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Welcoming Reban Farms: Your Trusted Saskatoon Beef & Pork Farmer

The Trusted Saskatoon Team is delighted to introduce Reban Farms, our newest Saskatoon Specialty Retail Category partner. 

As your go-to Saskatchewan provider for high-quality, pasture-raised beef (and pork, too), Reban Farms is committed to delivering exceptional local meat products. Learn more about their offerings and meet the passionate team behind this remarkable business in our latest Trusted Saskatoon article, celebrating our newest addition to the network of locally owned businesses dedicated to integrity.



Meet the Reban Family

Aubrey and Elise Reban, along with their four children, represent the 4th and 5th generations of the Reban family to live on their land near the Petrofka Bridge, just north of Saskatoon. As you approach Reban Farms, you'll be greeted by picturesque barns and cattle pastures alongside a beautiful two-story home overlooking a serene valley. The sound of the wind occasionally punctuates the peaceful environment through the grass and cattle calls.

Generations of Farming Passion

Aubrey and Elise Reban take immense pride in their farm’s land and heritage. The Reban family has owned their farm since 1908, and they cherish the ability to produce beef entirely from their labour. They began with a small herd and grain farming, eventually expanding to sell finished beef to family and friends. The positive feedback from customers searching for farm-direct meat has made their hard work even more rewarding. As the word spread about the quality, so did their business.

Aubrey's four children now lead the pork side of the operation despite their young ages. This generational passion ensures that every part of the process, from feeding, cleaning pens, and animal health care to the delivery of finished pork, is handled with care and precision, guaranteeing top-quality products for their customers.


Why Choose Farm-Direct Beef & Pork from Reban Farms?

Quality: Reban Farms' mixed farming approach allows Aubrey to control every aspect of the feed production process. Few beef providers can tell you what goes into every pound of feed the animals consume - Reban Farms can! From seed planting to the beef delivered to your door, every step is managed meticulously, ensuring exceptional quality that few farms can match.   

Taste and Nutrition: Reban beef and pork offer superior taste and nutrition compared to traditional grocery store options. Their beef is rich in protein, Vitamin B12, Zinc, Selenium, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Riboflavin, Iron, and Choline. Aubrey has perfected feed rations to achieve the ideal balance of leanness and marbling, with animals butchered at their prime and dry-aged for 14 days or longer.

Cost Savings: Buying farm-direct in bulk eliminates middlemen, providing nutritious, delicious, high-quality meat at a lower cost than in-store purchases. The minimum quantity that can be ordered is 1/4 beef, which is approximately 180 lbs* of meat and fits into 5 cubic feet of freezer space. Aubrey also offers free delivery to Saskatoon and the surrounding area.

How Trusted Saskatoon Selects & Verifies Potential Partners

To become a Trusted Saskatoon partner, businesses must demonstrate quality-driven excellence in the Saskatoon market. Our selection process includes:

  • Nominations from satisfied customers, clients, and suppliers

  • Surveys of past customers to gauge satisfaction  ( it is a pass or a fail) 

  • Verification of the business's online reputation and references

  • Ensuring all necessary licenses, qualifications, WCB, and insurances are valid and up-to-date

Reban Farms was already well known to the Trusted team; Trusted owner and founder Sara has been buying beef from Aubrey for years! Here is what she had to say about her experience. 


“ I order ¼ s of Reban Farms beef every year, and I really appreciate Aubrey delivering it to my doorstep in Saskatoon. All of the cuts are great, and the price and quality is so much better than general store-bought beef! - WOW, the flavour is amazing!! Hands down, it’s the best beef  I’ve eaten!! 
My freezer is always full of wholesome beef, and I feel good about how the animals are treated and raised. It’s a win-win! “ Sara Wheelwright, Saskatoon


What Customers Say About Reban Farms

In conversations with Reban Farms' other customers, a clear message emerged: the quality of the meat and the integrity of the family keep them coming back. Customers describe Aubrey, Elise, and their children as "just great people - REAL people!" There is a strong sense of trust and confidence that any issues will be promptly and satisfactorily addressed, reflecting the Rebans' commitment to their customers.

