Get ready for spring with Rowe Farms

Get ready for spring with Rowe Farms

If you look at the calendar, spring is still a little over three weeks away—but that hasn’t stopped us from dreaming about it. We’re thinking about blue skies, warmer weather, and longer days with plenty of sunlight! Plus, plenty of exciting work happening on the farm (more on that another day).

Spring also means the official start of BBQ season for many families. While some of us use our grills throughout the year, many others shut them off for the winter season. Whether you’ve done a bit of outdoor cooking this winter or haven’t seen your grill in months, one thing is certain: it’s about to get a lot more action. Let’s get ready for spring—here are some tips and tricks from the Rowe Farms team. 

Clean out your fridge and freezer

Start your spring prep by cleaning out your fridge and freezer. We don’t just mean giving it a scrub—while that’s always a good idea, we’re talking about digging through and finding anything that’s been forgotten or is nearing its expiration date. There may be a pork roast you forgot about or a package of chicken breasts that should be cooked soon. Take some time to clean and organize your food storage spaces to avoid waste and get ready for a new season. This also creates space for you to store your warm-weather favourites! 

Prep your BBQ

If your BBQ has been sitting under its cover since the fall, take some time to clean and service as needed. Make sure you have a full tank of propane (or an extra tank, if you’re running low) and that the grill is in good shape. Give it a clean if need be, then turn it on to make sure it’s functioning properly. Trust us—it’s a lot better to find an issue with your grill when you’re spring cleaning than when you’ve got a pile of delicious local steaks seasoned and ready to go!

Stock up on grilling favourites

Speaking of steaks…it’s time to make a list of your favourite products to cook outdoors and start stocking up for springtime. We’re talking burgers, sausages, chicken breasts and pork chops—whatever you love cooking on the BBQ. To get the best possible value for your money, we recommend checking out our bundles and signing up to receive exclusive weekly offers from Rowe Farms. For the latter, all you have to do is register your online account using this sign up link. It’s free, it only takes a couple of minutes, and you’ll gain access to a new offer each week. You’ll also start earning Solar Dollars if you aren’t already collecting them. Please contact us if you have any questions! We’d be glad to help.

See you soon!

There’s nothing like a little sunshine and fresh air to make you feel good, and we anticipate many delicious meals cooked on your BBQ in the weeks and months ahead. If you’re ready to stock up on delicious Ontario beef, poultry, and pork products in anticipation of spring BBQ season, please visit us in Guelph or at one of our locations in Toronto. You can also place an order for store pick-up or home delivery at Thanks for shopping local and supporting regenerative food—we appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you.