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Goodnight Brothers Country Hams

By Kate Medley, November 23, 2010  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Kate Medley

This blog post previously contained an outdated video about a supplier. We have removed the video to prevent confusion. We have always believed in and fought for the improvement of welfare for farm animals industry-wide, and all the pork, beef, chicken and turkey in our fresh meat cases comes from producers who have achieved certification to Global Animal Partnership’s 5-Step® Animal Welfare Rating system.

For over 60 years, Goodnight Brothers has been curing country hams in the cool crisp air of North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Through a new partnership with Whole Foods Market and the North Carolina Natural Hog Growers Association, Bill Goodnight is producing traditionally dry cured Carolina Country Ham using fresh hams and pork bellies from local Global Animal Partnership Step 4-rated pig farms. Available in our North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and Alabama stores.

Category: Farm to Market, Local, Meat




Lance Ferguson says ...
Thank you both WFM and Mr Goodnight and your hams. I hope that you are feeding these pigs NON-GMO feed ONLY as that is our greatest concern. We have been known to test our food from time to time to ensure there are no traces of GMO products in them/ To date, we have found none in the food we purchase from Whole Foods or Trader Joes. we spend about $1500 a month from Whole Foods and another $500 a month at Trader Joes. About a third of this goes into our long time food storage. I am in the Human Resource field and I recruit for my wifes business all the time. I have brought these skills to the table when convincing friends family and acquaintances when it comes to getting them to stop buying the poison food supply that makes up 90% of the product on the shelves at the regular grocery stores. I am extremely adamant about educating everyone about WFM and where they get their products from so please continue to post these type of articles on your website. The more I am educated about where your product is coming from then the more I can educate others.Make no mistake about it, this is a movement as well as a of life. Sincerely, Lance Ferguson Omaha, Nebraska formerly of Ventura, Ca
11/28/2010 12:51:09 AM CST
Anne Everitt says ...
Hey Kate, Great video. So glad we can now get not only naturally cured country ham, but from locally raised hogs and produced locally! Thank you Good Night Brothers.
11/28/2010 2:29:30 PM CST
Pam Mott says ...
I like the fact that the pigs are raised humanely and I only purchase meat that way when I do,but I also like to know that they are not treated badly when going to slaughter.Im curious as to how that is done and if it is quick and humane.I appreciate farms with compassion and hope that the farms that dont practice humane treatment of ALL animals will get on board.Thanks so much
02/03/2011 5:40:49 PM CST
Tessa says ...
SOOOOOO glad you are finally able to get naturally raised/cured ham. PLEASE have whole country hams available in Charlottesville for the Christmas season. Just bought and ate the "biscuit cut" slices today and LOVED them!!
03/11/2011 12:03:00 PM CST
Calvin Logan says ...
I am interested in your Country Hams, What type do you have? Example:Salt Cured Or just plain Ham. I would like a reply if you don't mind. Thank you, Calvin Logan
08/19/2013 5:19:04 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@CALVIN - Are you looking for hams by this vendor? If so, I would suggest reaching out to them directly. Otherwise, get in touch with your local store and they will be happy to let you know what types of ham they have in stock!
08/20/2013 8:08:22 AM CDT
Todd Davis says ...
Why not sell the Goodnight Brother's country hams in your Southern NJ stores (Marlton, NJ)???
10/01/2013 4:25:11 AM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@TODD - We are decentralized so our buying is done at each regional or store level. Definitely let the store in NJ know you are interested in this product!
10/01/2013 3:46:46 PM CDT
Beth Wilson says ...
Hi, Can you please tell me if your ham is NON-GMO? (Grass fed). Some grass fed animals are also given a "grain supplement" which then makes them GMO. I am trying to find a NON-GMO Country Ham. (Grass fed ONLY). Thank you so much. Beth
05/21/2014 6:14:20 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@BETH - If you are checking for the specific vendor of this post I would suggest reaching out to them directly at http://goodnightbrothers.com/?id=20. Otherwise, your local store should have organic pork options that will also be non-GMO.
05/22/2014 11:16:13 AM CDT
Konard Hauffe says ...
Id like to know how to get a ham from you. I'm in South Dakota.
07/17/2014 4:35:44 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@KONRAD - At this time we do not shop perishable products from our stores. I would suggest checking with the vendor directly to see if they ship their ham.
07/17/2014 5:29:36 PM CDT
Kevin says ...
This looks great, but it leaves out the one question I have. My wife and son get migraines and other troubles from preservatives. Does your country ham contain nitrites/nitrates? If it does not, we can put black eyed peas and collard greens back on the menu for new years day.
12/30/2014 8:23:27 AM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@KEVIN - We do not sell any meats that contain nitrates/nitrites. Hope this helps! http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/about-our-products/quality-standards/food-ingredient
01/07/2015 11:45:24 AM CST