We have an on-site fresh butcher shop where we offer a wide range of naturally raised, antibiotic-free, and no added growth hormone meats. We have three experienced butchers who cut whole carcass meats on-site to provide a wide range of fresh cuts. It is like the good old days where you can talk to your butcher as he is cutting and wrapping your fresh meat before your eyes. Be sure to come and check out our viewing window where you can witness the dry-aging process.
The Willowtree Difference
We take pride in how we raise our animals and believe a happy and healthy animal provides healthier and better quality meat. You can read about our farming practices here. Our animals are hand-selected, based on their health & finishing for butchering, to ensure the best quality meat for our customers. The cattle & sheep raised here on our property, are processed locally in a government inspected family-run facility. The whole animal then comes back to our butcher shop where it is dry-aged and hand-cut.
The McKay family is involved in the whole process of raising the animals; from assisting in births, feeding, growing the feed, shipping, and processing the animals. We are proud of what we do! Who better to know the best quality than those who are involved in everything from raising the animal to the finishing cuts.
Our Aging and Butchering Process
Our beef is hung to dry age for a minimum of 21 days to improve flavour and tenderize naturally. We believe in the age-old techniques of hanging the carcass. Good things come to those who wait. We do not use any mechanical or chemical processes to tenderize meat.
After the animals have hung, our butcher hand cuts each piece to ensure quality and perfection in every cut of meat. If you’re looking for a special cut, we do take custom orders. Please email email@example.com
The Master Butcher Behind The Counter
Gord Harper grew up in a butcher shop. Being a butcher has been a Harper tradition for generations. Gord is a master at his trade and has an eye for quality. After decades of working in the industry, Gord is a wealth of knowledge on everything there is to know about meat. Come in and ask him how to prepare a cut, the best cut for a particular recipe, or ask him to cut you something special.
We make a selection of hand-made gourmet: burgers, sausages, stuffed mushrooms, and more. Harp’s Best Burger is Gord’s family recipe and is the best burger around. We also offer a wide selection of gluten-free and nitrate-free products. Our butchers can cut you exactly what you need for a recipe or special occasion.
In the summer we offer a variety of Ontario-grown fish and offer fresh turkeys for holidays.
Some favourites behind the counter include:
Meat pies: Our meat pies are handmade in our kitchen, with our own natural beef, lamb, chicken, and turkey. Pre-cooked and frozen meat pies are ready to serve in about 40 minutes and make a healthy last-minute meal idea. They are the most popular of all the natural meat products.
Burgers: We have fresh gourmet burgers available, made without any fillers or additives. They are gluten-free and all-natural meat. Freshly pressed in the butcher shop, they are ready for a summer BBQ. Harp’s Best Burgers gets everyone’s mouth-watering.
Sausages: We make a variety of different flavored sausages, from Maple to Hot Italian, all are ready for the grill or bun.
Interested in a bulk order to fill your freezer? We have two popular options to choose from!