In 1961 Fred Gore and his father "Pop", decided to help out the local farmers and carve a business out of necessity. The farmers in the area including themselves were butchering at their farms out in the weather and trying to get all the meat cut and packaged in a short amount of time.
Gore’s Farm and Meat Processing Plant in Stephens City, Virginia
'Pop' Gore milking his cow at the farm
This is how our business Gore's Custom Slaughter and Processing, Inc. began.
Fred and his father opened their doors and began custom butchering, this grew into what the next generation of Gore's; Jeff and Joe took over in 1980 when Fred became ill and their grandfather retired. Jeff and Joe have since expanded the business to two locations and have a federally inspected plant in Edinburg. Their sausage has been sold to help local schools with their fundraisers (FFA) and cooked to the delight of hungry patrons of the Winchester Kiwanis Breakfasts. They offer a butcher shop containing all fresh cuts of beef and pork, and deli meats and cheeses. All while still offering the service that started the company. We still do custom butchering and offer BBQ pigs and cook our own scrapple, puddins and souse. All which we deliver to local grocery and "Mom & Pop" stores around our area. In 2007 the fourth generation began at the business when Levi, Jeff's son, graduated from Virginia Tech and came home to the family business to help manage and maintain many aspects of the business. Just a few years later, Joe's son Josh came home to the family business and is now managing the Edinburg facility.
2011 Gore's expanded again and opened Gore's Fresh Meats and Deli, offering fresh retail cuts of meat, smoked meats, lunch meats and cheeses to the Stephens City area. After 7 years of steady success, they moved to a larger facility in Stephens City and now have even more to offer. Each decade that Gore's Meats has been in operation they have found that slow and steady progress, with an emphasis on quality service and products is the key to success. They were honored with the Greater Good "Small Business of the Year" award in 2018 by the Top of Virginia Regional Chamber of Commerce for their outstanding business ethics, creativity, economic impact and community support. And they plan to continue using that recipe and continue to grow in the years to come.
'Nonnie' Gore running from a lamb
Pop and Jeff with a big hog
We at Gore's are very proud of our meat that we offer our customers and the service that we strive for so that our patrons return. We have a wonderful group of folks that work with us and have been blessed with the ability to work hard and provide our community with a healthy and safe food for their families. We would like to thank all of our customers for almost 60 years of your continued support and would like to invite those of you new to the area to our business so that we can open the door to fresh beef and pork to you as well.
Gore family (Fred, Ruth, Jeff & Joe) at a Meat Packers & Butchers Conference
Gore Family in the Newtown Heritage Parade with the tractors they still use on the farm