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How To Buy Meat Direct From a Farmer: British Columbia

Buying meat direct from a farmer has become easier in recent times. Over the last couple of years, there has been a big shift to moving traditional businesses online. One industry to benefit is the direct farmer to consumer, providing the farmgate to plate experience.

If you want to buy half a cow, or any meat directly from a farmer, it’s easy – once you find them. The difficulty lies in finding the right local farmer or butcher that has the products you want and is either located near you, or delivers to you. This post will list local farmers that you can purchase meat directly from in British Columbia

If you want to:

  • Buy bulk meat in British Columbia
  • Buy higher quality meat in British Columbia
  • Support your local Canadian farmers
  • Allocate some (or all) of your meat purchases away from the major grocery stores

Then let’s dive in!

Buy Meat from a farmer

Buy Half a Cow: British Columbia

Buy half a cow

Les and Chris Yates cross bred Galloway and Black Angus cattle at Lemieux Creek Ranch for 20 years and now background and grass finish calves from that herd as well as two neighbouring ranchers.   The ranch is located in the beautiful Bulkley Valley in north-west British Columbia, near the Town of Telkwa, approximately half way between Prince George and Prince Rupert. Our goal is to raise healthy food from healthy animals.

DELIVERY: October only: Abbotsford, Surrey, Coquitlam Pick-up. November only: Kitimat, Terrace, Rupert

BUY: Sides of beef

free range butcher

Lentelus Farms is an agroecological family farming business on Vancouver Island, and more recently, Kelowna as well. We strive to practice a form of agriculture that is regenerative and restorative to the lands which we farm.

DELIVERY: Kelowna, Pick up from Comox Valley

BUY: Sides of beef, pork, lamb. Poultry

BUY: Individual cuts and extras

Buy half a cow

We are located about 40km east of Vancouver in Abbotsford BC.

We recognize that conventional agricultural practices are harmful to cow, consumer and ecology alike and therefore endeavor to follow a more natural path.  One without growth hormones, steroids, antibiotics or unhealthy-for-cattle grains. Instead we nourish our cows with grass and forage.  It is our believe that happy, healty cows, fed on grass and given plenty of sunshine, fresh air and affection, produce superior quality beef.

DELIVERY: Pick up from Abbotsford

BUY: Sides of beef

BUY: Individual cuts and extras

Buy half a pig

Keenan Family Farms specializes in pasture raised pigs and free range laying hens on 35 acres just south of Salmon Arm, BC.

Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW is the only label that guarantees animals are raised outdoors on pasture or range for their entire lives on an independent farm using truly sustainable, high-welfare farming practices

DELIVERY: Lower Mainland, Salmon Arm

BUY: Sides of pork

BUY: Individual cuts and extras

Are you a farmer or rancher based in or delivering to British Columbia? Do you sell meat direct to consumer? If you would like to be listed here, please contact us to add your listing.