Ham Farms was founded in 1975 by the Ham Family, and has remained a family-owned and operated business for over 40 years. The Ham Farms empire began with the production of sweet potatoes. After gaining an undisputed reputation for superb potato quality, the Ham's Yams sweet potato brand became a domestic and international success.
The Ham Family has diversified their capabilities in order to supply to retail, food service, and the industrial food industry. In the past 5 years, the Ham Family has expanded their brands to include: Natural Blends Vegetable Dehydration, YAMCO, and Covington Spirits. All Ham Farms products are 100% natural and are free of any GMO-altered ingredients.
American Grown Transparency
"As a grower, packer, shipper, and processor we take pride in the ownership of every step of the process from our family farm to your table. This allows us to have 100% traceability on all of our products...Quality sweet potatoes start with access to fertile land and quality seed. Luckily, in North Carolina we have access to some of the best land, seeds, and weather conditions needed to produce quality sweet potatoes." -Ham Farms
- Root Vegetable Purees: Carrot, Pumpkin, Sweet Potato
- Squash Purees: Acorn Squash, Butternut Squash, Spaghetti Squash
- Misc Vegetable Purees: Cabbage, Spinach
- Clean Label, Natural, non-GMO Vegetable Purees
Supreme Food Safety
Unique form of aseptic processing keeps purees fresh, high in flavor, and nutrient bioavailability intact. Also removes metal cans from the plant, to improve process-efficiency.
Many Ham Farms ingredients are available in Organic.
Supply Chain Champs
With Ham Farms being a family-ran and operated company, passionate about supporting US Farmers, they take pride in investing in their agriculture. Ham Farms is intimately involved in the entire "farm to table" process, ensuring robust traceability:
- Customer Service
As Ham Farms continues to grow their operations, they stay true to ethical, "green" best practices. Ham Farms strictly follows the agricultural standards set by the Sustainable Agricultural Network (SAN). The following practices have been implemented and enforced to help preserve our environment:
- Resource Conservation - Use of Water and Energy Minimized
- Recycled Packaging Materials Used Throughout Organization
- Minimal Product Waste
- Conservation Management & Erosion Control Practiced on Farms
- Soil Quality Monitored with Annual Soil Samples
- Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) Employed
- Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Utilized
- Traceability On All Products
NUTURE: This certification assures that Ham Farms uses only the best methods to seed, grow, and harvest their produce. All regulatory requirements must be met, and the environment cannot be harmed during production of our crop.
Global GAP Certification: Voluntary to all agricultural and food producing entities in the world. The governing body uses rigorous standards to evaluate the quality of food products grown, harvested, and distributed by farms throughout the world. Ham Farms submits for recertification annually to ensure our distributors that they are always receiving the freshest produce, grown using the most advanced and environmentally safe practices.
HACCP: Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point, helps food producers identify, correct, and prevent biological, chemical and physical hazards at critical points in the food production and distribution process. To gain certification, producers must meet requirements of the seven principles: Undergo a hazard analysis; identify critical control points; establish limits for these points; determine monitoring procedures for these points; execute corrective actions if needed as well as a process for record keeping and verification that HAACP procedures are being followed.