Wednesday, September 21

BROADBENT HAM IS GRAND CHAMPION AT KENTUCKY STATE FAIR


Last month, a country ham cured by SFA oral history subjects Ronny and Beth Drennan of Broadbent Country Hams, was the Grand Champion Ham at the Kentucky State Fair.

The Broadbent family started curing hams and bacon commercially in Cadiz, Kentucky, in 1920. In 1999 the Broadbent family sold the business to Ronny and Beth Drennan. The Drennans, who were in the furniture business, had always heard of Broadbent Hams and saw an opportunity. It took some time to learn the ins and outs of the curing business, but Smith Broadbent has been there to help. Today, Ronny and Beth carry on the Broadbent tradition of quality, and they have won enough awards to live up to the founder’s name. This is their 15th Grand Champion Ham.

To learn more about the Drennans and country hams, visit our Kentucky Bacon project.