Is your dad one of the many men who takes his BBQing seriously?
For all those dads who live for the nights when they can head outdoors and light up the barbecue – we’ve got you covered! Your pops will love slipping on his socks and sandals, as he opens up these 7 Father’s Day Gifts that will only add to your BBQing experience this summer!
Over the last few months, we’ve introduced you to our co-owner and meat shop manager, Bonnie Spragg, and our farm girl, Ruth. Today, we’re excited to present our final Spotlight Q&A feature on our hog farmer extraordinaire, Greg Spragg!
Are you tired of eating the same-old deli meat sandwich time after time? Are you looking to spruce things up? At the Spragg’s household, deli meat is a fan favourite. It’s convenient, fast and absolutely satisfying! Being a foodie, during Bonnie’s travels, she’s always looking for inspirational new ways to prepare food, and imagine her surprise when she stumbled upon this unique dish – Wurst salad. Any ideas on the star ingredient? You guessed it, deli meat!
On Friday, May 3, the federal government announced the second wave of recipients receiving funding from the Women Entrepreneurship Strategy, a $2-billion investment that seeks to help double the number of women-led businesses by 2025. The Calgary recipients were announced at an event held at District Ventures. Our very own co-owner of Spragg’s Meat Shop, Bonnie Spragg, is proud to have been selected as one of the women-led businesses to receive $100,000 from the fund.
It’s picnic season! Grab the wicker basket out of storage, round up the family, and get outside for a yummy picnic lunch. We all know that kids can be picky eaters so that’s why we’ve put together a list of 5 kid-approved picnic meals that you can toss together before your next outing.
No, we’re not kidding. These four Boston Butt Pork Steak recipes will change your life, or at the very least they’ll delight your taste buds! Baked, fried and smoked, these recipes will have everyone at the dinner table coming back for more.
We believe that the more Alberta farmers connect with customers, the better. Knowing your farmer leads to knowing your food, and ultimately a deeper connection and appreciation between us all. Each family farm and ranch across Alberta has a unique story, and we hope that you enjoy getting to know who we are, what we do, and how we do it at Spragg’s Meat Shop through our Spotlight Q&A series. Last month, we interviewed co-owner of Spragg’s Meat Shop, Bonnie Spragg.
This month, we’re excited to introduce you to Bonnie and Greg’s daughter, Ruth Spragg, who’s spent her entire life growing up on the farm, appreciating the land, connecting with nature and working alongside her family.
We love kicking off spring in the messiest way possible! Don’t ribs taste better the old fashioned way? What’s better than skipping utensils and digging into a saucy rack of ribs with nothing but your hands during a backyard barbecue? If you’re ready to prepare some finger-lickin’ good pork ribs, these easy, fall-off-the-bone recipes are sure to make your mouth water.
Leftover ham always tastes great on a sandwich or cooked with eggs, but, this Easter, why not expand your family’s palette with one of these quick, delicious, ham-filled leftover recipes?
The Easter egg hunt is over, the table is set, and everyone’s ready to eat! Whether you’re cooking your ham with a tried-and-true recipe, or with something new, you’ll want to make sure to avoid these common cooking mistakes.
You may know and love the local products we produce and sell at Spragg’s Meat Shop, but how much do you really know about our people, who work so hard behind the scenes? Spragg’s Meat Shop has been an Alberta-based family business since 2005. Led by husband and wife team, Greg and Bonnie Spragg, we are proud farmers, business owners, parents, and so much more.
Over the next few weeks, we’re excited to be rolling out our Q&A blog series. With each installment, you’ll learn more about who we are, what we do, and how we do it!
First up, check out our Q&A session with co-owner and Rosemary Meat Shop manager, Bonnie Spragg!
We know the feeling, after a long day at work all you want to do is head home and relax. Cooking a healthy dinner should be anything but a chore to add to your to-do list. Spring is the season of bright and refreshing dishes that are sure to tantalize your taste buds after winter’s comfort food.
