SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Taylor’s Market is more than just a business; it’s also a neighborhood gathering spot after 50 years on Freeport Boulevard.

“Were kind of a throwback; it’s like Mayberry in the middle of a big city,” said one customer.

You would think a lot has changed at Taylor’s Market, but the foundation has stayed the same.

“We just built it up by friendliness, word of mouth and gave people what they wanted,” said butcher Ed Schell.

Schell knows what he’s talking about.

“We worked hard, but we played hard too,” said Schell.

He’s spent 50 years as a butcher behind the counter.

“We had a lot of sports people, senators, governors, it was a lot of fun talking to them,” said Schell.

He’s officially retired, but still cutting meat and making customers smile.

“They are kind to me. They couldn’t do more,” said customer Caroline Quessenberry. “I don’t get treated like this anywhere else.”

Saturday, the market celebrated all of its successes.

It’s a foodie’s dream built on a recipe of tradition with family, friends and employees.

“People come in, you know peoples name. They meet with their friends. You can be on the street getting a grocery cart; people come honk their horns at you,” said co-owner Danny Johnson.

From homemade specialties to local lamb, pork and fish, it’s a meat counter that’s kept its quality for 50 years.

It’s a business that just keeps getting better all the way around.

Taylor’s Market celebrated all day Saturday and will wrap up festivities Sunday with a five course gala benefiting the Sacramento Children’s Home.