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Pastured Meats

farming process

Our Practices

Henry and Sarah Bakker believe responsible and innovative farming strategies benefit our customers, producers, the community as a whole, and the health of the earth. We are committed to producing premium meats in an ecologically sustainable way and providing our customers with a local alternative to factory-farmed meat.

Protecting habitat for grassland bird species is a main feature of our management practices. Grassland bird species, including the Bobolink, Eastern Bluebird, Northern Harrier, and, of course, the Field Sparrow, are declining significantly due to habitat loss. Bird-friendly agricultural practices, such as rotational grazing, delayed haying, and protecting riparian areas, work to increase usable nesting sites for these species.

what we do

Naturally Raised Pastured Meats

farming & shopping faqs

Questions & Answers

Approximately 28 cu. ft of freezer space for a whole beef .
Approximately 14 cu. ft. of freezer space for a half beef or a whole pig.
Approximately 7 cu. ft. of freezer space for a quarter beef or half a pig.

If you keep your freezer temperature at or below -18 degree Celsius, you can expect your beef to stay quality fresh for up to one year, pork that has not been smoked will last at least 10 months, chicken will last for 6 months, and smoked pork products will last 3 months.

The majority of our meat is wrapped in quality freezer paper. We prefer the paper because it’s close contact with the meat prevents freezer burn.

Our animals have access to the outdoors (as weather permits), fresh water, and shelter. We use a local provincially-certified abattoir in order to minimize stress from transportation.

  • Bulls are male cattle
  • Steers are bulls that have been castrated
  • Heifers are female cattle that have not given birth
  • Cow are females that have given birth

Yes! Toronto delivery days are on Mondays.  The delivery fee is $10.  To order, shop our online store.

Yes! Peterborough delivery days are on Saturdays.  The delivery fee is $10.  To order, shop our online store.

Yes! We are located in Bobcaygeon and we deliver throughout Kawartha Lakes. Kawartha Lakes deliveries are made on Saturdays.  To order, shop our online store.

For our Peterborough and Toronto customers, we have implemented a $10 delivery fee.

We have tried to keep this fee as low as possible while still recouping some of the additional costs we incur through offering deliveries. If this is a financial barrier for you due to loss of income through COVID-19 issues, please reach out to us.

Until further notice, we’re limiting our GTA delivery zone from Scarborough to Etobicoke and south of the 401.

We recommend ordering up to 1 week in advance.

We open the online store on Wednesday evenings and close it once we’ve maxed out on deliveries or Friday at 9:00 p.m., whichever comes first. Deliveries take place the following week.

Click here to shop our online store and place your order.

  • Add Items to your cart and click Checkout.
  • If you are an existing customer, click Login Now on the left side. If you are a new customer, enter you contact information, including address and click Create your account.
  • Click Checkout again, and you will have the option of selecting Pickup or Delivery and your Delivery Date. Please note: if you cannot select delivery, it may be that the address on your account is incorrect or we have not added the location to our map, so please email us if you have any issues with this process.
  • Use Order Notes for things we should know about delivery like buzzer numbers or if we need to leave it with a concierge.
  • Click Place Order.

PAYMENT PROCESS:

  • When you place your order, please do not pay immediately as your total is an ESTIMATE of the actual weight.
  • We will invoice you Friday night for Peterborough and CoKL and Saturday for Toronto deliveries. You will receive an email that says Field Sparrow Farms Order ######. It has your invoice attached as a PDF, or you can click the button that says View Order to see your final total.
  • We prefer payment by e-transfer as we like to avoid paying credit card fees, but we can accept credit cards.
  • To pay by e-transfer, you can send your e-transfer to info@fieldsparrowfarms.ca. There is no need for a password, but if your bank requires one, please do send it to us.
  • To pay by credit card, click the button that says View Order in your invoice email and then click Pay Now.
  • We prefer payment by e-transfer as we like to avoid paying credit card fees, but we can accept credit cards.
  • To pay by e-transfer, you can send your e-transfer to info@fieldsparrowfarms.ca. There is no need for a password, but if your bank requires one, please do send it to us.
  • To pay by credit card, click the button that says View Order in your invoice email and then click Pay Now.

Yes!  Farm pick-ups are on Saturdays.

Yes!

Annette Village Farmers’ Market
Dates: Wednesdays, May – October
Time: 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Runnymede Presbyterian Church – 680 Annette Street
Webhttps://www.annettevillagemarket.com/

Peterborough Regional Farmers’ Market
Dates: Saturdays, year-round
Time: 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Citi-Centre Courtyard @ 307 Aylmer St. N.
Webhttps://www.ptboregionalfarmersmarket.org/

Sorauren Park Farmers’ Market (Covid-19 Update: closed until further notice)
Dates: Mondays, year-round
Time: 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Sorauren Park, Wabash and Sorauren Avenue south of Dundas Street West
Webwww.westendfood.coop/

Yes!

The Big Carrot
Carries our pastured chicken
Location348 Danforth Ave, Toronto
Web: 
thebigcarrot.ca