This is a perishable product. It has been cooked or partially cooked. It is shipped frozen possibly with gel packs and must be refrigerated after arrival.
Shipping & Delivery Information
Shipping charges are additional to merchandise prices. We ship via UPS, which requires a street address for delivery. For this reason, we cannot ship to P.O. Boxes. Also, we do not accept C.O.D. orders. All perishable items are shipped on Mondays and Tuesdays only, and should be refrigerated or frozen immediately upon receipt. All products shipping to Alaska, Hawaii, or Puerto Rico must ship by Second Day Air.
How are shipping charges determined?
We calculate actual UPS shipping charges based on the shipping method, the weight of the product, and the zip code the product is shipping to. If you purchase several products to ship to the same address, the total shipping charge will likely be different than the estimated charges for each individual item, because the items can be combined into a single shipping container.
What shipping methods are available?
Standard Ground shipping is the least expensive, but it is only available for perishable products that ship with 1-2 day transit times. See UPS transit days map below. Otherwise, Second Day Air is required for all perishable items. These items are identified in our catalog and on the website with a blue plane
Next Day Air and Second Day Air are options for any product if you need a guaranteed delivery date. You will be able to choose your preferred delivery date during the Checkout Process and see the estimated shipping charges for each Shipping Method.
More questions about shipping?
Please call our toll-free Customer Service Help line at 1-800-290-9213 between 9-5 (Eastern Time) Mon-Fri.
Storage (Uncooked and cooked Virginia Ham Slices): Refrigerate upon receipt.
Storage (Sweet Potato Biscuits): Biscuits shipped frozen. Refrigerate or freeze upon receipt.
Preparation (Uncooked Virginia Ham Slices): Cooking is required.
Preparation (Cooked Virginia Ham Slices): Ready to eat.
Preparation (Sweet Potato Biscuits): Biscuits are fully cooked and ready to heat, but must be thawed before serving. Serve at room temperature, or gently warm in oven or microwave. To reheat biscuits, thaw biscuits completely. Remove from bag and put biscuits in aluminum foil loosely wrapped. Place biscuits in the foil into a 350 degree oven for 10-15 minutes. Serve immediately.
Uncooked Virginia Ham Slices: Cook (parboil) over medium heat in skillet with 1/8 cup water in bottom of frying pan. If you like, add a little brown sugar to surface of ham slices, the last minute of frying. Avoid overcooking, as this will cause the ham to be tough. Cook over medium heat until lightly brown.
Red Eye Gravy: Remove fried ham to a platter. To pan drippings add ¾ cup water or water mixed with coffee. Bring to a boil and serve with the ham.
Shelf Life (Uncooked Virginia Ham Slices): Best consumed within 3-4 weeks, 8 weeks refrigerated, 4 months frozen
Shelf Life (Cooked Virginia Ham Slices): 10 days without refrigeration, 8 weeks refrigerated, 4 months frozen
Shelf Life (Sweet Potato Biscuits): 10 days refrigerated, 3 months frozen