Our Meat 

Our meat starts on a farm. Artisan Farms is a producer-focused organization; this means we put farmers first. We do this by supporting the hardworking farming families in our community- Grey County, Ontario, and Canada. We know the level of dedication, caring, and passion required to raise livestock on traditional farms, and to make a sustainable enterprise of doing so.

All our beef producer partners operate farms based on the 5 principles of sustainable beef.These are the keys to economically viable and environmentally sustainable beef production.Similar value systems are in place in other livestock-raising communities across the country.

All our meat is sustainably & humanely (born and) raised in Canada.

You’ll also find the following claims and attributes on our products* (where applicable):

  • Raised without the use of added hormones
  • Raised without antibiotics (EVER!)
  • 100% Grass Fed
  • Certified Organic
  • Raised on Ontario Family Farms
  • VBP+

*All our on-product claims are third-party audited and verified. 

Our Meat – on your plate

Not only can you feel good about how your meat was produced, you can also be confident in its quality and taste.

Wagyu Beef - we raise Wagyu cattle in Markdale, Grey County, Ontario without the use of added hormones or antibiotics.
Wagyu refers to Japanese breeds of cattle that produce premium quality and highly marbled beef.

Angus Beef - we have been breeding registered* Angus cattle for X years, resulting in the some of the highest marbled and best tasting beef this side of Wagyu, also raised without the use of added hormones or antibiotics.
Angus is a top choice for beef in both Canada and the United States.

*Registered with the Canadian Angus Association

100% Grass Fed Beef – These traditional British breeds graze on rotating pastures during the warmer months and are fed exclusively dried grasses for a few of the coldest winter months. Raised without added hormones or antibiotics,
this beef is nutritious and traditionally leaner than some other types of beef.

100% Grass Fed Lamb- Raised next-door to our cattle farm in Grey County, Ontario, the Buschbeck Farms flock is also raised without the use of antibiotics. (All lamb in Canada is raised without added hormones)

Heritage Breed Pork- Berkshire, Duroc, Tamworth and Hampshire breeds available. Raised without the use of antibiotics.
(All pork in Canada is raised without added hormones)

For details on where you can buy our meat visit the Wholesale Distribution page.

Wholesale Distribution

Artisan Farms is a wholesaler and distributor of

  • Boxed Meats & Primal Cuts
  • Portion Cut items
  • Value Added/Prepared Foods

We specialize in meat raised without the use of added hormones and antibiotics, including certified organic and 100% grass fed meats.

You can find our products in restaurants, meal delivery kits, supermarkets, independent grocers, butcher’s counters, and health food stores across Ontario.


If you’re interested in buying high quality local meats from Artisan Farms, contact us! sales@artisanbeef.ca

Livestock and Farming Services 

Our team has a 115+ year history in the cattle farming industry across Canada, and international experience consulting on livestock production. We work with many provincial and national industry associations and have years of experience with governmental oversight bodies. We also continue to operate our own cattle & sheep farms to continually advance on-farm expertise in gene quality, humane handling practices, innovation, and sustainability.

Coupled with the meat processing, butchery and culinary expertise on our team, AFD is uniquely qualified to address all your livestock operation’s needs to ensure a sustainable and profitable business.

Consumer expectations are changing. We can help ensure you are ready to take advantage of the growing demand for verifiable, traceable, and high quality local meats.


  • On-farm production consulting
  • Calf supply
  • Background services
  • Finishing
  • Verifiable production methods for product attributes and claims

3rd Party Logistics

With over 15,000 square feet of temperature-controlled warehouse space at our head office in Mississauga, AFD can hold, inventory, pick, pack and deliver your refrigerated or dry products.

Our refrigerated van is on the road daily, from Oshawa to Guelph, and North to Barrie and Peterborough. We can cross-dock your products from our loading docks or hold skids long-term.

For rates and more information please contact operations@artisanbeef.ca

6400 Shawson Drive
Mississauga, ON L5T 1L8

636077 Euphrasia-Holland Townline
Markdale, ON N0C 1H0

Email: info@artisanfarms.com
Phone: 905-670-3450
Fax: 647-498-1444