" We LOVE the beef from Reban Farms.  We run a company so we sometimes give meat to our employees as a bonus because it is an amazing gift.  We also have a large family with 7 children, so we order a lot, and every time, the quality and taste are there.  We have bought meat from different farmers over the years, and Reban beef is by far our favourite. The quality is incredible, and it cooks up really well.  I love supporting local and knowing where my meat is coming from.  The family is honest and friendly, and having it delivered to the door is so convenient and appreciated”  - Holly Fehr 
“We run the Butcher Shop that cuts and wraps the meat and have worked with Aubrey Reban for many years.  He is a great person and does his best to make his customers happy. We have been in the meat business for decades, and the quality of Reban beef is excellent! Aubrey is a pleasure to do business with”   Rose - J & R Meats, Shellbrook. 

There are more stellar reviews of Reban Farms and some pictures of their beef on their Google listing here. 

Join us in welcoming Reban Farms to the Trusted Saskatoon family and enjoy the finest quality, pasture-raised meat delivered right to your door. Discover more about Reban Farms and experience the difference of farm-direct beef and pork by ordering online today here: https://rebanfarms.ca/contact/#order 

Read more happy customer reviews and see all Reban Farms offers by visiting their listing on Trusted Saskatoon

Reban Farms is Your Trusted Saskatoon Beef  & Pork Farm


Welcoming Laddie James Real Estate as a Trusted Saskatoon REALTOR!

The Trusted Saskatoon Team is excited to welcome our newest Trusted Saskatoon Partner, Laddie James Real Estate eXp Realty, to the Trusted Saskatoon Real  Estate category.


You may recognize Laddie from our Trusted Saskatoon Salons Category. Hairstyle Inn Salons has been a Trusted Saskatoon Partner since the beginning.  We are thrilled to support and cheer Laddie on in his new Real Estate endeavour as Saskatchewan’s first Certified eXp Luxury Real Estate Agent.



Meet Laddie James Real Estate


Real Estate is not a new venture for Laddie.  He has decades of successful experience buying, selling and flipping personal and investment Real Estate. His experience includes substantial renovation projects in single-family homes, multi-family properties, and recreational real estate, as well as managing short-term and long-term rentals.  Over the last 20 years, he has worked with professionals and other real estate agents to help people acquire a home.  Through his many projects, he has gained the reputation of being somewhat of an expert. Professionals from many industries have consulted with him and asked for his opinions in various renovation and real estate situations. This made becoming an agent seem like a natural next step for him.  This vast hands-on experience gives him an advantage for clients in the highly competitive Real Estate market in Saskatoon, Blackstrap, Warman, Martensville and the surrounding lake land and acreages. 

Integrity, Work Ethic and Authenticity Are Laddie James's Strengths 

Anyone who knows Laddie knows he is extremely hardworking and dedicated in everything he does. He is one of those genuine people who does things because he believes they are correct, not just because he sees an opportunity as lucrative. He absolutely loves to work with clients from all walks of life and finds it satisfying to help newcomers to Canada find their homes.


“One of the parts of this I have really enjoyed is helping new Canadians find their forever home.  It can be a challenge as there can be language barriers and little understanding about owning properties here, our weather and what is important.  It is a big learning curve for the families but I am often overwhelmed to tears when we get the deal to happen and the gratitude I am shown. I find great satisfaction is supporting and helping people” - Laddie James

What Do Laddie’s Clients Say About Their Experience?



“From the references I called, there was an overwhelming message of gratitude and the sentiment of being heard and cared for in the home and/or property purchase transaction.  There was an undeniable sense of confidence that Laddie knew what was important to look for regarding property repairs or considerations based on his decades of experience in the industry.  His clients mentioned that after viewing an initial property to gain an understanding of what they really wanted, Laddie would source out, view and then make them aware, thereby saving them time on unsuitable properties for their desires.” 

