Sam Edwards

Samuel W. Edwards III became involved with his family’s business at an early age. Initially restricted to performing mundane tasks like sweeping, chopping wood, and cleaning the grease pit, it wasn't long before his father and grandfather began teaching him the art of curing and monitoring Edwards Virginia Country Ham, Bacon and Sausage. Sam III eventually joined the company in the late 1970s as the third-generation Edwards to take charge. He focused on the specialty food trade and mail order while opening two Edwards Virginia Ham Shops in Surry and Williamsburg, Virginia.