on a recommendation from an uncle, i picked up a ham from ersfeld meats in forest lake (mn) for easter dinner. we weren't disappointed. this was an absolutely outstanding 'standard' ham (as opposed to country, or virginia, or smithfield, or proscuitto, or something like that). the hams are smoked over alder wood, giving them a sweetness and a tang that lingers in your mouth for a few minutes after eating it (without tasting like a campfire). if you like ham, you'll love these works of porcine art. they go for $3.29 a pound plus tax and are available anytime (i think), though i reserved mine last week b/c of the holiday and the size required (23#).
Ersfeld Meats, 99 No. Lake St. in Forest Lake, MN. 651-464-3437