“Our house was listed in the real estate market elsewhere for a year with no results, and once we listed it with Laddie, it was sold just like that!  He always went above and beyond - he even baked cookies and brought in things to attract attention at the Open House. Laddie sold our house during the Open House! He had so much energy and made selling our home a priority.  He always had time for us, regardless of the time of day.  He would ask me what I needed and would make it work all the time.  Not a day goes by in this house that we don’t talk about him. He is a great man.” -Rebecca H, 

“We were just flabbergasted at how easy selling our home went with Laddie! We found him to be respectful, conscientious, and detail-oriented. The process for us was so easy and we enjoyed working with him.  We have not done anything in the Real Estate market for 49 years, so had no idea what was going on.  We appreciated how forthright he was about the possibility of a sale and the things that might not go right. He knew the things that we needed to repair and how to navigate the whole process and take the pressure off of us” - Liz N


We encourage you to visit Laddie James's Trusted Saskatoon listing for more customer reviews. To see his current real estate listings, check out his Laddie James eXp Realty website, built by our sister company, Trusted Marketing Services. Laddie is here to help, and his clients could not say enough about his professional, hardworking and caring style.



'A Cut Above The Rest'  

Laddie James is a Trusted Saskatoon REALTOR 




Wonder How Trusted selects Trusted Saskatoon businesses to partner with? 

  • We look for locally accountable businesses with a reputation for quality-driven excellence in the Saskatoon market.

  • Customers, clients, and suppliers nominate businesses they are impressed with. 

  • We personally surveyed a number of their past customers.

  • We check the business's online reputation, and we speak to business references. 

  • All past customers we speak to are surveyed - it is a pass or a fail! 

  • We ensure any required licenses, qualifications, WCB, and insurances are valid and up to date.


Trusted Saskatoon community introduces and welcomes Fiori-Studio as your Trusted Saskatoon Florist

The Trusted Saskatoon Team is delighted to welcome our newest Trusted Saskatoon Partner!  Get to know Fiori-Studio, learn why WE trust the company, and meet the woman behind the business in our latest Trusted Saskatoon article, welcoming a new partner to our Saskatoon community of locally owned businesses that operate with integrity!


Meet Fiori-Studio, Your Trusted Saskatoon Florist


Fiori-Studio, owned by Svetlana Leonchuk—a talented jewelry designer, photographer, and florist—has become the newest Trusted Saskatoon partner and has joined the community as a Trusted Saskatoon florist! Fiori-Studio recently opened its first brick-and-mortar location at 1005 Broadway Ave #1B.

Fiori-Studio is dedicated to providing floral arrangements that embody freshness, class, and style, perfect for treating loved ones on any occasion. Committed to exceptional service, they take pride in ensuring each bouquet is perfectly crafted. Serving Saskatoon and surrounding areas, Svetlana promises to deliver the finest Saskatoon flowers.

Their everyday arrangements feature unique additions such as preserved florals, pampas grass, feathers, and butterflies, setting them apart with a distinct elegance.


Whether customers seek stunning flower arrangements, wedding florals, or reliable delivery, Fiori-Studio offers comprehensive services. From events and corporate functions to sympathy gestures, they specialize in locally sourced, sustainable blooms of exceptional quality. 

Visit their boutique on Broadway or order flowers online here for seamless flower delivery.




What Fiori-Studio’s Customers Say…


“ Needed to order a bouquet of flowers on very short notice. Svetlana took and processed my order on a Sunday and delivered a gorgeous arrangement to my Mom in Law for her 91st Birthday on Monday. She was a pleasure to deal with.” - Sherry Haatvedt, Saskatoon


I live in Chicago, but I ordered flowers for a friend in Saskatoon. I found Fiori-Studio through a Google search and had no prior experience with the artist. I was a little hesitant to choose a non-traditional floral shop, but I also wanted something more unique than I could find at your typical florist. After chatting with Svetlana over email, I felt more confident that she was a reliable person and took a chance sending a cash payment upfront. The results were gorgeous! My only regret is that she isn't located in my hometown, so I could send more friends & family one of her custom creations.” Andrea Szkwarko, Chicago Il.
“I used Flori-Studio for my bridal bouquets and boutonnieres. Svetlana went above and beyond what I gave her for pictures! She took my vision and added a beautiful twist to it. Additionally, the day before the wedding, I realized I hadn't requested the father of the bride and father of the groom boutonnieres. I reached out to Svetlana, who was very accommodating and added two more boutonnieres to my order!"- Alex B, Saskatoon

Experience the beauty of flowers with Fiori-Studio


Fiori-Studio is open daily and specializes in:


