August 15, 2021: We are currently at a 6 customer limit for the instore area. For your safety and convenience, we continue to offer order-ahead options for both in-store or curbside pick-up through our online store, email, Facebook direct messages or phone. Click here for more information on curbside service.


Open Hours

Weekdays 8am to 5:30pm
Saturday 8am to 5:00pm
Sunday Closed

Phone Orders Available

519 - 426 - 6750

Summer Sizzle - Outdoor Cooking

Aug 16 , 2021

Summer Sizzle - Outdoor Cooking
As we head into the second half of august, the last hurrahs of summer seem to echo in our ears. But it's not over yet, August is FULL of great Summer Sizzle. PLUS is there a better time of year than the cooler temps of September to be cooking over the campfire or firing up that smoker?? 

This is the perfect time to start experimenting with your outdoor cooking skills. Try Something new and reignite that passion for flame-kissed foods. 

From Hotdogs and Smores to Grilled french toast or a pot of smoky chili, there is just so much outdoor cooking to be done! 

Need a little inspiration head over to our Facebook page for some great outdoor cooking tips, tricks recipes and grab life by the TONGS! 
Always remember to follow fire safety best practices while cooking outdoors for both your safely and your surrounding environments'. For more information on outdoor cooking fire safety visit the National Fire Prevention Association website

A Heartfelt Thank You

Jun 15 , 2021

A Heartfelt Thank You

As our customer appreciation celebration comes to a close, we wanted to share with you this little but heartfelt message.

Thank you for your support

Over this past year, we have done our very best to keep our customers and staff safe. It has been a rollercoaster of everchanging rules and regulations both behind the scenes for our production teams and in the forefront affecting our front of house retail staff and you, the customer.

We won’t lie, it was stressful, but our goal was to ensure food security and a safe environment for our staff and customers alike.

…and what was the number one thing that kept us going through all this?


As we navigated these uncharted waters, you supported us and encouraged us. You shared with us your patiencecompassion and kind words. We received hand-drawn pictures and thank you cards, and at every turn, we saw the positive impact we were making as we strived our best to serve our community.

Text Description automatically generatedAnd so, for all of this, from our family to yours, we send this message of thanks.




We look forward to serving you again soon,

Steve and Jeff Miedema

We're Hiring

Apr 30 , 2021

We're Hiring
We are looking for two amazing individuals to join our team as Industrial Butchers. 
As a busy butcher shop, this position can have a heavy workload and requires you to be able to handle changing priorities and schedules.
Experience is required for this position. 
Successful applicants to start IMMEDIATELY 
Competitive wages and benefits package 
Please email your resume to Steve and Jeff at 

Second Wave Safety

Jan 3 , 2021

Second Wave Safety
Due to the increased case numbers in our area, we have made the difficult decision to move to curbside service only.
We have come to this decision looking at 3 important things.
  1. To ensure your safety in reducing contact points
  2. To ensure our staff's safety and reduce their contact points
  3. To ensure we can continue to serve you the finest in fresh meats through this second wave.
Curbside Service at Townsend Butchers

1. Place your order
You can place your orders for curbside pick up by using one of the following:
  • Shop online at
  • Send your order by email to
  • Call us with your order at 519-426-6750
We request all orders are prepaid prior to pick up. Please discuss your payment options with one of our team when placing your order. All orders require 24-hour notice before pick up.

2. Confirmation
Our team member will confirm your order and let you know the day and time you can arrive for pick up. Pick up hours are between 9 am and 5 pm Monday - Saturday.

3. Arrival & Check-In
Drive to our location at 419 14th street Simcoe. We will have a staff member stationed outside who will radio your arrival to the rest of our team. Pop your trunk and please wait inside your vehicle.

4. Curbside Delivery
A member of our staff will come out with your order and place it directly into your trunk. They may need to speak to you to confirm; please remain in your vehicle.

