Local source for raw / unfiltered honey
Can anyone suggest a source for local DC/MD/VA produced raw or unfiltered honey? I've been using the raw honey from Trader Joe for the past year and noticed this year my hay fever symptoms have decreased significantly, though my eyes still get red from the pollen. I would like to know where I can get locally produced raw honey to see if they give a better result. Thanks.
try Yes! Organaic Market. i have visited their dc location, 658 Pennsylvania Ave SE, and found tupelo honey very reasonably priced. everything there is organic and they might have what your looking for. posted link below is page to send them queries.
i had the same experience as you. started eating (in tea actually) trader joes mesquite honey and noticed improvement in my nasal allergies. then went onto raw, wildflower honey and noticed even better improvement. bees making honey out of pollen... sorta like making snake anti-venom out of venom. ahhh,,.. ingenious!
Bee George [Takoma Park] has his honey for sale on the shelves of the Takoma Park Silver Spring Coop.
I've also seen Naked Bee at the Olney Farmers Market - you can probably contact them about other retail outlets for their honey.
Article on Bee George: http://www.takoma.com/archives/copy/2...
TPSS Coop: http://tpss.coop/TPSS.html
Naked Bee: http://www.nakedbee.com/store/WsAbout...
I get my local honey at the Clarendon Farmer market. Saturdays from 7 to noon. Works very well, and is so much tastier than mass-market honey.
Toigo Orchard, which is at many farmers markets including Dupont, sells their raw apple and peach blossom honey for $6 for a mason jar full. They are in Shippensburg, Pa. so I don't know if that's close enough, but it's damn good.
You can buy honey from Lord Byron's Honey at MOM's Organic Market (they have locations all around the metro area). Lord Byron's is one of the only honey producers in Maryland who actually keeps his own bees.
Here's a link to Lord Byron's Website
and MOM's locations:
It's really good honey. I love it.
and I found if you let raw honey sit for a few months it loses the fresh-mown-lawn flavor.
I like it but wasn't what I expected the first time. I think Trader Joe's usu. has it too.
Farmers markets in the area carry local raw honey. I can recommend Massanutten Mountain Apiaries.