newsoms-country-ham-land-between-the-lakesDo you find yourself wishing more and more that you could buy better quality fresh produce or have access to organic meat and vegetables. There is a growing trend in artisan foods and if you’re lucky enough to have a vegetable box delivery scheme or there’s a farmers market nearby then you already know the experience.

It’s also great when you’ve been on a trip, discovered a little gem and know that you can still get it when you get home. Newsom’s Country Ham is a traditional Kentucky food store that is also online. It can be found at 208 East Main Street, Princeton, KY 42445 and online at

Newsom’s is in the heart of downtown Princeton Kentucky, on the edge of the Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area which is a Forest Service managed park of breathtaking beauty. If you happen to be in the area it’s definitely worth paying a visit to Newsom’s.

Newsom’s ham is no ordinary ham. In 2009, a two year old Newsom’s ham was encased for display in Spain’s Jamon Museum, the only American ham in the collection. If it’s recognised as worthy of exhibition in a country that has a museum dedicated to ham, it must be good.

Newsom’s Old Mill store was started by H.C. Newsom in 1919 and 90 odd years later it is being run by grand-daughter Nancy Newsom Mahaffey At Newsom’s store you’ll find quality products made according to long standing traditional methods but delivered to meet modern needs. If you take a trip to Newsom’s you’ll receive personal service,  something sadly lacking in most shopping.

Today the Old Mill Store has an expanded menu of products locally grown or made by artisans in Kentucky and has become a real shopping destination. Not only can you buy ham but there’s other smokehouse product such as bacon and sausage, molasses, pickles, dressings and relishes, honey and candies as well as cookbooks with a local flavour. Gifts and gift baskets are also on sale.

Newsom’s is a delectable delicatessen of delights.

208 East Main Street

Princeton, Ky. 42445

Phone: 270-365-2482


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