Our objective at The Very Good Butchers is to produce organic, wholesome, real food without tricks or gimmicks. We want to make healthy planet friendly meat alternatives that are accessible to omnivores, vegetarians and vegans. We are an inclusive company that wants to provide wholesome food for everyone to enjoy.
We are currently unable to produce enough product to meet demand. We are looking for capital to help scale up our business and increase our production capacity.
We are a Vegan Butcher shop which means we butcher beans, veggies, and herbs and spices to create a variety of delicious, organic, plant based meat. You can come into our shop and get your vegan meats and cheeses pre-packaged or chopped up and served by weight.
We also offer a hot food breakfast/lunch/dinner service including a range of vegan comfort food like burgers, deli sandwiches, poutine, mac' n cheeze, breakfast bennies and more!
We got our start at the Denman Island Farmer's Market. From there, we expanded to Victoria opening the first vegan butcher shop on the west coast of Canada. We had over 1000 people show up for opening day and had to shut down for a week afterwards just to restock everything. Since then we've been struggling to keep up with demand for our products. We launched a Kickstarter last summer to help us expand and raised $64,000 from 700 different backers. We used that money to expand into a bigger space where we significantly increased production as well as our product lineup.
We have a Vegan Butcher shop in Victoria as well as a monthly meat club which we ship across North America and we can't keep up with the demand for our product.
Our next big step is to expand to Vancouver with a production facility and 2nd retail location/butcher shop. We've had a huge amount of demand for our products in Vancouver and regularly sell out at markets, pop-ups and events there. This location will serve as our HQ where we'll ship out e-commerce orders and manage our wholesale and franchise programs from.
After our Vancouver location is established and we've increased our production capacity we'll continue expanding across North America!