Brief description of the business: The Broadbent family began producing products in 1909 for personal consumption and for sale to friends and neighbors. In 1965, the company built a United States Department of Agriculture facility, and the next year had their first mail order catalog and began interstate commerce. The company has been curing country ham, bacon and sausage for over 80 years. Smith Broadbent II and two sons founded the retail business in 1966. The Bingham family, of Louisville, KY., was also part of the operation in the beginning, hence the “B & B” original name of the company. A series of family tragedies resulted in the Bingham’s withdrawal from the firm. Smith Broadbent III sold the family business to Ronald and Elizabeth Drennan, of Fredonia, KY, in March 1999.
The Drennans have carried on the tradition of excellence and quality as shown by the numerous prizes and awards they continue to win. In 2000, at the Kentucky State Fair, their Grand Champion... Read More