Etobicoke (Kipling/Dundas).

            Really friendly staff. Great meat pies too!

            1. re: ylsf

              The last time i talked to them, they were wet aging the red meat but he said some weeks they dry age..... how does one know?
              i guess i'd have to call them b4 each time i go?

          2. If your in the area Sunshine on college sometimes has whole organic chiclens for $13 They are frozen but they usually have some very well priced Rowe Farms chicken breasts as well.
            no website but heres the phone number!
            416 533 9582

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            1. re: LexiFirefly

              Alright perfect,sounds fairly cheap. I'll check them out.. I appreciate the help!

            2. In the west end, you can try Butcher by Nature .
              There are good butchers in Kensington Market and St. Lawrence Market as well.

              If for "GTA" you are willing to travel out of the city, my favourite source for meat is Agram Meats .
              The farm, abattoir, processing, and store are all on the same property near Georgetown, operated by the same people. Not certified organic, (which means their prices are very reasonable) but all natural and local, and I feel good about buying my meat there.

              Another not certified organic, but as good as is "Fresh from the Farm" near Donlands and O'Connor. All Kitchener-Waterloo area Mennonite products. Mennonite farmers produce food for their local community, and since they trust each other to use healthy practices, they don't feel the need to certify. Good stuff, available in store or by pre-order. Also baked goods, home canning, cheese, eggs and produce (in season).

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              1. re: blizzardgirl33

                Thank you for your extensive response, I think I might check out Agrams Meats as I want to step away from grocery store meat.

                1. re: AhadSQ

                  i'm a big fan of black angus meats...although it is in mississauga...

                  1. re: chrisfernando100

                    I live in Mississauga, whereabouts is it?

              2. How's Bloor & Ossington? Vince Gasparro's has well-sourced, if not organic, meats. They've been around since the 60's for a reason.