Frequently Asked Questions

A Guide to Sunday Farms

Sunday Farms connects people with food they’re proud to share—with family, friends, and community. We make it easy to find ethically-sourced, nourishing food with all of the good and none of the bad. Currently, we deliver pasture-raised, ethically-sourced meat from local farms and wild-caught Canadian seafood directly to your door.  You simply choose the items you want, your delivery date, and we take care of the rest.  We offer our products as a 1-time purchase or as a subscription, helping you save time and money.

Yes we do!  All first-time orders over $249 receive 15% off (in addition to free shipping).  If you’re looking to save even more, select the “Subscribe & Save” option with each cut to receive an additional 10% off every item. If you’re looking for even larger quantities, please reach out to us directly at

Less than 2% of meat in Canada meets our standards. Catch phrases like “free-range” or “cage-free” don’t cut it for us.  All of our meat comes from pasture-raised animals on local farms – the way it’s supposed to be, but so rarely done.  All of our seafood is wild-caught in Canadian waters without the use of chemicals or additives. Quality like this is hard to reliably find, but we’re here to change that.

We believe in food with integrity, and we’re proud to partner with farms that do too. Our farms never spray their pastures with pesticides or herbicides and all animals are never treated with antibiotics or hormones – any supplemental feed (for chickens and pigs) is always non-GMO. All animals are raised outdoors and fed their natural diets – which means our beef and lamb are always 100% grass-fed. Our chickens and pigs are raised outdoors where they can forage for their natural diets. Cattle and sheep are ruminants which makes them uniquely designed to eat only grass while chickens and pigs are omnivores and are provided non-GMO supplemental feed.

At Sunday Farms, we don’t just believe “you are what you eat”, we believe that “you are what you eat eats too”. 98% of beef in Canada is from grain-fed cattle (usually fed GMO corn or soy), which is not their natural diet. Grains like GMO-corn are cheap sources of feed used to fatten up animals quickly and unnaturally. Cattle fed an unnatural grain-based diet are exposed to numerous health problems due to their inability to properly digest grains. In addition to causing unnecessary discomfort to the animal, these health problems often result in higher uses of antibiotics in grain-fed cattle. 100% grass-fed cattle are healthier because the digestive system of a cow is specially designed to absorb valuable nutrients from grass – something most other animals cannot do. The results speak for themselves, with 100% grass-fed beef having much higher nutritional value. 100% grass-fed beef is high in healthy unsaturated fats like omega-3 and CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) – which are great for your heart, brain, and reducing the risk of cancer. 100% grass-fed beef is also leaner, lower in calories and much higher in a host of essential vitamins and minerals.

But don’t just take our word for it.  We had our meat lab tested by an independent 3rd party at the University of Guelph Research Park Centre.  To see some of our findings, check out our “Your Health” page

When it’s raised better, it tastes better! 100% grass-fed beef is much more flavourful than grain-fed beef. It’s the way beef is supposed to taste, and how it used to taste before the widespread adoption of factory farming. One comparison we’ve heard before is that the switch to 100% grass-fed beef is like moving from Wonder Bread to a delicious French baguette. The reason for that is simple – 100% grass-fed, pasture-raised cattle are much more active (because they’re out grazing!) and carry the characteristics of the land they graze on. It’s like how wine adopts the qualities of its grapes and the soil they’re grown in. While conventional grain-fed beef has a more uniform taste (like Wonder Bread!), the taste from 100% grass-fed beef can vary depending on the grass consumed, the breed of cattle, and even the weather conditions of the season. The result is a more complex, deeper flavour, and we’re confident you’ll never go back to grain-fed beef once you’ve tried it! 

This is a tricky distinction you need to keep an eye out for! Even factory farmed cattle start out eating some grass, which means they are technically “grass-fed”, despite being unnaturally fattened up on a grain-based diet afterwards. At Sunday Farms, our beef is always 100% grass-fed, which is also sometimes referred to as “grass-fed and grass finished”.

Our partner farms have enormous respect for their animals and the pastures that nurture them – and each farm we source from has been evaluated thoroughly. First, we conduct a detailed review of their practices and understand their farming philosophy. We follow up with an in-person visit to their farm and tour of their operations, and then personally taste-test their products in our own kitchen. Once we confirm our standards are aligned (and the product is delicious!), we add those farms to our growing roster of partners. Once a partner of ours, our monitoring continues with ongoing discussions and frequent visits to the farm.

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are living organisms whose genetic material has been artificially manipulated through genetic engineering. Most GMOs have been engineered to withstand the direct application of herbicides and/or to produce an insecticide. In other words, animal feeds that come from GMO crops are likely to have been sprayed with harmful chemicals. 

At Sunday Farms, any supplemental feed is exclusively non-GMO.

All meat from Sunday Farms has never received antibiotics or added hormones of any kind. In the rare event a farmer needs to treat an animal (for humane reasons), those animals are removed from the farmer’s pasture-raised program and never purchased by Sunday Farms.

All of our farms adhere to extremely high standards and often go beyond Certified Organic practices. To put the Certified Organic standard into perspective, cattle raised mostly indoors and fed organic grains could be Certified Organic. Due to the cost and complexity of certification, many small farms elect not to get certified despite their standards going above and beyond. At Sunday Farms, you can always count on our farms adhering to the highest standards of agricultural integrity and animal welfare. Our partner farms raise their animals outdoors in their natural environments on chemical-free fields. Animals never receive GMO feed, antibiotics or hormones, and cattle (and sheep) are 100% grass-fed. We and our farms are fully transparent and are happy to answer any questions you have. We are confident you will be more than satisfied with our practices.

