Know YOur Farmer, Know Your Food
Spragg’s Meat Shop is a family owned and operated farm and business, headquartered in Rosemary, Alberta. From farm to table, our focus is on quality and taste.
Spragg’s Meat Shop has grown and developed significantly since it’s beginning, but, like most successful business ventures, it all started with a wish.
In 2002, after working in the commercial hog industry for two years, Greg Spragg’s dream to raise pigs of his own had solidified. On Greg’s birthday, his wife Bonnie gave him the gift that kept on giving. She surprised him with three little pigs, the first of many. By summer’s end, Greg and Bonnie had raised 75 pigs to market weight. 50 pigs were sold, leaving 25 for breeding stock.
By November 2005, Greg and Bonnie’s vision continued to grow as Spragg’s Meat Shop officially opened its doors. Expanding into processing allowed Greg and Bonnie to raise their hogs, process them and market their pork products all within Rosemary, Alberta. While Spragg’s Meat Shop is the main processing and retail outlet for Spragg’s free-range pork, you can also shop at the Farmers Markets and select grocery stores in Calgary and area.
Greg and Bonnie are proud of the pigs that they raise. They would never consider putting up a barn after seeing the benefits of raising hogs outside. When pigs are allowed to live and grow in a natural environment, they develop personalities and even attitudes.
Sunlight, fresh air and an open pasture do amazing things for the pork flavour. It tastes better knowing that the pigs were happily raised in a low stress environment. Spragg’s Meat Shop works hard to produce the best pork for you, from the day the pigs are born, to the day the pork chops are cut, bacon is smoked and the roast is marinated. We hope that you get as much enjoyment eating our pork as we do getting it to your table.
What We've Achieved
Calgary Chamber of Commerce 2017 – Environmental Stewardship Award
Alberta Food Awards 2015 – Best in Protein
Alberta Food Processors Association Meat Convention 2014 – People’s Choice Award
Brooks Chamber of Commerce Small Business Awards 2013 – Customer Service Award (BJ Hasper)
County of Newell 2013 – Calgary Stampede Farm Family of the Year Award
Rosemary Davis Award 2012 – Women in Leadership in Agriculture (Bonnie Spragg)
Alberta Food for Health Award 2009/2010 – Premier’s Award for Healthy Alberta Food Sold at a Farmers’ Market
Chinook Entrepreneur Challenge 2005 – Best Agricultural Business Plan
Olds College 2005 – Top Student in the Meat Training Course (Greg Spragg)