Pete’s Country Meats was established by J.C. “Pete” Peters in the mid - 1960s. Pete’s has been a family owned business for little over five decades. It all started when Pete was a meat department manager at the local Kroger’s grocery store. Pete had two sons, Joel and Jerry. He had both boys run a meat business on the side while he worked full time at the local Kroger’s grocery store.
In 1965, the meat business showed promise and a possible future for the family. So, Pete quit his full time job to invest his time in the new family meat business. Also, during this time, their current location on Lexington Highway became their main meat processing store. Over the years, Pete and Joel has continued to run the family business together, until February 8, 2017 when J.C. Peters passed away.
Joel has always had apart in the family business and throughout his life. He has and will continue on with this dream that his father once had about starting a family meat business. Pete’s Country Meat has become the place that you can come and purchase the freshest meats from over the counter to custom slaughtering and processing.