S. Wallace Edwards
& Sons

The story of S. Wallace Edwards and Sons begins on a ferry boat, the Captain John Smith. It was a passenger vessel travelers used to cross the James River between Surry and Williamsburg, Virginia.

In the early 1920's its captain, S. Wallace Edwards Sr., began selling ham sandwiches to his hungry passengers during his daily voyage. By using dry-curing methods taught by his mother on the family farm, the country ham sandwiches were filled with a rich, signature southern flavor.

As popularity for these hams grew, Edwards decided to take the ham business full-time. In 1926, he started S. Wallace Edwards and Sons; a company dedicated to creating authentic dry-cured, hickory-smoked Virginia Country Hams, Bacon and Sausage.

Since then, his son, the late Wallace Edwards, Jr., his grandson, current president Sam Edwards III, and a team of dedicated specialty food professionals have made it their passion to establish a true Virginia tradition. A tradition to create hand-crafted artisanal meats that have been the centerpiece of family meals and restaurants for almost 90 years.



PO Box 25, Surry, VA 23883
Retail/Catalog: 1 (800) 222-4267
Customer Service: 1 (800) 290-9213

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