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September 2016 at Oyama

Summer can’t last forever – but there is lots to look forward to in September at Oyama!

First week of September – Back to school September 6th

After a great summer the kids are going to be busy at school again, so make sure they eat well!  Try our delicious Ham Mortadella, Turkey Lyoner, Roast Turkey, Roast Beef, over six types of hams, and many other cold cuts to create wonderful sandwiches.  Our pepperonis and other snacking sausages are great sources of protein for the lunch bag too!


Thursday September 15th-Sunday 18th – Oyama Garlic Fest

Garlic is amazing in so many foods, especially Sausage!  Also, it has lots of health benefits.  So, why not try some of our special sausages made with lots of B.C. garlic including: Garlic Smokies, Garlic Parsley Toulouse, Saucisse D’Arleux with Smoked Garlic, Petit Cru a L’ail, and Basque Garlic Chorizo – to name a few.  Also, we make a wonderful Terrine Landaise just for the occasion.

Smokies Garlic

Friday September 23rd to Sunday 25th – Boudin Noir, first of the season

Heading into fall, we make our first batch of Boudin Noir, our version of the famous french blood sausage.  Production is limited so please contact our store to reserve yours!

boudin-noir-with-applesBoudin Noir Sliced

Friday September 23rd to Sunday 25th – Swedish Ham tasting

Yes, it is already time to start thinking about Thanksgiving!  In late September we will be tasting our delicious Swedish Ham at our store on Granville Island. If you haven’t already, please come down and try the best ham on Earth!  We will start accepting Swedish Ham orders for Thanksgiving on this weekend.  Swedish Hams can be purchased as a whole or 1/2.

swedish ham

Oyama Summer Wine Pairing

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On a somewhat regular basis, we have asked Kurtis Kolt, a Vancouver-based freelance wine consultant, presenter and writer, to suggest wine pairings with various Oyama products.  Kurtis had these thoughts about our Jambon de Bayonne “prosciutto”:

“We’ve finally splashed in to summer, so this month I’m thinking we’ll go pink! Let’s start out the theme with Oyama’s Jambon de Bayonne, a French style of prosciutto that’s cured with spices and air-dried on the bone, then aged for a minimum of eight months. It has a wonderful, buttery texture and light, nutty elements with hints of citrus and red fruit. My wine choice to wash down all of this deliciousness is the 2015 Rosé from Monster Vineyards on British Columbia’s Naramata Bench. Composed mainly from Merlot and a tiny splash of Malbec, it has a concentrated, cherry-like hue, and exudes plenty of stone fruit flavours like apricots, nectarines and some delightful notes of grilled peaches on the lengthy finish. Just as prosciutto-wrapped peaches make for such a spot-on combo, this jambon and Rosé go together so well – it’ll be more than just a summertime fling.”

You can pick up the Jambon de Bayonne at our counter. 

The Monster Vineyards 2015 Rosé is available at BCLDB stores ($15.99)

Kurtis Kolt has a weekly wine column in the Georgia Straight and often presents seminars at wine festivals and beyond.

Summer 2016 at Oyama

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It would be impossible to imagine summer without Oyama!  We have an amazing array of delicious sausages, salamis, patés, terrines, cheeses and more to treat you all summer long!  Whether you are entertaining, hiking, picnicking, beaching, etc. Oyama will be there for you!

40-50 types of fresh sausages each week for the BBQ and at least a dozen smoked ones

Patés, terrines, salamis, prosciuttos and more for the perfect picnic or party trays

Snacks galore like pepperoni, Landjager, Bierbeisser and more to get you through those summer hikes or to nourish you while you watch the fireworks

Hams, turkey, cold cuts galore for easy and delicious sandwiches

Don`t forget the ultimate picnic treat; our famous and incredibly delicious homemade British Pork Pies – ready to eat and soooooo good!

Remember to order ahead for the Canada Day, B.C. Day and Labor Day long weekends – Chili Cheese Brats and Pulled Pork Sausages.  We only make them for these special weekends, so don`t miss out

Wherever your summer takes you, don`t leave Oyama behind.  Happy summer!

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June 2016 at Oyama

Summer is here, school is almost out and Oyama is ready to fill your BBQ and picnic basket with tons of tasty treats!

childrens fest 2Thursday June 2nd to Sunday 5th – Granville Island Children`s Festival

This is always a fun event to attend with your kids and at Oyama we make sure we make plenty of things to please the younger members of your family!  Yummy and lean snacks like Honey Garlic Pepperoni and Turkey Pepperoni, Grassfed Beef Dogs for the grill, the best Wieners and Turkey Wieners and tons of sausages such as Maple Breakfast, Apple Chicken, Turkey Blueberry and many more, as well as our delicious Candy Ham – with Maple Syrup.  Come on down, enjoy all that Granville Island has to offer for the young and not so old!

fathers day20160615_110608Friday June 17th – Sunday 19th – Father`s Day Weekend and Ginapalooza

Dad deserves a special weekend too and Oyama wants to be sure the grill is fired up with lots of his favorites!  How about Elk Sausage with Juniper, or Prime Rib Beef, Bourbon Chilpotle Pork or Tequila Lime Chicken?  Or some of our many awesome snacking sausages while he watches his favorite game or has a beer while grilling those sausages?!  Make it a great weekend for him!  Also, Vancouver celebrates Ginapalooza this weekend with lots of gin tastings around town.  We will have a special Olive-Gin Saucisson Sec, Gin Chorizo sausage, and Gin Glazed Ham, all made with local Long Table Distillery`s award-winning London Dry gin. Also, we will give you lots of ideas on Oyama goodies to pair with gin, such as our Saucisson Sec Orange or Citron.  Cheers!

canadadayThursday June 30th – Sunday July 3rd – Canada Long Weekend with lots of “Summer Sausages”

Start your Canada Day celebrations early with another load of Chili Cheese Brats and Southern Pulled Pork sausages, along with dozens more BBQ sausages, fresh and smoked.  It`s going to be a sizzling summer with Oyama – Happy Summer!