It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to summer. But there is a lot of special food coming in September to keep our bellies happy! A few key dates to keep in mind this month:
Labour Day Weekend – August 30th to September 2nd
The final weekend of summer and a great reason to break out the bbq with family and friends. It is our final weekend for Chili Cheese brats and Southern BBQ Pulled Pork sausages. Lots of other items great for grilling as well!
First week of September – Back to school September 3rd
For the first week of school we like to make a few special treats perfect for packed lunches and recess snacks. Ham mortadella, roast turkey and maple glazed ham are great for sandwiches. Turkey pepperoni is a quick source of protein at break time!
Garlic is the ultimate turn on – for food! For our garlic fest, we put garlic in almost everything – smokies, sausages, bratwurst, and chorizos! It is also one of the few times in the year we make our Red Garlic Salami. Bring your breath mints!
Our “micro-farm” partner for September is Giesbrecht Farms located in the Fraser Valley. Since 1993 Brian Giesbrecht has been raising free-range heritage pigs such as Berkshire and Tamworth on this small farm. Look for lots of sausages made with Giesbrecht pork this week at Oyama.
Oktoberfest is a 200 year old party dedicated to sausages, pretzels and beer! For the occasion, we will be making at least half a dozen types of bratwursts, and have plenty of mustards, pretzels and sauerkraut on hand. Enjoy responsibly in your finest lederhosen!
Also, this is first weekend of fall for Boudin Noir and Morcilla! Pre-order to reserve (604-327-7407 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Bastille Day (La Fête Nationale) – Sunday, July 14th
There is a strong French tradition at Oyama, both in the style of products we make and in our passion for good food. So, for France’s national day we like bring out French favourites such as Strasbourg Terrine, Boudin Blanc and Jambon de Paris (truffled ham) – bon appetit!
BC Day and Labour Day Long Weekends
As is our tradition, we will be making Coiled BBQ sausages (great for sharing) as well as our famous Chili Cheese Brats and Southern Pulled Pork sausages for these long weekends. If you order ahead we will reserve some for you.
And ….. All Summer Long we will have 40 types of fresh sausage and 10 types of smokies perfect for the grill
A few special dates to keep in mind in this June….
“Micro-Farm” weekend – Friday Jun 7th – Sunday Jun 9th
This weekend we are featuring Heritage-breed pork from Cutter Ranch. Located just outside Cranbrook B.C. in the beautiful East Kootenays, Cutter Ranch raises free-range Duroc and Berkshire pigs, as well as cattle and sheep. We will be making variety of tasty sausages from Cutter Ranch’s heritage pork!
Father’s Day Weekend – Friday Jun 14th – Sunday Jun 16th
Happy Father’s Day wherever you are! Dad’s all over the world work hard and don’t ask for much in return. So, if you want to take on the grill this weekend and give Dad a break, we have you covered – smokies, bratwurst, sausages, chorizos – he’ll be touched and well fed!
Italian Weekend – Friday Jun 21st – Saturday June 23rd
This weekend we are bringing out all your favourite Italian specialties – Culatello, Prosciutto Cotto al Tartufo, Parma, Coppa, Genoa. And, we are going to be cooking up Piadinas for hungry customers. If you haven’t heard, a Piadina is a cross between pita bread and a tortilla, and it is stuffed with tasty ingredients like prosciutto, salami, veggies and cheese! Think Italian Taco!
Canada Day Weekend – Friday Jun 28th – Monday July 1st
Its Canada’s birthday! Whether you are celebrating at home or out of town, we have some amazing food that is perfect for the long weekend. Elk, Bison smokies on the grill, Maple Breakfast sausages
Also, lots of stuff to do on Canada Day weekend at Granville Island! Bring your Canadian spirit!
Box 126 – 1689 Johnston Street
Granville Island Public Market
Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9 Google Map