- Fresh flower bouquets for any occasion

- Flower delivery

- Professional florist services in Saskatoon

- Wedding flowers and bridal bouquets

- Prom corsages and boutonnieres

- Sympathy and funeral flowers

- Birthday, get well, and anniversary flowers

- Modern and traditional flower arrangements

- High-style floral arrangements

- Silk, dried, and pampas grass arrangements

- Greeting cards


Read more on Fiori-Studios' website, where all your florist FAQs are answered—and you can see all the options and order your flowers to be delivered- alternatively, swing by the beautiful location on Broadway to browse today's offerings and chat with Svetlana! FIORI-STUDIO is at 1005 Broadway Ave #1B, Saskatoon

Email:  flowers@fiori-studio.com
Call: (306) 361-4970




Fiori Studio is your Trusted Saskatoon Florist! 

WELCOMING Brown Electrical Contracting A Trusted Saskatoon Electrician

The Trusted Saskatoon Team is delighted to welcome our newest Trusted Saskatoon Partner, a Trusted Saskatoon electrician. Get to know Brown Electrical Contracting, learn why WE trust the company, and meet the man behind the business in our latest Trusted Saskatoon article welcoming a new partner to our Saskatoon community of locally owned businesses operated with integrity!


MEET MITCH! 

Mitch Brown, owner of  Brown Electrical Contracting, is very well-referred.  As we called through the list of references he provided us to call and survey, the same things were repeated over and over….Honest, reliable, fair pricing, high-quality work and operates with Integrity! To Trusted Saskatoon and our team, this means all the things we desire in a contractor. 

Mitch comes from a family of go-getters. Entrepreneurship runs in his blood. Growing up on a farm instilled in him a solid work ethic and a "get it done" attitude. Watching his dad build a business based on honesty and integrity left a lasting impression on him. He follows in his footsteps, ensuring his company reflects those values.

Mitch is a family man and you know he understands the importance of trust and reliability, especially regarding your home or business.

Mitch isn't just good with wires; he's also a people person. He genuinely enjoys helping others and exceeding their expectations, so it’s no wonder he's become the go-to guy in Saskatoon for electrical needs.

How Does Trusted select Saskatoon & Area businesses to partner with? 

  • We look for locally accountable businesses with a reputation for quality-driven excellence in the Saskatoon market.

  • Customers, clients, and suppliers nominate businesses they are impressed with. 

  • We personally survey a number of their past customers.

  • We check the business's online reputation, and we speak to business references 

  • All past customers we speak to are surveyed - it is a pass or a fail! 

  • We ensure any required licenses, qualifications, WCB, and insurances are valid and up to date.




    What Did Brown Electrical Contracting Customers Say??


    “I would say that Reliability is Mitch’s strongest asset.  I have used his services for home and business projects, and I have found him to be well-trained and well-priced.  He is honest and true.  In fact, I have switched to using him as a primary electrician because he has been the most reliable of anyone that I have hired before”
    Mac


    “Brown Electrical Contracting, and specifically Mitch, are quick, professional, and crafty. We have given them irregular and interesting requests, and Mitch sorts them out, comes up with a plan, and it works. We trust he will get the job done well!”
    Jon Fehr



    We also read many great reviews on Google about Brown Electrical Contracting, as we were checking the company’s  online reputation for ourselves -  we wanted to share a few of those below 


    “ We were really happy with our service from Brown Electrical! They were able to get us in quickly, and we felt really good about the work they did and would trust them to do any other electrical work for us in the future. With reasonable rates and a great owner, Mitch makes this company highly recommend! Thanks so much for your help!” - Kelly Kirkpatrick Google Review 

    Mitch Brown came promptly when we needed someone to relocate a wiring job that was done improperly during a previous patio door installation. He came with very short notice during a windows and doors installation at our home- which was much appreciated as it didn’t hold up the job at all.
    He was friendly, efficient, and easy to deal with. The job was done to our satisfaction, and we were very grateful! “ - Maggie N , Google review


So, if you need electrical work done in Saskatoon and the surrounding area, do yourself a favour and call Mitch at Brown Electrical Contracting. For all the right reasons, he has been given the “Thumbs Up by Trusted Saskatoon!”


