Ham and Yard Decor

 Rice's Country Hams

in Mt. Juliet TN. 
Est. in 1933

Rice’s Country Hams is a third generation family owned and operated business. It is the oldest retail business still in operation in Mt. Juliet Tennessee. We have been curing Country Hams for over 60 years. The Rice Family takes pride in doing things the “Old Fashion Way”. We offer the highest quality country cured meats you will find. Our Country Hams are cured for at least 10 months to give you the best flavor. Not only do we cure country hams, but we also offer thick sliced smoked bacon, hickory smoked sausage and a variety of other southern treats. One bite of our country meats is sure to bring back childhood memories of a simpler time.

I pulled this from 
the internet.

Ed Rice Sr. started curing country hams over 60 years ago in his backyard smokehouse. His son Ed Jr. took the business over in the early 1980’s. He ran the family business with his wife until 2003. During this time Rice’s Country Hams was featured on The Martha Stewart Show and Tennessee Crossroads. Ed Jr’s daughter Ginny and son-in-law Scott Dabbs now carry on the family business. In the 60 plus years the Rice family have been curing country hams, very little has changed. The hams are cured today the same way Ed Sr. cured them in 1950. That will never change.

“Mother Nature and Father Time,” plus years of experience, are credited for the numerous ribbons awarded to Rice’s Country Hams. Ribbons and winning are synonymous with Mt. Juliet’s Rice family, who have been bringing home trophies and ribbons from county and state fairs for over 30 years. This past year was no exception.

Rice’s Country Ham Store is located in the heart of Mt. Juliet Tennessee. Stepping inside the wooden building is like stepping back in time. The aroma of country ham fills the air. The wooden floors squeak beneath your step while memorabilia along the walls tell the story of the family business. Visitors now purchase country ham, sausage, bacon, jams and jellies during the fall months of the year. In times past, this building served as a country store for the whole community. People today identify the Rice family and their products with this store, which was built in 1886. Rice’s Country Hams provide yesterdays quality in today’s fast paced world.

I have never been in the
store in all the many, many
times I have past it. I 
might just have to do that
when it reopens in Oct. 
Its amazing to have a business
that was started by family
all those yrs ago and still
ran by family. 

Doggie tissue holder
at Elm Hill Vets.

While at my brothers house
the other day I saw
this. I love his
style of decorating his

Here is more.

He adds so much more
humor than I do.
I love it.



Brian said…
Ham...yum! Love the decorative trees too.
Darla M Sands said…
What a cool history! Thank you for sharing. And I, too, adore the fashion style of you and your brother. :D
Marie Smith said…
Love ham and those trees.
Liz A. said…
The ham place looks like a local landmark. You'll definitely have to stop in and tell us how it was.
Ann said…
I can only imagine how good it must smell in that store. So it's only open for part of the year?
Red Rose Alley said…
That's a nice country store that sells hams. Sounds like the family owned business goes way back. Just had ham and eggs this morning for breakfast. There's nothing like it. ; )


Popular posts from this blog

Happy Mothers Day

Trees, Crates and Trip