So I took a couple vacation days this week, and decided to take a drive to my favorite Butcher Shop/Meat Processor. A little shop in Edinburg, VA. called Gore's. They also have a location in Stephen's City, VA.
I love this place, everytime I go it takes me back to my younger days growing up in Central PA. We never bought meat at the grocery store, and we never bought a couple steaks or a couple pounds of this or that. We bought what we didn't raise and slaughter ourselves at a local Butcher Shop.
Everything at Gore's is slaughtered on the premises, and hand cut to your specifications. Half the fun is watching a professional Butcher cut and trim steaks from an aged Primal Cut of beef. Ground beef is custom ground from whatever cut you want, and you choose how much fat to lean you'd like.
The pork is some of the best I've seen or tasted.....I'm partial to their Center Cut Chops, again hand trimmed and cut as thick or as thin as you want. This trip I picked up a couple of fresh sides (Belly), I'm getting low on bacon and Pancetta and need to get some curing. They also make their own Ponhaus (Scrapple)......normally I buy a good sized chunk, but didn't this time, I still have a bit in the freezer and besides thats a good excuse to make another trip in a month or so!
I've attached a few pictures of my haul, most of which will go into the freezer....but a nice Portehouse and a small chunk of sausage will go on the grill tonight!!! All of the steaks and chops are cut 1 1/2 inches thick....
Enjoy the pictures and Vegetarians beware!!
This is five NY Strips, five Bone In Ribeyes, several pounds of stuffed sausage, and 5 two pound mounds of fresh ground chuck
Here we have five Porterhouse Steaks and 5 Center Cut Pork chops
Had to show just the Porterhouse's
Two pounds of the burger made into 8 oz patties
Ribeyes and Strips
Last but not least the Bellies...oh the Bellies!!!!!!!!!
Ohhhhhh the Bellies!!
OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH the Bellies!