Brown Electrical Contracting Is A Trusted Saskatoon Electrician


Sanctum Care Group Joins Trusted Saskatoon's Non-Profit Category

The Trusted Saskatoon team ran a social media contest in 2018 to decide upon a new category; the majority asked for it to be  Trusted Saskatoon NON-PROFITS. This was a good fit, as we have always had a strong community focus. Trusted was proud to be recognized as the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce ABEX Award for Community recipient in 2017.

We are thrilled to announce that Sanctum Care Group is our newest Saskatoon non-profit partner. In this article, we will share WHO they are, what they do and why Trusted wanted to get more involved in helping Sanctum achieve their lofty goals! After reading this, we hope you will join us in helping them! 



Trusted Saskatoon welcomes Sanctum Care Group, the latest addition to our Trusted Saskatoon Non-Profit Category. This revolutionary non-profit organization is making waves with its innovative HIV care model, drawing attention from across Saskatchewan and beyond. In this blog post, we'll delve into the inspiring story of Sanctum Care Group, its founders, and their impactful work to provide holistic care to individuals with or at risk of HIV.

Katelyn & Morris

The story begins with Katelyn Roberts and Dr. Morris Markentin, two relentless individuals who defied skeptics to establish Saskatchewan's first HIV hospice. Katelyn, a former HIV case manager, pitched the idea to Dr. Markentin years ago over a meal at their favourite Vietnamese restaurant in Saskatoon. Their vision was to shift the focus from reactive to proactive care, providing preventative, holistic, and trauma-informed support before problems escalated.

Dr. Markentin, with years of experience in addiction medicine, recognized the interconnected issues of poverty, inadequate housing, and trauma as the root causes of his patients' challenges. Sanctum Care Group found its home in an empty building on Avenue O, a space provided by the St. Paul's Hospital Foundation. The initial days were challenging, with only two residents –a patient affectionately known as the "Lone Ranger" and Katelyn Roberts herself.  When the second patient moved in, the Lone Ranger stretched out a hand and said, “Welcome to heaven.” Soon, the 10-bed facility was battling a six-month waiting list. For many, it was the first time in their lives that many of the residents had a safe, stable place to call home.

The Impact of Sanctum Care Group 

Today, Sanctum Care Group provides solace for individuals with HIV, supports mothers in keeping custody of and reuniting with their children, and offers a peaceful environment for palliative patients. Dr. Markentin emphasizes that, at Sanctum, no one has to face death alone. The organization has extended its reach through various initiatives, connecting former residents to housing and Sanctum 1.5, a neonatal care home for pregnant women, those with HIV or those at risk of contracting it.



Acknowledging that the journey was far from perfect, Dr. Markentin believes that Sanctum Care Group has made a significant impact already, and they have so much more to give! The organization's signature fundraiser, the annual Sanctum Survivor, involves community leaders spending 36 hours on the streets, simulating the challenges faced by those with chronic diseases and no housing. This event raises funds and fosters a deeper understanding of the struggles in Saskatoon's core neighbourhoods.

 In 2023, the founder of Trusted Sara Wheelwright stepped up to participate as one of the ten survivors in the Sanctum Survivor event. Together, they raised a staggering $426,000, with Sara individually contributing an impressive $26,700. The huge final total was greatly impacted by the efforts of 2023 survivor participant David Dube, who surpassed his personal  $100,000 fundraising goal and announced at the Sanctum Gala that his total would be matched by the Les & Irene Dubé Foundation. 

Reflecting on her experience, Sara said: 

"The Sanctum Survivor experience was extremely humbling; I had no idea how many barriers our cities' most vulnerable citizens face in their daily lives. When I understood how impactful Sanctum is , I was determined to help them going forward - the work they do is so needed and I hope I can help them as they grow and share their model for the benefit of all involved! "

 This is a glimpse of their experience.

 

Sanctum Care Group's journey is a testament to the power of determination, compassion, and a vision for proactive care. As they continue to expand and share their proven programs, Sanctum Care Group is making a lasting impact on the lives of individuals with HIV and their families. Trusted Saskatoon is excited to have them in our Non-Profit Category, and we look forward to amplifying and supporting their transformative work for the community.


Sanctum Care Group is a Trusted Saskatoon Non-Profit - learn more about them and their programs on the listing.


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