Bon Voyage & Bon Appetit!

Chef Arif, one of our familiar faces around The Piggy Market, will be leaving us at the end of the week.  Arif has been with us for well over a year, and has become a huge part of the store, with the take home dinner program, our lunch menus, re-vitalizing the butter chicken, creating our hummus that we sell to Origin Trade every week, and much more.

Arif came to us through a long career with much experience, from Vancouver, London Ontario, and restaurants here in Ottawa.  As of October 24th, you will be able to find him at Le Hibou, in Wakefield, Quebec, where he is taking over as Executive Chef.  Arif will be sorely missed, but coming into his place is Dan Ward, who has been with us for the summer and will be taking over the dinner and lunch menus.

Arif is still with us until Friday the 14th, and we have quite a few of his delicious take home dinners in the freezer that you can stock up on!

Come on in, and say good bye, wish him well, and best fortunes for the future.  Then go visit Le Hibou in Wakefield next month for some good eats!

The Piggy Market Thanksgiving Experience

Thanksgiving is probably one of our favourite times of year here at The Piggy Market. We use it as a time to reflect on the past summer season, and remember all of the good times we’ve had, before the coming of winter.

It also means there’s time for one more harvest dinner, and we always try to make the most of it. The store will be absolutely full this weekend, with anything you could desire! If you want to make sure we have exactly what you want, feel free to order ahead. Here’s what you’ll be able to find:

Turkeys – From Scotch Line Turkey Farms, near Waterloo, Ontario. Fresh, never frozen, and growth hormone and antibiotic free.

Hams – Lavergne Western Meat, in Navan, Ontario. Bone in, Maple Smoked, and delicious. All from pork raised within 100 KM of Ottawa.

Fresh Pork – loin roasts, leg roasts, belly, and more. From Haanover View Farms in Marysville, Ontario

Lamb Legs – All natural, from a 4th generation farm in Osgoode, Ontario. Maple Meadow farm is also our regular supplier.

Pheasants and Guinea Fowl out of the freezer. Cornish Hens. Chickens and Duck.

Our Bakers are hard at work as well, making sure there are lots of breads and treats available. Remember, our baking is always guaranteed 100% nut free. We’ll have miles of pies available all weekend as well:

Pumpkin – Pumpkins from Rideau Pines Farm, and roasted in house.
Apple – Apples from Hall Apple Orchard.
Raspberry – Berries from Rideau Pines Farm
Sour Cherry – Cherries from Warner Farms – available only Saturday afternoon and Sunday
Apricot – Fruit from Warner Farms

As always, Kyle will be hard at work making our infamous beaus beer sausage stuffing, which will be available by the litre. This one always goes fast, so call to reserve for sure!

Please note, we will be closed on Monday, October 10th. Happy Thanksgiving!