Highest quality products and traditional preparation make Muskoka Meats a Winner!

For the second year in a row, those who trust owner David Purdon to provide the highest quality meats, and cheese for their meals have voted Muskoka Meats as Muskoka’s Best Butcher.

“We’re growing, changing and progressing,” says Purdon of his thriving business located on Highway 11 North two doors north of The Muskoka Store, just south of Gravenhurst.

“However, attention to detail remains one of our mainstays. It is so important in the meat industry. We have the finest meats and spices, and use traditional preparation methods. This means we make small batches that get extra care and attention.”

Muskoka Meats sells only Ontario pasture raised, vegetable or silage finished and aged beef, pork, chicken, lamb and veal. Animals fed pelletized food or growth hormones are not used, and all products are prepared on site.

The shop is renowned as the home of the Lumberjack Steak – a generously sized marinated crosscut steak that people drive miles to buy for the barbeque.
Sausages are made with no filler or binder for minimal shrinkage, and flavoured with the highest quality spices from around the world. “You can get lower end spices, but we use the best such as Hungarian paprika” explains Purdon. “It makes such a difference to the colour and flavour.”
  Meats are kept to a standard 85% lean by eliminating most fat and all gristle.

The shop also treats customers to one specialty type of wild game per week. Game selections include elk, bison, ostrich, wild boar and venison. “I’m always looking for something different, something special,” says Purdon.

Other special items on offer are Pine River cheese, created in traditional style by a co-op of dairy farmers, and multi-sized meat packages featuring what Purdon refers to as the three food groups – beef, pork and chicken. As well, Muskoka Meats does custom cutting and wrapping for hunters and farmers, and takes orders for custom-made sausages.

Customers can also order sides and hinds of beef, half or whole pigs, and lamb cut and wrapped to their specifications, as well as free range turkeys.

Muskoka Meats is open from 10 a.m. daily until 6 p.m. except Friday until 8 p.m (closed Sundays and holiday Mondays. For more information or orders, call 687-3283.