Regenerative agriculture describes a variety of farming practices that actively improve the land (rather than degrade it like most of conventional agriculture).  These practices improve soil health and healthy soils actively capture carbon out of the atmosphere to store in the ground. On the flip side, factory farming uses chemicals and techniques that destroy soil health.  The impact couldn’t be more different – factory farming harms our planet, regenerative farming heals it. For more information, please visit “Our Impact”.

Absolutely! Our partner farms have enormous respect for their animals and the pastures that nurture them. Out on pasture, the animals enjoy roaming, grazing, and foraging for food that is part of their natural diet. Our partner farms create environments that cater to the natural tendencies of each animal, providing each one a healthy outdoor life.

Delivery and Storage

Delivery is free on all orders over $99.  For smaller orders, we charge a $25 delivery fee to offset the costs of delivery to your door.

All of our products come frozen and individually vacuum-sealed for optimal quality and nutrition. Freezing is a form of sealing in quality and is sometimes referred to as “nature’s preservative”.

Yes. Your meat will arrive with dry ice to ensure the product remains frozen while in transit to your doorstep. If your package has been sitting out for an extended period, it is possible the dry ice may have dissipated. Do not worry if your product has started to defrost, it is still perfectly safe to consume if it still feels cold to the touch – simply place the product in your freezer or put it directly in the fridge if you plan on consuming it in the next few days.

We recommend you put the contents of your package (except the dry ice!) directly into your freezer as soon as you can. If you are looking to consume some of the products in the next few days, you can put those items right into your fridge and allow them to slowly defrost.

Dry ice is an excellent way of keeping your food frozen during delivery, but please use caution when handling and disposing it. If you still have remaining dry ice in your package, please do not handle it with your bare hands and remember to let it finish dissipating in a well-ventilated area out of reach of children and pets. We provide dry ice handling instructions with each delivery and encourage you to refer to those details when you receive your order.

Not at all.  Simply select the amount of cuts that work best for your household!

We currently deliver to most of Ontario, covering Windsor to Ottawa (and most areas in between!). Before building your cart, you will be asked to enter your postal code to confirm we deliver to your area. If we do not currently deliver to your area, we encourage you to subscribe to our mailing list so you can be the first to know when we expand to your neighbourhood!

We make our deliveries from 8am to 10pm on the date you specify at checkout. We deliver directly to your door in an insulated package with dry ice to ensure your order stays cold until you arrive home. The day before your delivery, you will receive a text message from our courier partner, providing you with a 2-hour delivery window. The cutoff for making modifications to your order and delivery day is 2 days before your scheduled delivery. While we make every effort to accommodate changes after that cutoff time, we cannot guarantee we will be able to do so.

Not at all. Dry ice will keep the contents of your package frozen until you arrive home that day! If you live in a house, your package will be left at your front door unless you specify otherwise. If your address has a controlled entrance, you will need to provide a buzzer code for entry and/or inform your concierge of the delivery.

Once your product has defrosted in the fridge, we recommend consuming it within 3-5 days. We recommend consuming products in your freezer within one year of the processing date marked on the package.

The best way to defrost is to put your product (still in its vacuum-sealed package!) in a bowl in the fridge and allow it to defrost slowly. Fully defrosting a small steak this way will happen in a day while ground meat and some of the larger roasts could take 2-3 days based on size. Forgot to throw that delicious steak in the fridge last night? No problem! The quicker way to defrost meat is to keep the meat in the vacuum-sealed packaging and submerge it in a large bowl of cold water – remembering to change the cold water every 30 minutes or so. Depending on the size of the cut you’re defrosting, you can expect this process will take 30 minutes to 3 hours. It’s important to remember that you should not defrost raw meat in the microwave or by letting it sit out on the counter at room temperature – this will result in an uneven defrost and potential spread of bacteria.

My Account

It’s easy!  Just visit our Shop page, choose the products you want and your desired delivery date – we’ll take care of the rest. Subscriptions are not required, but we do offer the ability to subscribe to your products to help you save time and money. We also offer curated packages if you’d like us to curate a selection of delicious cuts for you instead. All of our subscriptions are completely flexible – you can pause, modify, or cancel at any time for free.

No!  Subscriptions are not required, but we do offer the ability to subscribe to your products to help you save time and money.

Each product is offered as a 1-time purchase or as a subscription.  The subscription option provides you with 10% savings and peace of mind knowing your freezer will always be stocked. Our subscriptions are completely flexible – you can pause, modify, change your cut selections or cancel at any time for free.

Absolutely!  All of our subscription options are completely flexible – you can pause, modify, change your cut selections or cancel at any time for free.  Any changes to your subscriptions are requested five days before your upcoming scheduled delivery. Simply log into your Sunday Farms account and make your changes to your cut selections, delivery dates, frequency, and anything else! Or send us an email at and we can make your changes for you!

Of course! We get it, sometimes you’re going to be away for a while, or your freezer is running out of room. Simply log into your account and postpone your next delivery date.

Never! Simply log into your account and cancel your subscriptions anytime. We always welcome and appreciate your feedback on how we can do better, so please chat with us or reach out at if there is something we can do!

When you sign up for a Sunday Farms subscription, your account will be billed on a recurring basis depending on your frequency choice. Your account will be billed a few days prior to your delivery, which will be accompanied by an e-mail confirmation for your upcoming delivery.

Simply log into your account so you can see when your next billing date is scheduled for. Please note that your billing date takes place prior to your delivery.

Sundays are for Grazing

Sundays are for Grazing

Sundays are for Grazing

Sundays are for Grazing

Sundays are for Grazing

Sundays are for Grazing

Sundays are for Grazing

Sundays are for Grazing