Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > San Francisco Bay Area >
Dec 6, 2012 12:41 AM

Locally raised and cured hams?

We're spending Christmas up in Sonoma and want to buy a locally raised and cured ham; from the farmer would be ideal but we're happy to go through a retail outlet so long as we can get local product. Any suggestions? Thanks!

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
    1. re: wolfe

      4505 Meats will have them. I got an e-mail from them but I don't see it on the website yet. I'm going to ask them at the farmers' market Saturday because I want one.

    2. Prather Ranch also owns Range Brother's pork. They raise heritage pigs in the Capay Valley (N. California). I've only had their bacon - delicious.

        1. Before Thanksgiving I tasted a sample of Victorian Farmstead's ham at the farmers market in Windsor. It had been baked and was still juicy and not dry or coarse in texture. This will probably be the next ham I buy for myself.

          1. Lano Seco has amazing pork. They are in Chico, but sold at Good Earth in Fairfax and perhaps somewhere in Sonoma as well.

            1 Reply
            1. re: Missmoo

              Yes, Llano Seco pork is very good. I bought a frozen Llano Seco ham at the Fort Mason farmers market for half-price after Easter this year. I believe that Bi-Rite in San Francisco also carries the hams.

              In the past I've purchased Llano Seco fresh pork at Fiesta Market in Sebastopol. However, the market is going through an ownership transition and inventory has been low in a variety of things.

              Fiesta and Pacific markets sold