Harper's Foods - A Kentucky Tradition Since 1952

Harper’s Foods, also known as Harper’s Country Hams, is a true Kentucky Tradition. Harper’s has grown from a one man operation in a single smokehouse, to a modern one hundred thousand square foot facility curing over 200,000 hams per year.  

We invite you to stop by and try our award winning products from our Retail Store, featuring our famous country ham, bacon, sausage, and more. 

Harper's Hams have won Grand Champion at the Kentucky State Fair and the National Country Ham Association’s award for best country ham. Our ham was also rated best country ham by Cook’s Country.

A lot has changed since our founding, but one thing that hasn’t changed is the handcrafted way we make our country ham, sausage, and bacon. Our hams are still hand rubbed with salt and sugar, smoked with real hickory wood, and crafted in the old time way which has been passed down for generations.



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Latitude: 36.715472 Longitude: -89.000902 Elevation: 378 ft
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Locally or Family-Owned Business Notes

Harper’s Country Hams has been family owned for three generations.  In 1952, founder, Curtis Harper started curing country hams for a few of his friends. The reception was so positive that Curtis decided to place a sign in front of his home and Harper’s Country Hams was born.  Dolores Harper currently serves as president. Her son, Brian, a third generation Harper, serves as vice president.

Accessibility Notes

Harper’s Food’s Retail Store is open to the general public. The facility is wheelchair accessible.


Pet Friendly Notes

Pets are welcome on Harper’s Foods grounds, although you might want to watch your pet pig closely!


My name is Barbara I live in Sacramento, Ca, would like to buy one of your ham for Thanksgiving. How long would it take to arrive here, how much is the cost. Please let me know soon as possible. My email address is bjprayer7@gmail.com

Barbara A. Johnson, 11/10/2016

Barbara, you should contact the business using the contact info at the top of this page instead of the comments section.

Site manager, 11/11/2016

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