It’s time to plan your holiday dinner!
The holiday season is quickly approaching, and the Rowe Farms team is already busy at work behind the scenes. We’re getting your holiday favourites ready to go—there’ll be fresh turkeys, smoked ham, delectable Ontario beef and pork roasts, classic side dishes and other homestyle prepared items to enjoy. We’re also preparing holiday gift bundles and making sure we have plenty of gift cards on hand for those hard-to-shop-for people on your Christmas list!
Here’s a quick guide to planning your holiday gatherings. Thanks as always for supporting our family-run local business, and please contact us if you have any questions!
Make your list and check it twice
Before you start placing your order, make sure you have a good sense of what you’ll need. How many people are coming to your holiday dinner, and what do you plan on serving? Are you hosting more than one event? Make a list of guests and a menu for each meal you’re preparing, then create a shopping list based on these needs. Trust us, a little planning can make things go a lot more smoothly!
Pre-order your turkey, ham or beef roast
There’s something magical about a holiday feast shared with friends and family, and it all starts at Rowe Farms. We’ve got an incredible selection of holiday favourites including fresh local turkeys, holiday hams, prime rib roasts, prepared dishes and more. Please visit our holiday website to pre-order everything you need for your Christmas dinner and other holiday celebrations. Here are some shortcuts to our most popular products:
- Fresh local turkey
- Smoked boneless whole hams
- Aged whole beef tenderloin roasts
- Rack of pork loin (hand-tied)
- Roasted whole turkeys (heat and serve)
If you’re looking for something that’s not on our holiday menu, please call or email us your request—we’ll do our best to fulfil it or suggest a pleasing alternative.
Make a to-do list for later
Once you’ve placed your holiday pre-order, you’ll be on the right track—there’s plenty of time to handle the rest of your party planning. Christmas is over a month away, but it’s not too early to make a to-do list. You may be hosting a Christmas Eve dinner, a Christmas Day brunch or supper, a Boxing Day feast, Hanukkah or New Year’s celebrations, among other festive occasions. Make a list of what you need to buy and tasks you need to complete, plus dates. This may include cleaning your house before company comes over, replacing that old roasting pan that’s seen better days, getting some festive napkins, busting out the good dinnerware, baking pies (or ordering them from a local bakery) and other jobs. Make sure your meat thermometer is working and you have a great baster and carving knife. These are things you don’t want to be looking for on the big day!
We’re here to help
If you’d like help placing your holiday pre-order, just let us know. We’d be glad to help you by phone or in person at our retail locations in Toronto or Guelph. Remember, home delivery is available to local customers. Thanks again for making Rowe Farms a part of your holiday season—we’re looking forward to it!