It’s been a busy year for butcher shops and meat markets. The pandemic has created a backlog of orders and has turned what was considered a slow time of year into the busy season, and things are about to get busier. It’s expected that more people will be hunting this year, which means more deer will need to be processed. Kelly Gall-Washa owns Grand Champion Meats in Foley and says they still plan to set aside two weeks just for processing deer:

“We will still be doing our deer processing as normal. Again we will just have to monitor, there’s a lot of factors that play into effect. We have a lot of storage but it depends on temperature, depending on how many deer are harvested this year it will make a difference in how many we can do.”

Gall-Washa says deer processing will be on a first come first serve basis. As for customers who are waiting for other orders to be processed, she says they will continue to work as fast as they can to catch up. Gall-Washa adds they are currently booked out into next year already.