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Lavender Honey in Metro Detroit?

cstiv Nov 23, 2007 07:55 AM

Does anyone know a place where I can get French specialty foods in Metro Detroit? Specifically, I am looking for Provencal lavender honey, and I have struck out all over town. So far I've tried Whole Foods, Papa Joe's, Farm's Market in GP, to no avail. Thanks for any help!

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    Jim M RE: cstiv Nov 23, 2007 10:32 AM

    Zingerman's in AA has an excellent (although expensive, natch) lavender honey from France. If you search Zingerman's honey on Google, it'll come up at or near the top. That site says it specifically comes from Provence. They have several French varieties.

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      mrfood1965 RE: Jim M Nov 24, 2007 07:10 AM

      Good idea - Zingerman's. However, do be careful and call ahead to make sure they stock it. I've gone to the AA store expecting to find items listed on their website and was informed that they don't carry some of the items listed in their web site - for me it was bottarga - since the site caters to mail order clientele and is a separate (apparently distant?) business. And they didn't honor the sale price on items featured online that they also carried in the store. Just call ahead to make sure.

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        Jim M RE: mrfood1965 Nov 25, 2007 05:11 PM

        I just ate at Zingerman's tonight, and I looked on the shelf. It's there--labeled in French, "Miel de Lavande." Go nutz. MrFood could be right about store vs. Internet pricing, though.

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          cstiv RE: Jim M Nov 28, 2007 09:18 AM

          Thanks for the tips. I had originally ordered through Amazon.com and they screwed up and sent me "Flower Syrup." The company, Gourmet Country, handled it well, and told me to keep the syrup and next-day-aired me the lavender honey which I got Monday. Thanks for looking on the shelf, Jim!

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      willownt RE: cstiv Nov 24, 2007 04:16 AM

      These are not in Detroit but if you're desperate, try looking at ....
      http://www.jodibeehoneyfarm.com/ (participated in a lavender festival in the summer, but lavender honey is not listed on this website)

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          brittle peanut RE: cstiv Nov 26, 2007 03:38 AM

          I've never been there, but what about Chez Pierre in the Briarwood Mall in Ann Arbor?

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