Edwards Virginia Smokehouse to sell company

Published 8:38 pm Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Edwards Virginia Smokehouse announced on Facebook this week it is selling the company.

“The Edwards family has agreed to sell Edwards Virginia Smokehouse after 95 years of producing handcrafted country hams, bacon and sausages,” a post on Facebook stated. “However, the tradition of Edwards will be carried on by another multigenerational, American family-owned producer of high-quality cured meats — Burgers’ Smokehouse.”

The post, signed by Sam Edwards III, states the company has been working with the Burger family to produce its products as it recovers from the fire that destroyed Edwards’ smokehouse in January 2016.

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“The Burger family was there for us, and we are confident they will continue to provide our customers with the same high-quality products and customer service they expect from Edwards,” the post stated.

The post states the ham shop stores will be closing but that country hams, bacon and sausages will continue to be available at edwardsvaham.com as well as restaurants and specialty stores.

“From our family to yours, we hope you continue to enjoy the tradition of an Edwards holiday ham, and we thank you all so much for your support.”

This story will be updated.