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Johnston County Hams in the News

Over the last 60 years our hams have grown from a local favorite to being renowned the world over as the best ham money can buy. Our time-honored curing process, based on the traditional curing process used by the first American settlers and then perfected by our legendary Curemaster Jesse Brown, has received acclaim for decades.

Featured in Esquire, Southern Living, The New York Times, Wine Spectator and many other publications, our hand crafted hams have become nothing short of legendary. They continue to place tops in ham competitions. Merle Ellis, famous butcher and syndicated columnist, acclaimed Johnston County Hams as "The Best Country Ham in the business." Men's Journal has proclaimed our hams among their "100 Best Things To Eat In America."

Below are a few highlights from over six decades of acclaim and thirty pounds of old newspaper clippings...

Cover of Southern Living  

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Rufus and Jesse - The Ham Kings
  National Winner
 
We Beat Virginia Again  

Hoging Awards
 
Undisputed Champs   A Southern Tradition
 : Fine Cooking Magazine
"This ham is salty, but it also has a sweet, buttery
edge that's unique to slow curing and aging."
from "Country Ham, the Old-Fashioned Way"
Fine Cooking Magazine, May 2002

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