5. Enjoy
Head home and enjoy the finest in fresh meats.

Service Update

Dec 13 , 2020

Service Update

Service Update - December 13th, 2020

As a food retailer within Norfolk County, we take your safety and our staff's safety very seriously. Our goal is to provide ongoing service and maintain food security in our area, and you can help us do that. 

Starting Monday, December 14th, we ask that out-of-county customers use our Curbside Service option. You can email your order to, place your order through our online store at or place your order by phone. Then drive to our location at the identified day and time and give us a call from your vehicle using your cell phone (519-426-6750) or check in with our outdoor staff member and we will bring your order out to your vehicle for a zero contact experience.

All Norfolk and Haldimand County customers are welcome to continue to shop in-store, online and use curbside service at any time. Per our current in-store policy,  if you have been exposed to someone who has Covid-19, have a fever or are feeling unwell, we do ask you to use our Drive-in service. If you have been directed to self-isolate or quarantine, please respect medical procedures and remain home. 

It is important to note that at no time will we refuse service to any individual. As a community conscience food retailer, we believe that no wanting customers will be told they cannot access our food products. Proper nourishment is important to help keep ourselves healthy. 

We all play a role in our community's safety, and by implementing this new measure and helping mitigate contact where possible, we are doing one small part to keep everyone safe and healthy. 

We appreciate your help and understanding as we move forward in our efforts to serve you safely.

Thanksgiving Done Differently

Sep 26 , 2020

Thanksgiving Done Differently

A 2020 Thanksgiving

Thoughts and Inspirations



We have been thinking about how the recent tightening on private social restrictions are affecting our community and our friends and our own family. We understand there is a lot of frustration, disappointment and, in some cases, anger. We also understand that safety needs to be a priority.


Don't lose hope, it's true the physical traditions may be somewhat different, but the ideals and sentiments of this holiday are more important than ever. Here at Townsend Butchers are thankful.



It is true a 10 person thanksgiving for some family's is too small, but let's look at changing some details and entertaining some new ideas that will help you follow the restriction, practice safe distancing and enjoy your Thanksgiving


1.     Plan an outdoor gathering.

With some extra tables and chairs set apart, you can have up to 25.

a)     Try serving during the afternoon when the day is the warmest.

b)    Serve non-traditional dishes that are easy to eat. Turkey dinner on a bun or Yorkshire pudding turkey pyramids. Mmm.

c)     Try a BBQ thanksgiving rotisserie-style - we know some followers out there may have some good tips on how to rotisserie a bird!

d)    Rent a tent to ensure your festivities go smoothly. Rain or shine your set.


2.     Have video dinner at 2 or 3 locations (10 at each) have a competition to see who's household had the best-looking desert.

3.     Plan something completely different  

a)     Take the afternoon to go apple picking as a family and pack some turkey sandwiches for a picnic!


When it boils down, the important part of this holiday is to let your family know you love them and are thankful for their ... everything.


We will be posting more details on these Thanksgiving Done Differently ideas on our Facebook page leading up to the big days itself.


From all of us at Townsend Butchers – have a safe and happy Thanksgiving. 

Moving forward together COVID-19 Safety

Jul 27 , 2020

Moving forward together COVID-19 Safety
It has been a roller coaster ride over the last few months and we would like to first and foremost thank all of our customers for your patience, compassion, and support thus far.
As the world has changed around us we have done our very best to keep you and our staff safe and healthy, while also being able to provide food security in the meat industry. We stand proud with our fellow butchers across the country in providing you quality meats to feed your family and loved ones during this difficult time.
Throughout this situation we have made many adjustments to our shopping experience. At one point we even took a small step backwards when we felt it was warranted so that we would be able to again move forward together towards a safe shopping experience. Every decision during this time has been made to ensure 2 objectives.
     1. Food security for Norfolk County and surrounding areas
     2. The safety and well being of our staff and customers.
Now we are taking another step forward. With the opening up of our region to the stage 3 level and with it increased numbers of gatherings permitted, our municipality has voted to make face masks in enclosed spaces mandatory as of August 3rd. 
Here at Townsend Butchers, we have decided to implemented our face mask policy effective immediately. This means that all customers whom wish to enter the building are required to wear a mask that covers their nose and mouth.
If you are unable to wear a mask for any reason we will be happy to assist you through our curbside service. You may call ahead to place your order for pick up or shop online anytime. 
If you have any questions about our in-store policies please contact
Stay safe, stay healthy 
The Townsend Butcher Team

Drive-In Service Hours

Mar 27 , 2020

Drive-In Service Hours
Drive-In Service Hours 

Place your order and plan ahead. 

