705-775-MEAT (6328)

Your local butcher shop with a passion for sustainable and ethical farming to ensure delicious meats and food.



“To our amazing customers and residents of Peterborough.

We are taking our responsibility to practice social distancing and flatten the curve of COVID-19 seriously. Our store front is temporarily closed to minimize interactions between customers and our staff.

Orders can be placed by calling the shop at 705–775-6328. Our store hours are Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 5pm. We are currently offering contactless parking lot pick up, no lines, no crowds and no long wait times.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to fulfill your orders. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your continued support. We are committed to continually supplying you and your families with the highest quality food and product available.

We Love Peterborough and we will get through this together."

Thank you,
George Madill | Owner/Head Butcher

‘Nose to Tail’ Butcher Shop in Peterborough, Ontario.

Primal Cuts is a modern take on an old-world butcher shop.  We believe in sourcing locally, working closely with our farmers, treating our animals humanely and removing chemicals, antibiotics, and hormones from the food chain.  Our shop is a place where our butchers and chefs combine their love for great food and collaborate to create the best products available in the Kawarthas.

Our goal is to carry the best naturally and ethically raised and therefore the most delicious products in the Kawarthas.

Primal Cuts carries a vast array of meats that you probably already love as well as many other potential new experiences . We carry beautiful meats from Ontario including pasture-raised beef, Chanticlair chicken, lamb and heritage breeds of pork. We have fresh Turkey, Cornish hens, Partridge and Moscovy duck from Ontario and Quebec. We are also very proud to offer superb pasture-raised beef from PEI.

Always Fresh!

Primal Cuts carries a wide range of fresh and sustainable seafood options. We have oysters from the East Coast, clams, shrimps, prawns, salmon, catfish, sushi grade tuna, monk fish and black cod to name but a few.

Prepared Meals

Year round we have the meatiest meat pies from braised beef, chicken pot pie, rabbit pie, Tourtiere de Ville (Quebecois pork pie) steak and kidney, to cottage and shepherd pies, single or family size. Our kitchen offers a variety of seasonal ready to serve prepared foods that are convenient, delicious time savers every day!

Blog

Mechanical Meat Tenderization: Why We DON’T

What is it? Mechanical meat tenderizers are large machines that use needles and blades to penetrate steak and roasts to "improve the tenderness" and flavour of cooked beef. The Public Health Agency of Canada says...

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Industrialized Farming = Cheap Meat

Sow Stalls / Gestation Crates Sow stalls are a way for industrial farmers to achieve high volumes at low costs. A sow stall is a 7' x 2' metal cage where a sow, who can weigh up to 600 pounds, spends most of her adult life. These stalls are used in the vast majority...

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Air Chilled Chicken: “The European Standard”

We use the air chilled method - the European way where freshly killed birds are sprayed with chlorinated water, suspended individually and chilled over many hours in old purified air.  This improves taste and quality while reducing the chances of cross contamination...

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