Switch up your weeknight dinner rotation with these quick and easy spring chicken recipes!
Sausages are surprisingly versatile, and you can prepare them so many different ways. When it’s too cold outside to spark up the barbeque, try these other delicious techniques for cooking your sausages. Your family will be head-over-heels for meals this week.
For the LOVE of sausage! This month, we are asking YOU to submit your favourite sausage flavours and your family’s best sausage recipes. We're working hard behind the scenes on creating a delicious new seasonal sausage to roll out in the coming months. We want to know which of our current flavours are your tried and true favourites!
The idea of going zero-waste is nothing new, but it’s become a more popular philosophy in recent years. The simple definition of zero-waste is: reduce, reuse, and recycle. The ultimate goal is to send nothing to landfills. We’ve come up with simple ways you can start your zero-waste journey, and it begins with shopping local!
Keep up with your New Year’s resolution by staying active! Check out these pork-filled, protein-rich recipes. Not only will they help you stay on track, but you’ll also have plenty of energy too!
Make Valentine’s Day extra special this year by treating your loved ones to an eco-friendly date night! Here are six environmentally friendly ideas you can enjoy on February 14th.
Why head out to a crowded and noisy restaurant on Valentine’s Day? When instead, you can cook a simple and delicious dinner at home. We’ve come up with a classic 3-course meal that’s sure to please. You can hone your cooking skills, and show your loved one how much you care. It’s a win-win!
Are you trying to eat healthier and prepare more home cooked meals in 2019? Then Spragg’s will help meet your goals! We supply deliciously tender, lean cuts of pork, packed with plenty of protein. You’ll be whipping up quick, healthy weeknight meals in no time!
Did you know we carry more than just pork at our meat shops? We also carry a variety of products from other local farmers and products, including chicken, beef, and lamb. Make it your New Year’s resolution to stop by to pick up some of our delightful new offerings!
Culinary trends are changing for the better, and we couldn’t be happier! Sustainable, healthy living and eating is a top priority. Check out our list of 2019’s best food trends.
There’s never been a better time than now to become a food connoisseur. Take a look at our list of 20 resolutions fit for foodies!
Charcuterie boards are not only gorgeous to look at, but they also contain a combination of curated flavours and small bites that make for the perfect, no-fuss, holiday party snack! Building the perfect board is both an art and a science. We’ve rounded up five tips to help you build the ultimate charcuterie board this holiday season.
There’s something special about cooking a delicious ham for the holidays. Ham not only makes a beautiful centrepiece, but it also brings families together. Here are our best cooking tips and glazing techniques for roasting a holiday ham to perfection!
Bacon is the gift that keeps on giving, so why wouldn't you include it in your holiday baking ingredients? We’ve found five delectable bacon cookie recipes that will steal the show at your next holiday party!
Did you know we have a full-service deli counter at our Calgary meat shop location? It’s true! And we can slice any of our sandwich meats to order! Deli ham is an excellent alternative to the PB&J sandwich! It’s a lean protein, full of vitamins and minerals. Best of all, it’s flavourful! Even the pickiest of eaters will approve. We hope you enjoy the recipes that follow. We’re confident that your kids will approve!
The holidays are a time for feasting, and this year we want to ensure our customers enjoy a Christmas dinner to remember! Spragg’s Meat Shop is giving a wonderful prize to one lucky shopper…all you’ll need to do is add a holiday side and some eggnog, and you’ll be well on your way to the festive feast of your dreams!
In the spirit of the holiday season, we are giving away a Holiday Feast - valued at $250!
Have you downloaded our NEW Guide To Buying Meat In Bulk? Our catalogue teaches you everything you need to know about pork cuts. Once you become an expert on cuts, you’ll be ready to move on to preparing and seasoning the meat, which is exactly what we cover in this blog.
When you think of what an athlete eats, pork may not be the first thing that comes to mind. But, many experts agree that the consumption of lean cuts of pork can be very beneficial to casual gym-goers and professional athletes alike.