317 Grace Street

Smithfield, Virginia 23430

  Customer Services: 1-757-332-0369   

Market Hours:
​​Saturday: 9am - 12 Noon

 

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Truly The Best Saffron In The World ...

Organically grown Persian saffron

Rare stigma cut (Super Negin)

We import straight from the source to obtain the finest Persian saffron. Saffron’s favorite environment is in the Khorasan (Kho-rā-sān) province of Persia (Iran) known for its altitude, climate, and rich soil. This is where our hand select stigmas are  harvested to bring only the very best flavor to your table.

The undisputed capital of the finest grown saffron production is Iran, where the tradition dates back over 3,000 years. The country's unique ecological conditions deliver's a strong-flavored, aromatic crop  considered to be the best quality grown on the world market.
A staple of local cuisine, cosmetics and traditional medicine

 

The most important feature of saffron is its fragrance, flavor and color.
With so many varieties available it can be very difficult to find a high quality,pure Saffron so we have done that work for you.

When you open a jar of our saffron your senses will take you to a place of pure culinary bliss.

​Enjoy!

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The Finest Organic Grown  Grade A+ Persian Saffron Super Negin Cut

Did you know it takes 150 saffron flowers to produce 1 gram (.035 Oz) of saffron? That’s about the same size as the palm of your hand!

The world's most expensive spice

Ham Towne Spicery   is proud to offer the freshest, most fragrant and delicious saffron  in North America

Saffron  is a spice derived from the flower of Crocus sativus, commonly known as the "saffron crocus". Saffron crocus grows to (8–12 in) and bears up to four flowers, each with three vivid crimson stigmas, which are the distal end of a carpel.
   Saffron's taste and hay-like fragrance result from thechemicals picrocrocin
 and safranal. It also contains acarotenoid pigment, crocin, which imparts a rich golden-yellow hue to dishes and textiles. Its recorded history is attested in a 7th-century BC Assyrian botanical treatise compiled under Ashurbanipal, and it has been traded and used for over four millennia.