Labour Day – Statutory Holiday ScheduleAugust 29, 2014

Johnston’s will be closed on Monday, September 1 in recognition of Labour Day. We will resume operations on Tuesday, September 2, 2014.

Fri, Aug 29

Sat, Aug 30

Sun,Aug 31

Mon, Sep 1

Tues, Sep 2





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Annual BBQ moves off the BypassAugust 18, 2014

by Monique Tamminga – Langley Times


One of the tastiest events of the year is moving off the Bypass.

The ninth annual Well Seasoned BBQ Off The Bypass event returns Sunday, Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at a brand new location (#117-20353-64 Ave.).

The event is free to the public with live music, unique displays, tasty vendors and delicious barbecue samples.

“We are really excited about our store’s new location and the move of BBQ on the Bypass to there,” said Quaale.

“There is so much more access to parking and it’s going to be a great barbecue event again this year.”

Each year, thousands come out to taste the slow-cooked, melt-in-your-mouth barbecue.

“We are still the only free barbecue event in North America,” said Quaale.

Dedicated teams from across North America gather to compete for the best smoking good meat in the following five categories: chicken, brisket, ribs, pork butt, and an open choice.

“There’s no doubt this year’s barbecue event will be even more smoking hot than previous years,” said Quaale.

“Having a new location off the Bypass only means one thing: We are now able to host a full two-day competition and accommodate the fast-growing number of barbecue enthusiasts from all over North America.”

For those with a sweet tooth, the annual Great BC Bake-Off will also take place, with three categories of competition: fruit pies, open, and butter tarts.

For the entire article, click here.

Photo & Article Credit: Langley Times

Global BC Morning News – Angie Quaale’s BBQ TipsAugust 15, 2014

For those who missed Angie Quaale’s BBQ Tips on Global BC at 8:20 this morning, here is Angie of Well Seasoned grilling up a Moroccan Style Grilled Johnston’s BC Pork Loin on a Couscous & Grilled Stone Fruit Salad with Fresh Peach Balsamic!


BACON-fueled MotorcycleAugust 14, 2014


Pork torque: Bacon-fueled motorcycle takes to the road — and Sturgis
By Jennifer Harper – The Washington Times – Thursday, August 7, 2014


Switch grass has some competition in the bio-fuel department.

The Hormel Company has built a motorcycle that runs on organic biodiesel fuel made from converted bacon grease. The “Driven by Bacon” project is rolling – the tricked out, formerly diesel-powered bike is bound for Sturgis, South Dakota – site of the behemouth gathering of motorcycles, and now underway.

It may give a new meaning to the term “hog.”

A cross country excursion to the San Diego Bacon Fest follows in late August. A film crew is following, of course, chronicling the exploits of a bike that gets up to 70 miles a gallon, with savory fumes.

“The exhaust smells like bacon. So when we cruise past you, you’ll thank us,” the project organizers say, virtuously adding, “If there were a bacon biodiesel tanker spill in the ocean, the fuel would be safe and mouthwatering fish food. This bacon biodiesel is nearly carbon-neutral, meaning it contributes almost zero emissions to global warming.”

When that’s all over, the motorcycle will be displayed at the Spam Museum in Austin, Minnesota.


Source: Washington Times

Johnston’s BC Pork now at Save On Foods (Capilano)August 13, 2014


Welcome to our newest customer, Save On Foods on Marine Drive in North Vancouver (Capilano)! Supplying North Van consumers with Johnston’s Fresh, Local, Quality BC Pork!


#140 – 879 Marine Drive
North Vancouver, BC V7P 1R7
(604) 983-2227

Capilano store hours:
7am – 11pm everyday

9th Annual BBQ *OFF* the BypassAugust 12, 2014



The 9th annual BBQ *OFF* the Bypass will take place on Sunday, September 14th from 10 am – 4 pm at #117 – 20353 64th Avenue in Langley, B.C.

The event is FREE to the public with live music, interesting displays, tasty vendors and delicious BBQ samples.

The popular barbecue competition is known for its big crowds, great entertainment, and finger licking barbecue samples! Every year, the event attracts the best of the best competitive BBQ teams from throughout North America for a sizzling competition and the battle of the BBQs in five meat categories of chicken, brisket, ribs, pork butt and an “anything but”/open choice category. Teams with the most points in each category can win trophies and cash prizes. The winner with the most points in all categories wins the Grand Championship and up to $10,000. The BBQ *OFF* the Bypass is also the final competition in a series of BC wide events where the team who performs the best in all is crowned the BC BBQ Champion and the winner of the David Veljacic Memorial Cup, plus they earn a chance to compete at the Jack Daniels World BBQ Championship in Tennessee and a $1,000 dollar cash prize.

