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The Whole Pig / Van Raay Farms Ltd.

Contact: Martin & Teresa Van Raay
Location 37871 Dashwood Rd. Dashwood ON CanadaPhone: 519-237-3255

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From our farm to your freezer; this is the Whole Pig experience. We specialize in delivering a variety of high quality pork products directly to your home and supplying you with the tools and recipes to maximize your dining experience. You can also pick up at the farm and order separate products.

Also offer fully cooked, ready to serve pulled pork and back ribs. Our pork is home grown at our farm near Dashwood, Ontario. We use the highest quality standards when raising our pork, which is obvious in the end product. Our pigs are fed corn, soybean meal, whey and a supplement which is fortified with essential vitamins, minerals and amino acids to optimize our pigs’ health and nutrition.

Our packages come in a variety of sizes, with the smallest fitting into most fridge freezers. A quarter order gives 2 people, 2 meals a week for 6 months with at least 15 different meal options. (I Have No Idea What to Order Order) includes Roasts, Ribs, Steaks, Sausage, Bacon, Burgers, Pork Tenderloins,  Chops and Hocks and specialty items like Porkerettes, Black Forest Ham, Peameal Bacon and Marinated Pork Chops — you get them all. FYI Porkerettes are awesome 100% Pork Meat Sticks

Remember, it is important to eat a balanced diet daily. Pork is an important part of this. Not only does pork supply you with essential vitamins and minerals- it is a lean source of protein and tastes really, really good.  Pork has been misunderstood for a number of years when it comes to fat content. Did you know pork has 10 cuts that are lower than 6 grams of fat per 100 g serving? Or that Pork contains no trans or hydrogenated fats?

With The Whole Pig you will know how your food is raised, know it is butcher shop quality, and our ground pork, burgers and sausage are gluten free (Ingredients: our pork meat and spices).

Whether you choose the Quarter, Half or Whole Order, we can tailor a package to suit your lifestyle. We deliver and we stand behind our product. A package of our products in your freezer is like having your own personal meat counter available to you anytime. We look forward to serving you.

Metzger Meats

When our animals reach “market weight” we deliver them to Metzger Meat Products in Hensall, Ontario.

Gerhard Metzger, owner and operator, has grown this family business into a high quality, unique, top Ontario business. In 2008 they were awarded the Huron Manufacturing Excellence Award as well as Innovative Manufacturing Award. This all started 20 years ago when Gerhard brought his German Butchering expertise to Canada.

Metzger Meat Products has implemented improvements with their recent expansion to ensure Food Safety, Traceability, Productivity and worker ergonomics. The new production facility was built in such a way that there is continuous refrigerated flow from start to finish. Ergonomic design was incorporated throughout to eliminate heavy lifting and handling of the meat by people.

Metzger Meat Products has implemented improvements with their recent expansion to ensure Food Safety, Traceability, Productivity and worker ergonomics. The new production facility was built in such a way that there is continuous refrigerated flow from start to finish. Ergonomic design was incorporated throughout to eliminate heavy lifting and handling of the meat by people.




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37871 Dashwood Rd. Dashwood ON Canada

Business Notes

  • Accepts credit cards
  • Parking available on site
  • Takeout
  • Wheelchair accessible

Farm-fresh foods and locally-produced specialties are plentiful throughout the area. This sampling is exactly that – just a taste of what you will discover.

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Photo: Metzger's Meats in Hensall
Photo: Metzger’s Meats in Hensall

Pork On Your Fork:  The Whole Pig (Dashwood) is a registered CQA (Certified Quality Auditors) family-farming operation whose pigs are fed on-farm ingredients. Their quality meats supply many local restaurants and are available direct to you from their farm retail store. Fans love The Whole Pig BBQ-Quarter package.

Talking Turkey: Third-generation Hayter’s Farm (Dashwood), 65-years of turkey passion, offers turkey kabobs, fillets, sausages, roasts, burgers and more at their retail store, as well as being a Beer Store and LCBO outlet.

Meat Magic: Buy locally-raised, in-store-made cold cuts and specialty meats from at Metzger’s Meat Products (Hensall) – a European style butcher store. Check out smoked pig ears and bones for your pooch. Williamson Farms Country Store (Forest) sells pork and beef from its own farms, maple syrup from their sugar bush and a selection of Ontario cheeses to customers.  Gift selection too.

Artisan Cheese: Blyth Farm Cheese (Blyth) handcrafts their cheese from farm-fresh goat’s and sheep’s milk. They emphasize purity of ingredients; celebrate diversity and accept some natural variation from season to season, from pasture to pasture, from cheese to cheese. [/fruitful_ttt_item]

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Photo: Masse Fruit & Vegetables Fruit Pickers
Photo: Masse Fruit & Vegetables Fruit Pickers

Fruits & Vegetables: Visit family-run Bayfield Berry Farm to pick your own and buy in-season raspberries, strawberries, blueberries and saskatoons. Time your visit to enjoy a light meal or weekend Breakfast Buffet and then take home specialty preserves, berries and baked treats (low sugar and no sugar options).

Fourth-generation-owned Crunican Orchards (Elginfield) grows about a dozen apple varieties to suit every taste, and sells apple cider vinegar, apple cider and more.

Farm Fresh:  Masse Fruit & Vegetables (St. Joseph) grows everbearing strawberries and sells seasonal produce. Watch Facebook for their strawberry announcements!

Simply Sweet. Mennonite owned and operated Zehr’s Country Market (Bayfield) offers home-made pies, Chelsea buns and other treats, as well as Mennonite farm-raised meats and seasonal produce.  [/fruitful_ttt_item]

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Photo of Khaos Artisan Kitchen Cake
Photo: Khaos Artisan Kitchen

How Sweet It Is!  Gregarious Cravings (Exeter) tantalizes taste buds with decadent treats to savour with your cuppa, while you browse their unique gifts and vintage items.

Bartliffs Bakery & Restaurant (Clinton) is a long-established favourite providing a wide variety of baked goods, rolls, pies, squares and other delicious delights.

Amazing Breads: Red Cat Farm & Bakery (Goderich) specializes in natural European-style breads, including wheat-free recipes.

Hand crafted breads and scratch-baked pastries, buns and other treats are created at Khaos Artisan Kitchen (Port Franks).[/fruitful_ttt_item]

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Photo: Shopbike Coffee Roasters
Photo: Shopbike Coffee Roasters

Fair and So Fine. Shopbike Coffee Roasters sources organic and fair trade coffee  beans to roast and grind in small batches. Try fan favs Coffee Americano and Maple Latte.

Quality Coffee: Owners of Coastal Coffee Company travel to family-owned coffee growers in Nicaragua, Columbia, Rwanda and Brazil to source top specialty grade beans that are small-batch roasted. Coastal Coffee is proud of the long-standing partnerships with their growers that grow into friendships as well.

Juice & Smoothies. Meanwhile, Registered Holistic Nutritionists at Culture Shock Kombucha brew up phytonutrient, antioxident, probiotic infused kombucha beverages using local and organic, quality ingredients, including reverse osmosis water. Nutritious and delicious try Pear Ginger, Cranberry-Orange, Vintage and Strawberry Basil.[/fruitful_ttt_item][/fruitful_ttt]