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May 2017 at Oyama

Although the calendar doesn’t completely agree with us, at Oyama we consider May to be the official start of summer. May is when you dig the shorts out of the closet, leave the jacket at home, and get your first homegrown tan of the year (hopefully not too pink!). And of course, May is when the bbq really gets going! At Oyama, we have everything you need to keep those backyard meals fun and delicious!

Mother’s Day Weekend – Friday May 12th  – Sunday May 14th

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We like to make something special for mom each year. This year lots of truffles and mushrooms will be on the menu: Truffle Duck salami, Champagne Truffle Chicken sausage, Truffle Pheasant sausage and Duck Morel pate!  Enjoy some quality time and great food with mom this weekend!

May Long Weekend – Thursday May 18th – Monday May 22nd

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Let us help you kick off summer in style!  40+ types of fresh sausages to choose from including 2017’s first batch of Chili Cheese brats and Southern Pulled Pork sausages! Our full line-up of smokies and hot dogs as well.  Happy cook-outs!

Pasture-raised pork – Five Sisters Farm – Friday May 26th – Sunday May 28th

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We are very excited this weekend to be featuring free-range pork from Five Sisters Farm.  Five Sisters is a family-owned farm located in the Sayward Valley on northern Vancouver Island.  Five Sisters raises registered Large Black pigs, a heritage breed.  All these pigs are ethically raised and range free on pastures and in the woodland. Their largely forage based diet (roots, grubs, grass) is supplemented with spent grain from a local craft brewery, milk, whey, and free-range eggs.  We will have lots of fresh sausages available made with Five Sisters pork!

April 2017 at Oyama

April is here and spring is in full swing! Cherry blossoms, daffodils and crocuses should be blooming in Vancouver.  The Easter long weekend is big in April – the middle of the month and the perfect occasion to spend quality time with friends and family!  It will have been two months since B.C.’s last long weekend so let’s enjoy it!

Pasture-raised pork – Blue Sky Ranch – Friday Mar 31st – Sunday Apr 2nd

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For this weekend, we are partnering with Blue Sky Ranch located in Merritt, B.C.  At Blue Sky they raise Berkshire pigs on their 21 acre farm.  These heritage-breed pigs are fed a diet of non-GMO whole grains, whey from a local organic cheesemaker, fruits, veggies, whatever they find in the pasture and hay in the winter.  As always, we will be making a number of tasty sausages from Blue Sky’s heritage pork!

 

Easter Long Weekend – Thursday Apr 13th – Monday Apr 17th

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And at Oyama, we take Easter seriously!  It is the first time of the year that we make our famous Swedish Hams – a great option for your holiday meal.  We also bring out lots of specialty products for the occasion including Strasbourg terrine, Truffle Duck Salami and Rabbit pate. And of course we will have loads of breakfast sausages for long weekend breakfasts with the family!

 

Bring out the Bangers! – Friday Apr 21st – Monday Apr 24th

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It’s not by coincidence that our annual homage to English cuisine falls on St. George’s day (April 24th).  St. George, the famed dragon slayer, is the Patron Saint of England (among other things).  We celebrate the occasion with 10 different types of bangers including Pork w/ Peas & Mint, Nottingham, and Lincolnshire Leek.  And our orange-whiskey glazed ham is a must try!

 

Boudin Noir and Morcilla – Friday Apr 28th – Sunday Apr 30th

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The last boudin noir and morcilla of the season!  We will not be making more of these French and Spanish blood sausages until late September.  Call the store (604-327-7407) or email (orders@oyamasausage.ca) to reserve yours. 

March 2017 at Oyama

March is a month of change, as Vancouver wakes up from the winter chill, the days get longer and the grass gets greener.  At Oyama, we embrace this change with a whirlwind of flavours and products from right here in B.C. and from around the globe!

 

Pasture-raised pork featuring North Thompson Heritage Ranch – Friday Mar 3rd – Sunday Mar 5th

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For this weekend, we are partnering with North Thompson Heritage Ranch, a small B.C. ranch that specializes in Berkshire-Tamworth pigs. These are free-range animals that North Thompson raises without the use of hormones or antibiotics. We will be making variety of tasty sausages from North Thompson’s heritage pork!

 

Aloha Fest – Friday Mar 10th – Sun Mar 12th

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An Oyama Spring-break tradition – for Vancouverites that aren’t heading out of town, we bring the tropics to you!  Sausages with sun-drenched flavours including Maui Beef, Huli Huli Chicken and Mango Rum Pork.  It is also the only time of year we make our Pineapple-Rum glazed ham.  No matter what the weather’s like, the food will be ‘Onolicious’!

 

St. Patrick’s Day weekend – Friday Mar 17th – Sunday Mar 19th

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All Irish eyes will be smiling this St. Patrick’s Day at Oyama!  Guinness Beef Sausages, Irish Spring Chicken Sausages and Irish Potato Leek Sausages are perfect for lunch or dinner.  We also have Kilkenny Glazed Ham, Irish Corned Beef, Dubliner Cheddar and Irish Guinness Cheddar make for delicious, original sandwiches.  Pair with a pint or two of Guinness of course!

 

Taste of Asia – (also Boudin Noir and Morcilla) – Friday Mar 24th to Sunday Mar 26th

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Our fusion weekend – where we blend Asian flavours with European tradition.   Mild Thai Pork, Night in Bangkok Bison and Tandoori Lamb sausages are just a few of the many flavours to choose from!  Take your taste buds to the Far East without ever leaving Vancouver!

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Also, as is our tradition, for the last weekend of the month we make our French and Spanish blood sausages. Call the store (604-327-7407) or email (orders@oyamasausage.ca) to reserve yours. 

February 2017 at Oyama

Love and family are what February is all about.  February is a short month, but it is action-packed with food excitement at Oyama!

Football weekend – Saturday Feb 4th – Sunday Feb 5th

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For many football fans, this is the biggest weekend of the year!  It is also a fun reason to get together with friends and family to enjoy great food and drinks!  Smokies, salami, pepperoni, cheese – we have loads of options at Oyama to keep everyone happy no matter how the game turns out!

 

Valentine’s Day and Family Day Weekend – Friday Feb 10th – Tuesday Feb 14th

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Valentine’s Day is about love and at Oyama, we love food!  Valentine’s day gives us an excuse to make to some more exotic and enticing flavours.  Arouse your taste buds with our White Chocolate Elk sausage or our Raspberry Duck pate!

Leading up to Valentine’s Day, is the Family Day long weekend.  Granville Island is such a fun place for families as it has something for everyone. For the occasion, we stock up on pepperonis (six types!), cheese, hot dogs (3 kinds!), as well as lots of sausages for dinner back home.  The Public Market is open regular hours all family day weekend.

 

Viva Italia – Thursday Feb 16th – Sunday Feb 19th

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On this weekend, we celebrate Italian passion for great food.  We make over a dozen Italian-inspired fresh sausages, such as Tuscan Chicken with Basil, Italian Duck, and Marsala Pork.  Of course, we also have lots of Italian charcuterie to choose from including Culatello, Prosciutto di Parma, and Finocchiona salami.  Buon appetito!

 

Boudin Noir and Morcilla – Friday Feb 24th to Sunday Feb 26th

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 As is our tradition, for the last weekend of the month we make our French and Spanish blood sausages. Call the store (604-327-7407) or email (orders@oyamasausage.ca) to reserve yours.