McCary Meats is our community’s local slaughter and custom processing plant. It is one of the few USDA inspected custom kill plants remaining in the state of Washington. Originally started by Bud and Marlene McCary, they opened in 1968 with resilience and willing to work hard to weather a company through 50 years. And that is just what has happened as this business will be celebrating 50 years this summer. It is now being run by the second generation – son & daughter-in-law, Rick & DeAnna McCary.
McCary Meats offers custom kill/processing for livestock and game. They also have a retail shop offering handcrafted artisan smoked products – jerky, snack stick, summer sausage, marinated and smoked tri tips, hickory smoked bacon and hams. They are open Monday through Fridays 8-5pm but come June 1st through January 31st they are also open on Saturdays from 9 -12 noon.
During the peak season, McCary Meats employees 15-18 people while during the slower season they have 8-10 people working for them. Most employees are full time however they do employ an after-school student to help introduce and engage the younger generation into the workforce. They have enjoyed the experience of having the younger generation at the shop. McCary Meats has intentions to expand to the Tri-Cities with a storefront as the interest and demand has become greater for their retail products and they are always striving to meet that demand to make all of their customers happy. They ship products across the US as well as some international orders too. When asked what motivated them to return to this area – Rick stated, “We enjoy this community very much. We had a strong desire to come back to the area and give back to the community that has given us so much.” They are grateful to the community and their customers who have supported them and continue to do so. Rick & DeAnna are wanting to be more involved within the community and continue to give back. With that in mind they offer many donations of services and options of ways to give back to the community.
Something that sets McCary Meats apart and is unique is they are currently the only USDA plant in the area that offers scalded hogs versus skinned hogs. The level of processing in both quantity and quality are unparalleled. They are also said to have the best Bacon around as well as have a great line up of products in the retail shop. People travel from all around (or order online to have shipped) to get jerky and snack sticks. They are expanding the selection with additional flavors to cater to more clientele.
This year is the Golden Anniversary -50 years in business – and Rick & DeAnna are excited to celebrate the success of the business by hosting a Customer Appreciation BBQ & Celebration on June 9th from 10:30-2:30pm. There will be free raffles for all to enter for some great prizes (including ½ beef, ½ hog, gift baskets/certificates and much, much more!) You must be present to win so come and enjoy good food, music and games for the whole family. The BBQ will be at their retail shop in Basin City at 6880 Rd 170. All are invited to come but in order to adequately prepare, they would appreciate a RSVP by calling the shop.
Check out their website (launching June 1st) to place orders or to see the new products they are offering at mccarymeats.com or call 269-4488. The Retail shop is at 6880 Rd 170 Basin City and the Kill Plant is located at 21981 Glade Rd North.