Manotick Village Butcher providing local ethically raised meat to the Ottawa area


This section of the website is here to, amongst other things, help you learn how to recognise quality meat that is good value; offer suggestions on different cuts and how to make best use of them; provide you with ideas and inspiration to prepare spectacular meals.

"I'd like to encourage you to think about the meat you eat. Is it good enough? Good enough to bring you pleasure every time you eat it? What about the animals it comes from? Have they lived well? And what about the way you cook meat? Are you adventurous with it? Are you thrifty with it? Do you respect it, and do it justice?" ~ Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, The River Cottage Meat Book

In essence we would like to share our knowledge with you to help you get the best out of your meat while being a 'compassionate carnivore'.

Sometimes you need the right wine to compliment your food, to really make a meal perfect. Ottawa’s own Natalie MacLean - wine writer, speaker, judge and accredited sommelier - provides this very cool wine and food matching widget to help you choose.

On her website - - she offers in depth articles, reviews, special offers and much more. Really anything and everything you might need or want to know about wine.