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The History of Pig Domestication

Ever wondered why the modern domesticated pig looks so different from its wild relatives? Animal domestication is the answer. Thousands of years of pig farming has changed the look, and taste, of pigs, making them more favourable for our purposes. Read our latest blog post to learn more about how it happened!

Why Our Free Range Pork Isn’t Certified Organic

One of the questions we get asked all the time is whether our pork products are certified organic. Technically, the answer is no. The term “organic” is governed and regulated by the federal government, and for pork products to be certified they must meet specific standards and undergo an organic certification process.

From Farm to Table: The Journey of Spragg’s Meat Shop’s Pork

Today, there is a rising interest in how food is grown and raised. The farm to table movement has been a driving force in the resurfacing appreciation for local, traceable food. Consumers deserve transparency from their local farmers, which is why we’ve created this infographic. We hope you enjoy exploring the journey of our free range, Alberta-raised pork products.

New Year’s Resolutions? Try These Healthy Pork Recipes

With the arrival of the New Year, most take advantage of the opportunity to reflect on the past and set goals for the future. Predictably, after all of the feasts and treats over the holiday season, the top New Years resolution is to lose weight. Which is why we’ve gathered five recipes that are sure to satisfy your cravings, while supporting your goals. Enjoy!

Tis the Season…for Entertaining!

You’re busy, which is why we’ve found three meatball recipes that will surely dazzle your guests, and save you time. Make your meatballs from scratch, or simplify matters by cooking with one of Spragg’s three frozen meatball flavours. Choose from Bacon N Beef, Bacon Wrapped or Italian! Trust us, your guests will keep coming back for more.

Try this Three-Course Meal Featuring Pork in Each Dish

At Spragg’s Meat Shop, we love pork. We love everything about it. Today, we’re going to share a recipe for a delicious three-course meal featuring some of the most popular pork products: ham, pork loin, and bacon. Yum!

Pork for Dessert? Yes, Please! Learn About This Surprising Trend

Ham and bacon are known for their smoky, sweet, but salty flavour. They’re delicious, and we love them! And they’re part of a new trend. Rather than planning to fry up some bacon in the morning or pack a ham and cheese sandwich for lunch, get ready to use these items for (drumroll) dessert. Yes, that’s right, dessert!

Pork for a Feast: Recipes That Must Have a Place on Your Thanksgiving Table

Although turkey usually steals the spotlight on Thanksgiving, there are many delicious side dishes and appetizers including pork products that will make your dinner feel like a true feast. Some even go all out and enjoy a pork roast for Thanksgiving as an alternative to the traditional bird. We love pork on Thanksgiving. Try one of these delicious recipes for a truly spectacular feast.

How to Ensure Your Thanksgiving Dinner Goes Off Without a Hitch

Thanksgiving is coming up soon, so it’s time to start making plans. If you’re hosting this important holiday meal, you may feel overwhelmed with the task. After all, this holiday is all about the food, even more so than other holidays. But, with some planning and consideration, you can pull off your Thanksgiving dinner without a hitch. Here are our best tips.

What Free Range Pork Means to Spragg’s Meat Shop

Here at Spragg’s Meat Shop, we are committed to providing high quality pork to all of our customers. Part of that promise means that we take care of our pork from the time it comes to our farm as piglets to the time we butcher the meat. In order to care for the pigs, we operate using the free range concept. Many farms may produce free range pork but here’s what it means to us: