2017 Kentucky State Fair Grand Champ
Thank you for for making this, our 51th year in the mail order business!
In 2009, Broadbent's celebrated their 100th Anniversary in the production business of making old-fashioned Country Ham, Bacon and Sausage!
What we do!
There’s Kentucky country ham, and then there’s Kentucky country ham from Broadbent's. The makers of award-winning Kentucky country ham, hickory smoked bacon, and smoked sausage. The tradition of making products of the highest quality has been the same for over 100-years. Whether your tastes in Ham flavor is salty or sweet, we've got the perfect Ham for your Christmas celebration! Please Browse through our selections, all guaranteed to please!
Broadbent's Award-Winning History
Good Taste takes the prize when you serve a Broadbent’s B & B Country Ham. The Family has been curing country ham, bacon and sausage for 100 years. Smith Broadbent II, along with sons Smith III and Robert founded the retail business in 1966. The Bingham family of Louisville, KY. was also part of the operation in the beginning hence the “B & B” title. A series of family tragedies resulted in the Bingham’s withdrawal from the firm.
The names Trigg County and Broadbent’s are synonymous with the Kentucky’s most famous country hams. Smith Broadbent, III sold the family business to Ronny & Beth Drennan of Fredonia, Kentucky in March of 1999. Sandra Myers of the Kentucky New Era wrote on Aug. 19, 2000, “Those who bemoaned the sale of Broadbent’s B & B Foods two years ago can now rest easy. It’s a well-known fact that curing a good country ham is an art that few can master. However, traditionalist can now put their worries aside, as new owners Ronny and Beth Drennan have more than proven their ability to serve up good country ham. It all happened Thursday at the South Wing banquet hall at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center in Louisville when their firm’s 2000 Grand Champion Ham was auctioned during the 37th annual Kentucky Country ham Breakfast. Since the Drennan's have owned the company they have been named "Kentucky State Fair Grand Champion". In 2005 Broadbent's set a record for at the ham auction, with their ham selling for $340,000.00 at the annual charity event. The following year in 2006, they broke their own record with a ham selling for "One Half Million Dollars. Records are made to be broken, on August 26, 2010, Broadbent's Kentucky State Fair Grand Champion sold for $1.6 Million Dollars", that ham weighed 16.05 lbs. making the cost per lb. an unbelievable $99,688.47. This year, on August 17, 2011, Broadbent's was again named Grand Champ with the ham auctioning of $600,000.00 for charity.The following is a listing of Broadbent winnings at the Kentucky State Fair:
[The Kentucky State Fair is the oldest competition we attend. Approximately 12-14 Kentucky companies compete for the Coveted Grand Champion Award each year. This competition consists of 6 classes with 1st , 2nd and 3rd place awards given. Classes 1-4 are made up of hams of different ages and weights. They are judged on appearance and aroma. Class 5 is the Best Taste or Cut Class where the ham is cut, cooked and tasted. Class 6 is awarded to the competitor with the highest score for the total of all five hams entered.]
Kentucky State Fair Country Ham Competition:
The Sofi Awards Speciality Food Trade, Inc.
Broadbent’s Pepper Bacon was chosen the winner of the Outstanding Meat, Pate or Seafood category at the 2002 & 2005 National Association for the Specialty Food (NASFT) International competition. The NASFT-National Association for the Specialty Food Trade, Inc. is a competition for specialty Food Companies.
National Country Ham Association Annual Competition
"I recently tried your beautiful product and I fell in Love both with Taste and the Texture."
Peter R,. Michigan
"OH Man...We just tasted the cooked ham...Wow! I am not typing this my taste bud are!!
Bill E., Florida
"I order your ham pieces and hocks every year and make bean soup, then portion and freeze the soap. It is by far the best ham to use and people rave about it. These Yankees down here in Florida don't know much about country ham, so when I gie it to them they think I am a chef or something.... This was the first time I've gotten the bacon and it its the best."
Steve C., Florida
"My parents won't buy country ham from anyone other than you.:-)"
Tracy P., Virginia
"We do love the sausage...and the bacon too!"
Joey S., Tennessee
"Love the Sausage! I appreciate the Excellent Customer Service."
Tony D., Kentucky
"We throw a Derby party each year. Your ham will be the central point of the meal. We love to share our Kentucky heritage with the folks down here."
Bill E., Florida