The BBQ *OFF* the Bypass is also the site of the Great BC Bake Off, an annual amateur pie baking competition, open to the public:

5th Annual Great BC Bake-Off




The BBQ *OFF* the Bypass is hosted and organized by the staff at Well Seasoned gourmet food store and cooking school in Langley. Owner, Angie Quaale, was introduced to competitive barbequing in 2004 when she met BBQ evangelist and Canadian BBQ Champion Rockin’ Ronnie Shewchuk. Angie figured the best way to join the quest for the ultimate BBQ was to host a competition. In 2005 she invited teams to Langley, B.C. from all over the Pacific Northwest and, as a result, the BBQ on the Bypass was born.

Langley Economic Development – Well Seasoned’s Moving In!August 12, 2014


Well Seasoned Arrives in the Township

Foodies from the Fraser Valley and beyond can rejoice: the much loved Well Seasoned gourmet food store is relocating and expanding to the Township of Langley.

2014 marks 10 incredible years of business for Well Seasoned. In the past decade owner Angie Quaale and her store have become nationally-recognized for forecasting foodie trends, carrying cutting edge ingredients for the culinary world, and offering popular cooking classes (often taught by celebrity chefs).

Now with her second decade of business launching, Quaale is set to take the store’s offerings to the next level at her new location when the store moves to #117 – 20353, 64 Avenue, on August 25. The new storefront aims to be open Labour Day weekend.

Well Seasoned is a foodie’s paradise: the well-stocked store carries the finest in gourmet foods with a specialty in hard-to-find ingredients, spices, sauces, condiments and cookware. The store also sports an in-store kitchen for weekly cooking classes.

The new location will expand class sizes with a new kitchen and class space created with the most up to date cooking equipment and individualized learning stations.

With the new classroom, the Well Seasoned team will be able to offer a much upgraded experience for classes, making them fully hands on and interactive. Well Seasoned will also be offering a series of corporate team building menus this Fall. From a practical standpoint, in addition to more interior space, there will be more customer parking, making the store experience comfortable and easy.

And speaking of the parking lot … in addition to her store, Angie Quaale has earned a reputation across North America for her BBQ prowess, and for hosting BBQ on the Bypass (one of Canada’s premiere BBQ events) in the store’s parking lot for the past eight years. Since the store will not be located ON the Bypass anymore, the event will be called BBQ *OFF* the Bypass. Mark your calendar and save the date now for September 14. More information will follow.

According to Gary MacKinnon, Economic Development Manager for the Township of Langley “Not only is the Township of Langley gaining a great business, we are also gaining a savvy, innovative, and very personable business owner in Angie Quaale. Last year, Angie received the George Preston Memorial Business Person of the Year award from the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce. The winning combination of great owner plus great business is exactly what the Township of Langley is striving for with respect to our business attraction strategy!”


Article and Photo Credit: Langley Economic Development

Chilliwack Fair – Chef Dez Cooking ShowAugust 11, 2014


Here’s Chef Dez cooking up some fine BC Pork at the Chilliwack Fair held this past weekend!

Fraser Valley Food Truck FestivalAugust 6, 2014


Fraser Valley Food Truck Festival Returns to Chilliwack Heritage Park!
September 20 and 21, 2014 (11:00am – 7:00pm)

This event is better than ever! 20 Food Trucks with PLENTY of Food! We promise not to run out this time! A lot more Family Friendly activities like Mini Golf and Crafts. Professional Face Painters who can paint way more faces then last time! You don’t want to miss this new and improved event. Kids Entertainment from Fire Safety Matt, He was an absolute hit at the last event. Beer Gardens, Live music by Voodoo Chill with DJ to Follow. $2.00 at the door & kids are Free!

Chilliwack Heritage Park
44140 Luckakuck Way
Chilliwack BC V2R 4A7

Tickets and more information available at

Hopcott Meats – 8th Anniversary Meet the RancherAugust 5, 2014

Hopcott Meats is having their 8th anniversary, Meet the Rancher day on Saturday, August 9th and we’ll be there! Hope to see you all there for a fun family day full of BBQ, prizes, specials, samples, and much more!