#SupportLocal: Scotch Line Turkey Farms

When you support local, it goes beyond just getting something freshly made at your favourite artisan deli and craft butcher shop food market. The locally sourced items that we use here at The Piggy Market are not only special because they help us create wonderful culinary creations, but they have their own unique story.

This is the first entry in a monthly series that we’re calling #SupportLocal where we will be showcasing the people behind some of the locally sourced items that we use in our store. First up is Scotch Line Turkey Farms where we get our fresh (never frozen) birds for the holidays.

Colin and AmyBeth Brubacher along with their three children are the people behind Scotch Line Turkey Farms; they are the third generation of Brubachers to run the farm. “Colin and AmyBeth took over the farm management from Colin’s parents nine years ago, but actually started building a succession plan over 16 years ago. To help things run smoothly, the couple work alongside Colin’s dad, Landis, and employ local part-time students to help them on evenings and weekends. ‘We love working with animals and the satisfaction you get from raising healthy turkeys,’ says Colin. “It’s very rewarding being able to produce healthy, great tasting food and just being a part of the agricultural community.’” The turkeys they raise and sell are 100% Ontario grown, with no antibiotics, and are free run (outside in a fenced area).

What’s truly special about the Brubacher family and their farm is that they take the time and care to provide a quality product, which also helps to stimulate the Ontario economy. Make sure to pre-order your own fresh Scotch Line Turkey (sized between 14-24 pounds) for the holidays from our store. They will be in between Dec 22nd-24th, while supplies last!

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!