Local Honey in Pittsburgh?
I was wondering if anyone can point me to a local honey supplier? I've visited local farmer's market in the past, no luck.
Maple Valley Farms is a local honey supplier. Some stores carry it (Soergel Orchard in Wexford, for example). Not sure where they're located or if you can buy direct.
How much are you looking for? Are you just looking for a jar or two, or thinking something more like 20lbs+?
There are quite a few bee-keepers around, I've never found it hard to find honey, although it's more scarce in winter/early-spring. I doubt there's any fresh spring honey yet, it'll be a little bit longer for that, but folks should still have a little left from last summer/fall.
I've always found at least one bee keeper at the Monday East Liberty market, I'm surprised you haven't run into anyone.
Perhaps someone from Burgh Bees (http://www.burghbees.com/) can point you to something closer to your specific location.
Another possibility for smallish quantities would be the East End Food Co-op, but I can't say for sure what they carry. You can always just call them up and ask.
Just wanted to add that there is definitely a guy selling local honey at the farmer's market in East Liberty on Mondays. Unfortunately, I can't remember his name, but he has a good variety and the honey is great.
Wanted to stir up a new thread and see if anyone has any new recs? I'm looking for small quantities (1-2 pounds at a time) of raw honey. Whole Foods has their store brand for $8/lb along with a few other brands.