All orders will be slotted for pick up between 12pm and 5pm Monday - Saturday. 

We need a minimum of 24 hours to prepare your order. 
You will be automatically slotted into the next available time slot for pick up unless otherwise requested. Our staff will confirm your pick time with you when confirming your order. 

We encourage you to plan ahead. If you have a preferred day/ time for your order just let us know and we will do our best to accommodate where possible. 

Per our social distancing procedures, we will no longer be taking orders in person. 
Please call 519-426-6750 and a member staff will be happy to assist you.  

Thank you so much for your patience and understanding during this time.

Serving You Better During COVID19!

Mar 27 , 2020

Serving You Better During COVID19!
Serving You Better During COVID-19! 

As the landscape of the COVID-19 continues to change, we are continuing to adapting our service to better protect you and our staff. We are striving not only to meet the basic requirements of social distancing but to exceed them. With safe practices that provide continued access to food products for you and your family, we are doing our part to help flatten the curve for Canada.

How does our Drive-In Service work? 
1.Place your order. 
You can place your order by phone, through Facebook Messenger or email. We request all orders are prepaid prior to pick up. Please discuss your payment options with one of our team when placing your order. All orders require 24-hour notice before pick up.
Our Team member will confirm your order and let you know the day and time you can arrive for pick up. 
Pick up hours are between 12pm and 5pm Monday - Saturday.
Drive to our location at 419 14th street Simcoe. 
4.Check-In by Phone
From your vehicle, dial 519-426-6750 to let us know you have arrived. Make sure to confirm the make/model, colour and license plate number (if possible) of your vehicle. Pop your trunk. Please wait inside your vehicle. 
5.   Delivery
A member of our staff will come out with your order and place it directly into your trunk. They may need to speak to you to confirm, please remain in your vehicle.

Want to know more about how we have been protecting you and staff during the COVID-19 outbreak? Please read our COVID-19 service adjustment timeline:  

March 14  
We unveiled an optional pre-order and Drive-In Service for those customers who were unwell or had been in contact with someone who was unwell. We also stepped up the disinfecting of common touch areas such as our door handles, counters and transaction machines. 
March 15 - 19 
Customer volumes increased each day and our dedication to Norfolk Country’s food security remained unwavering. We ramped up productions to met demand. Our staff greeted each and every customer with a smile. Even though some had started to use the Drive-In Service our store area was becoming crowded at times and that was putting our customers and our staff at risk 
March 19
We made the tough decision to move to solely operate through the Drive-In Service. We created and released pricing sheets on our Facebook page to assist our customers in making their selections for orders.  These can be found by clicking on the menu tab.
March 20 
Our first-day of Drive-In Service only, our customers were patient, understanding and thankful that we had their best interest at heart. We closed down early for the day to give our staff a much-deserved break. 
March 21 
During our normal day of rest, we met with our team leaders to discuss each area of the facility, what new procedures we needed and gauge the emotions of our staff. From this meeting, you can rest assured that we have put actions in place to monitor our staff’s physical and emotional health and safety very closely. We also made adjustments to our Drive-In Service to better serve our customers and do our part in practicing social distancing. 

We are all in this together and only together will we flatten the curve and protect our communities. 

Welcome to our New Website

Sep 3 , 2019

Welcome to our New Website
Along with the ongoing construction of our Townsend Butchers facility, we've also been busy building a new website to accommodate our ever growing demand for products. Coming soon will be our full online ordering store and recipes section featuring delicious home cooked meals using our delicious meat products!  
Please contact us or visit us today as we would love to hear from you!