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Organic Food Pioneers Join Forces. Fresh City acquires The Healthy Butcher!

It's time to be bold!

From our first harvest in Spring 2011, we have leaned on a thriving community of growers and makers to deliver on a fresh and meticulously sourced food experience. At the break of dawn each and every day, there are literally hundreds of people across Ontario who get to work seeding, weeding, harvesting, cooking, baking and packaging on your behalf and doing so with uncompromising commitment to taste, quality and sustainability.

Amongst the leaders of the local food scene is The Healthy Butcher founded in 2005 by husband and wife duo, Mario and Tara, with a dream of providing the best sourced, organic and grass-fed meats, as well as sustainable fish. They have long standing relationships with several livestock farms and a very loyal following as trailblazers in their space. In addition to a robust meat offering, their stores also feature other local and organic groceries. Today I am proud to announce that Fresh City has acquired The Healthy Butcher and I am even more excited that Mario, Tara, head butcher Dave, and their entire team will stay on.

Many of you have been Fresh City customers from Day 1, when all we were sourcing was local produce.  Every step that we have taken along the way is to deliver on our purpose, which is to provide a better life through food.  From making connections with farmers outside of Ontario, to adding prepared foods to our offering, recently we acquired Mabel’s Bakery that bakes the best breads in the city, and today to extending our competency in the world of animal protein, we are offering more but never wavering on our values.  We have never supported, nor we will ever support, animals raised in concentrated feeding operations, the use of antibiotics or hormones, or the unethical treatment of animals. Now, with The Healthy Butcher on board, we (and you) can rest assured that all animal proteins will be vetted by the butcher shop that has, arguably, the highest standards in the world.  This allows Fresh City to provide better quality, higher standards and more transparency than ever before.

We will continue to focus on providing a variety of food options including plant based, vegetarian, gluten-free, and more.  Our purpose is to provide you with a better life through food. Food that you can trust has been ethically sourced and produced, just for you.

Some Healthy Butcher products have already been added to Fresh City’s online market and stores.  And some Fresh City prepared foods are now available at both Healthy Butcher locations as well as on their online store. As we continue to integrate our systems over the next several months, you will begin to see more and more Healthy Butcher products available as a part of the Fresh City home delivery service.

You can read more about today's exciting announcement, check out the link to our press release >

With gratitude,

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