About Ole Timey Meat Market
For founder Boyd Derrick, Ole Timey Meat Market is a dream come true, literally. Mr. Derrick first learned how to cut meat by standing on a crate by a butcher’s block at a corner store in downtown Columbia. Years later, while in the Army, he noticed a mess hall butcher’s ineptitude and quickly took over the task of butchering. Following his time in the Army, Mr. Derrick butchered for Swift Meat Packing and several restaurants in the downtown area.
While he was cutting meats for a living, he noticed that there was a demand for high-quality meats on a smaller, more personal scale. Mr. Derrick quickly opened up shop as a neighborhood butcher and put his skills to work for his friends and neighbors. He began to cut meat in a building behind his home after he returned from work. He recognized that people wanted a meat buying experience different than what grocery stores offered them. People wanted a shop with a wide variety of meats and cuts on display in sparkling white cases. People wanted personalized service and recommendations. Mr. Derrick shared their vision and wanted to give his customers exactly what they wanted. Their hopes and his dreams came to fruition as Ole Timey Meat Market was born.
Ole Timey Meat Market Today
Ole Timey Meat Market was not only built on the idea of providing high-quality meats, in-house butchery, and top-notch customer service – it holds true to those same ideals today. Boyd’s son, Karl, now runs Ole Timey Meat Market and continues to make sure that each and every customer finds exactly what they want. Over the years, Ole Timey Meat Market has expanded from one building and three employees to three locations with over thirty employees. We are proud members of the communities that we’re a part of, and we are always looking for ways to return the support that we’ve received over the years. If you’re a customer of Ole Timey Meat Market, we thank you; and if you’re not yet a customer, we’d love to meet you! Stop by any of our locations today and find out for yourself what makes Ole Timey Meat Market special.
We have been shopping at Ole Timey Meat as long as we have been in Columbia, some 15 years now. We can always count on Karl, Mitch, and the whole crew to provide friendly and impeccable service. We have never been able to find the quality of meat or the expert service in any other store locally. If you're not sure how to cook or smoke something they can provide good advice as well. Keep up the excellent work guys!The Ackermans | Lexington, SC