As you travel along The Salty Southern Route through Surry you are sure to come across Edwards Ham Shop! Situated off of Rolfe Highway, just outside of Surry's downtown, this shop has been providing locals and visitors alike with high quality ham products since it's opening in the 1980s! But, this Virginia staple didn't just start with the shop! When you purchase an Edwards Ham or ham product, you can rest assure that you are purchasing from the experts! Since Sam Wallace Edwards Sr. started selling ham sandwiches on the Jamestown-Scotland Ferry in 1925, the name Edwards and ham has gone hand in hand.
Edwards built his first smokehouse in 1926, after the success of those first sandwich sales, and as his family continued to grow so did the business. Over the years, the family business would add additional smokehouses, develop smoked bacon and sausage, as well as work on perfecting the pork curing process. The Edwards smokehouse products has expanded from their first and very successful Wigwam Ham to include Surryano ham and most recently adding dry cured lamb!
These days you can order Edwards products from anywhere, but you can't beat the feeling of charm and tradition as you peruse the shelves of Edwards hometown ham shop in Surry. Here you will find friendly service, an array of sandwiches and snacks that can be purchased, a whole spread of their ham products for sale, as well as peanuts, jams and locally themed gifts.
And what better time of year than now, the holiday season, to treat you and your family to one of the best hams around! Stop by Edwards Ham Shop and discover part of what makes Surry and its surrounding counties special!
Check out Edwards website and Facebook to learn more about their history and for more product information!
The Salty Southern Route
is a joint tourism effort of the towns of Franklin and Smithfield, Isle of Wight, Southampton, Surry and Sussex Counties, and the city of Suffolk, Virginia.