JUNE 27-JULY 4, 2013

This summer, declare Ham Independence with La Quercia prosciutto! Too long have Americans toiled under the hoof of foreign ham powers! No longer dependent on other nations for artisan cured ham, America is finally ready to assume its rightful place. 
Taste-making retailers across the country will be participating in this weeklong happening, with fantastic prosciutto sales, special tasting events, cured meat classes, and general mayhem. Participating shops (listed below) will also compete for a whole Acorn Berkshire Prosciutto leg in a contest for the most creative and revolutionary display. You will have the chance to vote for your favorite come Ham Independence week. See last year's submissions here
La Quercia’s Herb and Kathy Eckhouse will be travelling up the West Coast on the second annual Ham Independence Ride, rousing the troops, kissing babies, and feeding everyone acorn berkshire prosciutto.

Ham Independence Ride 2013
more details coming soon 
Ham Independence Luncheon
 Manhattan Beach Post (Los Angeles)
 Ham & Rye Dinner
 Prospect Restaurant (San Francisco)
 Ham & Rye at the Boulevard Bar: custom cocktail from Templeton Rye, free prosciutto tasting, special menu items
 Boulevard Restaurant (San Francisco)
 Acorn Prosciutto Tasting at Little Vine (11-2 pm  San Francisco)
Prosciutto Varietal Tasting with beer pairings from Magnolia Brewery  at 18 Reasons ( 3-5:30 pm San Francisco)
 Ham Independence Dinner
 Delfina Restaurant (San Francisco)
 The menu will highlight domestic pork paired with domestic wines. La Quercia's Kathy and Herb Eckhouse will be in attendance to slice their prosciutto for you tableside. Make reservations online or call 415.552.4055
 Prosciutto tasting and class at Pastaworks (5:30-7 pm, Portland)
Ham Independence Dinner at Ava Gene's (Portland)
Tasting at Woodsman Market (noon-3 pm, Portland)
 Ham Independence Dinner at Imperial (Portland)
 Happy Hour at Cheese Bar (2-5pm, Portland)



Antonellis Cheese Shop, Austin
Art of the Table, Grand Rapids MI
Bacco's Wine and Cheese, Boston
Bedford Cheese Shop & The Homestead, Brooklyn & NYC
BiRite Markets (both locations),  San Francisco
Cheese Bar, Portland
Cheese Cave, Claremont, CA
Cheese Plus, San Francisco
Cheese Shop of Des Moines, Des Moines
Cowgirl Creamery DC and Pt Reyes
Cured, Boulder
Dean & Deluca, Kansas City
Di Bruno Bros, Philadelphia  (all 4 locations)
Eastern District, Brooklyn
Fairfield Cheese Shop, Fairfield CT
Gateway Market, Des Moines
Goose Market, Indianapolis
Gourmet Cellar, Livingston MT
Graces Marketplace Long Island, Greenvale NY
Greene Grape Provisions, Brooklyn
Hillcrest Artisan Meats, Little Rock, AK
Houston Dairymaids, Houston
Liberty Heights Fresh, Salt Lake City
Little Vine, San Francisco
Lucy's Whey, NYC & East Hampton
Marczyk Fine Foods, Denver (both locations)
Mission Cheese, San Francisco
Murray's Cheese Greenwich Village, NYC
Murray's Cheese Online
Old World Deli, Bellingham WA
Orrman's Cheese Shop, Charlotte NC
Panozzo's Italian Market, Chicago
Pastaworks, Portland
Provenance Food and Wine (both locations), Chicago
Publican Quality Meats, Chicago
Red Bell Public, East Moriches, NY
Standard Market, Chicago
Woodsman Market, Portland
Zingerman's Delicatessen, Ann Arbor