The first 2011 WindsorEats Award being announced today goes to Jamie Waldron, Erin Gardner and Mark and Izabella Muzzin of The Butcher of Kingsville for Local Food Hero in Windsor-Essex.

The Butcher of Kingsville, located at 13 Main St. W. in Kingsville, works with local farmers to make naturally raised meat including beef, pork, chicken, lamb and other specialty meats available. Not only is this promoting a sustainable community which helps to ensure a quality local food culture, but it creates local jobs and also leaves a smaller environmental footprint as these products are not traveling great distances.

And, anytime I talk about The Butcher of Kingsville, it gives me the excuse to show one of my favourite videos that we’ve posted: