BY ZACHARY HANSEN
The transition from Thanksgiving turkeys to Christmas and holiday hams has begun.
Go ahead and save time by pre-ordering your ham. The following seven local locations offer an array of sizes and flavors to make finding your Christmas dinner centerpiece a special and stress-free endeavor.
Happy Hogs LLC
Although these humanely-raised Happy Hogs products and meats are typically solid at farmer’s markets across Atlanta, Marietta and Alpharetta, they also take orders via their website. Center Sliced ham ($6.50 per pound) and whole hams ($7 per pound) are available for order here. A free account must be created before ordering.
706-538-0205; 706-741-8497, homeofhappyhogs.com
Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails
To spice it up this Christmas dinner, add a spiral bourbon-orange glazed ham to the menu. Each serves up to eight people. One costs $85, plus a free side dish. Orders must be placed by Friday, Dec. 19 and picked up Dec. 23 and 24. Click here to order.
800 Mayfield Rd, Alpharetta. 770-817-0161, miltonscuisine.com
Double B Farm
Flavored with brown sugar and maple syrup, organic Berkshire Pork Hickory Smoked Hams can be purchased online in a variety of sizes. Spiral hams weighing roughly 8 pounds cost $96.50 while gigantic 15-pound whole hams cost $120. The smallest 3-pound bone-in hams cost $31.75. Click here to order.
Pine Street Market
Selected from Riverview Farms, these hogs were humanely raised and hormone free. They’ve since been herb brined and smoked over white oak and apple wood. The hams are 5 pounds each and cost $7 per pound. Click here to order.
4 Pine St, Avondale Estates. 404-296-9672, pinestreetmarket.com
Fox Bros Bar-B-Q
Courtesy of the restaurant’s catering department, a holiday house-cured ham can be the focus of your Christmas dinner menu for $60. Call 404-414-0826 to place an order. They request that a minimum of 48-hour notice is given before any catering or delivery order.
1238 DeKalb Ave NE, Atlanta. 404-577-4030, foxbrosbbq.com/fox-bros-home.html
The Fresh Market
For petite portions, order a 3-pound chef carved harm for $19.99. Spiral slices honey hams are also for sale at $2.99 per pound. This is a holiday exclusive item, which can only be picked up Dec. 21-24. Both can be ordered here.
Various locations, thefreshmarket.com/all-stores/