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Honey lovers: where's your favorite honey?

sepandee Apr 15, 2012 07:53 PM

So where do the chowhound bees in Toronto or outside it get their honey from?

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  1. justsayn RE: sepandee Apr 15, 2012 07:56 PM


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      Shimso RE: sepandee Apr 15, 2012 08:02 PM

      I really like the one that comes in a round tin from Tasmania and it has a bird on it. I got it at the Honey place in St. Lawrence Market. It has a very fragrant taste. The guy there gives you a bunch of different ones to sample so you can see what you like.

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        millygirl RE: Shimso Apr 16, 2012 03:28 AM

        Greek honey from any of the stores along the Danforth - very nice.

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          daintree RE: Shimso Apr 17, 2012 06:56 AM

          That's Tasmanian Leatherwood Honey....nectar of the gods. Aussie, aussie aussie!

        2. jayt90 RE: sepandee Apr 16, 2012 05:45 AM

          Water-white clover honey from Peace River or other western sources. Sometimes PC has it.

          I also like to have buckwheat honey on hand.

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            petra_reuter RE: jayt90 Apr 16, 2012 07:36 AM

            I love buckwheat honey on good sourdough toast. Yum! I once had a bottle of chestnut honey that was also absolutely delicious.

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            sepandee RE: sepandee Apr 16, 2012 03:21 PM

            SLM, huh? Never tried the honey there.

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              justsayn RE: sepandee Apr 16, 2012 03:24 PM

              There's the honey guy in the south building that Shimso pointed out and in the north building you can get some fresh Ontario when the season is right.

            2. earthygoat RE: sepandee Apr 16, 2012 04:16 PM

              Purple loosestrife honey from Campbell's Honey House just outside Warkworth.

              1. jo_jo_ba RE: sepandee Apr 16, 2012 04:26 PM

                Chestnut honey from the guy at the SLM!

                1. Otonabee RE: sepandee Apr 16, 2012 06:53 PM

                  Absolute best (and the most local that I can think of) is from Golden Orchard at the SLM (Closer to Esplanade on the Market Street Side) http://www.stlawrencemarket.com/vendo...

                  Only place I know that sells this specific honey from Toronto. Try either the Leslie Street Spit or the Toronto Island Honey. Its a creamed variety and not cheap but worth it.

                  There was a longer thread on different honeys in 2007 - http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/386183

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                    kerwintoronto RE: Otonabee Apr 17, 2012 05:34 AM

                    We like the buckwheat honey from Bees Universe @ Brickworks Farmers' Market.

                  2. The Chowhound Team RE: sepandee Apr 17, 2012 06:33 AM

                    Folks, since this thread is on the Ontario board, please keep posts focused on your favourite places to purchase honey in Ontario. Thanks!

                    1. Davedigger RE: sepandee May 12, 2012 01:42 PM

                      Cobourg Farmer's Market. The best! http://www.cobourgfarmersmarket.ca/Ve...

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                        Mila RE: sepandee May 17, 2012 06:04 PM

                        Here is an interesting source. My old school butcher shop at Greenwood and Gerrard, Strickland's Meat Market, carries a lovely honey from Lorne H Thurston in Dunsford, Ontario. It is ridiculously cheap for the quality, 1 kg at under $10.

                        Liquid or Raw Creamed.

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                          blizzardgirl33 RE: sepandee May 23, 2012 07:39 PM

                          My favourite is Georgina Island Aamoo Ziisbaakwad honey. Made by Brian Hamlin from hives at Georgina Island First Nation. He also makes Toronto Island honey as well as many flavoured honeys such as cocoa-cinnamon and lavender. He sells as a few different Toronto farmer's markets. Scroll down to find him here:

                          I also really like the melon honey from Thames River Melons. Their bees pollinate the flowers in the cantaloupe and watermelons fields of their farm. They sell at many Ontario farmers markets, including East York Civic Center and Downtown Milton.

                          Also, check out this awesome bee-themed event:

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