Harper’s Country Hams After The Fire

When you can make a Kentucky country ham that sells for $350k at auction you’ve reached the pinnacle of the charcuterie world.

Harper’s Country Hams (est. 1952) burned to the ground in February of this year.

Since then, the state fire marshal’s office has completed its portion of the investigation with the official cause of the fire being ‘undetermined.’

In other words they don’t know what caused the fire. And they’ll never know what caused the fire.

Harper’s is still out of business. 45,000 whole hams perished in the fire.

The smoked meat plant produced nearly 230,000 hams per year accounting for almost 10 percent of our nation’s ham production.

The family is not sure if they’re going to reenter the charcuterie industry and if they do it will be on a decidedly smaller scale.

60 people lost their jobs when the fire ravaged the business.

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