About Us

On-site Museum Coming Spring 2022!

Over 90 Years of Quality Food and Friendly Service Since 1925 
“Business goes where it’s wanted and stays where it’s treated well”
That’s the motto founder Erskine Early used to constantly preach and it’s something we live and work by today.
We think we’ve got some mighty fine product but it pales in comparison to our service and commitment to customer satisfaction. 
we take great pride in the fact that we have many a customer ordering from us for more than one decade. That’s the length of relationship that we want to keep and that we are so thankful for. 

History:
In 1925, Early's was just a simple roadside honey stand under a big shade tree on U.S. Highway 31 in serene Spring Hill, Tennessee. 
 
(packing up product circa 1960)
Nestled in the beautiful rolling hills, we sold our rich golden honey during the summer and slow-smoked country meats during the winter. Lots of people traveling from the north to sunny Florida, and then back home, stopped to buy our delicious products. That's how folks all over the country got to know Early's.
Eventually, a new interstate highway was built and routed most of our over-the-counter customers away from us. Because our product was the best they'd ever tasted, most of them called and asked us to ship baskets of goodies to them. This was Early's introduction into the mail order business, and today we're the oldest mail order house in the South! We've since shipped our products to presidents, heads of state, Supreme Court judges, NFL owners, stars, CEOs, and thousands of folks just like you. As we grew, we added jams, mixes, cheeses, nuts, and other sausages and country fixins. While we're always looking for new product ideas and better ways to serve our customers, we won't change the promise Mr. Early made to his customers when he first opened his doors...
"At Early's you'll always get the best quality product at a reasonable price, from the friendliest people in the world."