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The City of Porterville is pleased to announce J & R Meat Company as an Outstanding Business Honoree.

J & R  Meat Company has been serving the Porterville community for more than 39 years nad is located at 24 South Cobb Street. The business has been a family owned business since its inception. First owned by John Roberts then later by Dennis and Peggie Kendal and now owned and operated by Kelly Stock and family.

The Stock family has owned and operated J & R Meat since 2014, and has continued the tradition set forth by the Kendal's of making dinner easier by prepping a variety of meats to be taken home and thrown on the grill. J & R Meat is a part of many family holiday and weekend barbeque traditions.

J & R Meat Company began nearly 40 years ago by processing beef, pork and poultry for wholesale customers as well as maintaining a retail  store front for Porterville customers. Over the years items have been added to better service the wholesale customers. The retail side has also grown with their signature seasoned beef roast ( aka Clod Roast), turkey, chicken and pork roast, and their world renowned seasoning, which has been shipped as far as Germany. Around the holiday seasons, roasts ship throughout the states. J & R Meat Company has distributors in Chico and one in Los Angeles.

J & R Meat Company prides themselves in providing their customers with the highest quality products at a fair price and providing excellent customer service. Whether it's a wholesale customer or a retail customer, every customer is important to them. They are members of the Chamber of Commerce and support local service clubs such as Breakfast Rotary, Springville Lions Club and the Porterville Breakfast Lions Club. Along with supporting the local service clubs, they also are involved in the community in many different ways. J & R  Meat Company is a sponsor for the Porterville annual  Rib Cook-Off as well provides the ribs for the event. They support 4H Youth, youth sports programs and band programs such as St. Anne's School, local high schools, and church fundraisers. "Being able to support our local community is only affordable by those that support us, which we are grateful," says Kelly.

Kelly's favorite part of the business is meeting customers and knowing that they have done their best to meet their customer expectations. "When you have customers come back and tell you they served relatives from out of town or from another state saying that it was the best meat or steak I have eaten, you know your customer has been treated correctly."

J & R Meat Company currently has eight employees and hires additional  help during the holidays. "It's all hands on deck during our busy times," says Kelly and the holiday season which is just around the corner.

Congratulations to J & R Meat Company for being recognized as a Porterville Outstanding Business Honoree.


Step into the new year with an evening of music and dancing featuring local favorite, Jerry Hall and Trick Shot. The long-standing celebration takes place at the Veterans Memorial  Building and starts at 8:00 pm. Entertainment will go until the ball drops at midnight. Admission is only $10 per person and includes refreshments and party favors. All adults are welcome and tickets are available.




MultiModalCorridor_BikeThe City of Porterville, in collaboration with Tulare County Association of Governments and County of Tulare, is seeking grant funds for the development of a multi-modal corridor utilizing former railroad right of way between Tea Pot Dome Avenue to the south and Avenue 196 in Strathmore to the north. The corridor will serve to improve connectivity of walkers and bicyclists to schools, retail, workplaces, services, and public transit. Increased use of active modes of transportation reduces traffic congestion, improves air quality, and promotes physical fitenss in our community. For more informatin and to take our communty survey, please visit


Effective DECEMBER 1, 2019, the City of Porterville has moved to Phase IV of the City's Water Conservation Plan, which permits watering once a week based on property address and prohibits watering between the hours of 5 am to 10 am and 5 pm to 10 pm and also prohibits watering on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursday and Fridays.

Should you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact the Field Services Division at 782-7514.




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The City of Porterville will conduct its annual "Food For Fines" campaign October 7th through December 31st at 2019. This program is designed to exchange non-perishabel food items for library fines. One food item equals $1.00 in fine, up to $10.00 per card

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