As we prepare to celebrate our nation's birthday next week, let us pause to consider one of the finest products on our fair soil: ham. American ham no longer hides in the long shadow cast by Spanish jamón and Italian prosciutto—no, homegrown producers have proven that we, too, can make great ham...and salami...and other porky things.

20140620laquercia-pun.jpgLa Quercia's Ham Independence holiday celebrates ham eaters' freedom from the tyranny of foreign pork powers, and honors the deliciousness of locally-produced options.

Want to join in the fun? You could win a package that includes Prosciutto Americano, 'Nduja Americana, and Borsellino Salami, plus a hammy t-shirt to wear on Independence Day.

To win, all you have to do is share your best (or worst) ham-related pun in the comments below. (Keep it clean, kids. Anything off-color will be disqualified.) Note: La Quercia can only ship ham to U.S. addresses.

Contest begins now and will close Monday June 30th at 8 a.m. EST.

Three winners with the best ham puns will be chosen from among the commenters. Standard Serious Eats contest rules apply.


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