Thank you for participating in our contest! The winning shop will receive 1 whole Acorn Tamworth Prosciutto, and a trip to Iowa to visit our aging facility! We're thrilled to have such fantastic participants — both shops and fans.
Here are a few guidelines to keep things fun:
Voting starts at 10 am Eastern Time June 29th, 2015 and ends at 10 am Eastern July 1st, 2015
You can vote once an hour for your favorite shop.
It is within the rules to vote separately in each browser you have open (so if you have both Chrome & Safari open, you can vote twice per hour).
Please don't try to vote multiple times per hour in any other way. It's against the rules, and also against the spirit of the contest! You may receive an error message if you attempt it, and any unsanctioned votes that slip through may be removed before the end of the contest at our discretion.
When a certain time in history comes forth, that it becomes necessary for a certain Cheese Shop to dissolve their bonds to the foreign hams that invade their shop, they must declare their independence from said bonds and strike forth a new and independent Ham.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all hams are not created equal! We want hams from well-raised and well-loved animals! From farmers that actually know and love their pigs! Pigs that are raised with love, good food, and sunshine, not overcrowding and confinement and misery! We declare our Independence from these Ham powers and pledge our support to the wonderful Hams of La Quercia and believe in the principles of pig to plate and LIFE, LIBERTY and the PROSCIUTTO of Happiness!
Come, join hand in hand, brave Americans all,
And rouse your bold hearts at fair Liberty's call;
No tyrannous acts shall suppress your just claim,
Or stain with dishonor America's name.
In Freedom we're born and in Freedom we'll live.
Our prosciutto is ready. Steady, friends, steady;
Not as slaves, but as Freemen our money we'll give.
Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all,
By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall;
In so righteous a cause let us hope to succeed,
For heaven approves of each ham cured, not freed.
One word-pork.Well, two words-great pork. Maybe three words-darn great pork. All right, four words-gosh darn great pork. Five words you ask? gosh darn great LOCAL pork. Need we say more? Broders' Cucina and all of the Minneapolis/St Paul area LOVE pork. During this most American of weeks we celebrate the goodness of local pork-LaQuercia...you do us and all of America proud.
We at Wedge are not just passionate about cheese, and food in general, but we are all big HAM INDEPENDENCE DEVOTEES! We are true believers in artisanal products that have such a passionate story! We get teary eyed when it comes to knowing where our food comes from and how hard they worked for people to have the best! We love you La Querica!!!!!
Di Bruno Bros. is a Philadelphia institution, and do you think we got here by following the oppressive rules of our predecessors in the meat and cheese game? NO. Do you think we became a household name by bowing to the social conventions of "the deli counter"?? NO! Do you think that we pride ourselves and our customers as being the most advanced and passionate eaters in America because someone told us how??? Heck NO!! We are culinary pioneers, trailblazing through a wilderness of flavors, on our own path, no map. Come join our journey of epic proportions as we loudly and proudly declare HAM INDEPENDENCE!
This summer, declare Ham Independence with La Quercia Cured Meats. Too long have Americans toiled under the hoof of foreign ham powers! No longer dependent on other nations for delicious cured ham, America is finally ready to assume its rightful place.
La Quercia (La Kwair-cha) is one of our favorite artisan cured meat producers. And to celebrate our participation in their Annual Ham Independence Competition, we're selling all La Quercia products at 17.76% OFF June 27th - July 3rd (Oakland location only.)
Celebrate American cured pork with us! Free yourself from the notion that you have to cross thousands of miles of water to taste the legacy of master artisans curing and aging meat in Italy and Spain. We have a wealth of first-rate American-made artisan ham and salumi. Liberate your taste buds.
It's no secret that in the Mile High City we love our meats. We declare Ham Independence for all those living at 5280 miles above the rest of America. Marczyk Fine Foods stands tall and proud to represent Ham Freedom in Denver.
We declare our Ham Independence to show our pride in all of the American made products stocked in our tiny store! As a completely female owned and operated cheese & charcuterie store we proudly and purposely sell all domestic products, La Quercia being a big part of our case!
The unanimous Declaration of the three locations of Formaggio Kitchen: We hearby declare our independence from big production, processed meats made according to the demands of profit rather than to the tenets of tradition and quality. We strive to support producers who take the time to make flavorful hams from simple ingredients and by natural and traditional means. These makers, and these alone, are fit to be the cured meat provider of a free people.
My hammy, 'tis of thee, sweet swine of liberty! Goose the Market is sparkling with domestic dry-cured pride. Our eyes have seen the coming of the glory of the lard: we're slicing amber waves of ham to order for your fireworks fare. Glory, glory, hamelujah!
La Quercia's Ham Independence Week reminds us of our nation's ongoing history of fantastic foods. Imports aren't everything, and there's plenty of old-world quality available here in the inventive and exciting new-world of American cuisine!
We are declaring our Ham Independence because it feels mighty good to do so! We love La Quercia and have enjoyed bringing this fine quality charcuterie to our customers year after year. And also because we love to HAM IT UP and La Quercia helps us do that in style!