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. Then, in early 2013, Joe's son, Josh came home to the family business after graduating from Virginia Tech and spending a few years in the turkey industry. The Gore family has continued to grow, with the addition of Ethan Dienst, Jeff's son-in-law working a vital part in the slaughter process. Gore's next generation has strong backs and good heads on their shoulders. They are planning to continue the growth and prosperity the business.
'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 50 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