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Virginia Ham in Sterling/Tyson's Area?

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I've been flying back & forth for over a year to this state for work, and have been unable to find a Virginia Ham (not deli slices but a nice big chunk)!! With the holidays coming up, thought it would make a nice touch to the dinner table. I've tried Wegman's, Harris Teeter, Giant's, Shoppers... all to no avail. Where do you locals go to get your ham? And since we're in Virginia, is it just called HAM here?!

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  1. http://www.smithfieldcollection.com/c...

    You can order straight from the source.

    1. Although a smithfield ham is the quintessential virginia ham, these 2 places offer other virginia hams as well

      www.padows.com
      www.turnerhams.com

      1. They are there -- just not all the time. I've had success at Safeway, Giant, and Wegman's. It's more of a seasonal thing, from what I've noticed, mostly available around Christmas time. The best ones are smoked and pepper-covered, and packed in cloth sacks. I have also taken to ordering online, just to be sure I can get them.

        Good luck!

        1. Check out this article on Chow

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