If you are looking for local honey, there are more options than ever before. This website helps you to find the type ofhoney you're seeking, in your own local area; whether raw or boiled, filtered or unfiltered, in the comb or extracted; as long as it is fresh and locally produced. You can find honey producers that produce local, organically, offer a sustainable agriculture or the type of honey you want.
Our listings come from a variety of sources: state agriculture departments, consumers writing in to recommend a market or farm stand, and the farmer's themselves. We update and add listings every day. Since this website just went live in March 2009, we're adding listings at a ferocious pace! It should take a few months to get up to a fairly complete set of listings. Of course, we're looking for more farm markets to add, so we welcome your recommendations! ! Customers can recommend a farm here and farmers can add (or update/correct) their own farm's listing by clicking here!
Our sister website, PickYourOwn.org has crop calendars for each local area to tell you what is available to pick throughout the year and really easy illustrated directions to show you how to make jam, jelly, salsa, pickles, spaghetti sauce, applesauce, apple butter and 150 other recipes with step by step step directions to can, freeze, dry or preserve the harvest.
How to find a good, real local honey producer
It's quite simple! Start by clicking the "Start here" button (at the top of every page or on the left menu). You then select your local area (country, state/province) and then region/county or local metropolitan area. Just scroll down the page that appears, to see honey producers listed by county.
Items of special interest, such as organic foods, foods grown locally, special events are highlighted in colors to make them stand out.
The search engine (see the button at the top of each page) can be helpful, too.
Note: we don't consider large commercial "big box" food store chains like Whole Foods to be real farmer's markets, even if they include that in their name.
Want to recommend a honey source to add?
We're always looking for more farmer's markets, farm stands and farm markets to add. As long as they offer fresh produce (fruit vegetables, meats, homemade items) we welcome them. Listings are free!
Which form to use?
- If you are a consumer, use this form to suggest a market to add (which is not already listed).
- If you are the owner or operator of the farm market, use this form!
What are the advantages of shopping for local locally produce honey?
Three words sum up the advantages: "local" and "farm market".
Shopping locally means you'll
- save gas, which means saving money, and create less less pollution in your drive,
- pollute less, as the food does not need to be transported from a distance,
- eat fresher food, with higher vitamin levels, as less time passes from harvesting to purchasing,
- eat tastier food; again, as less time passes from harvesting to purchasing,
- eat healthier food: since it does not need to be shipped, and it will be purchased sooner, less (or none) fungicides are needed.
Shopping at a genuine farmer's market means you'll be closer to the source of your food, get to know the farms, the farmers, the people who produce the food that you eat, and put into your family's bodies. They are more likely to listen to your needs and be socially responsible, than a giant ag farm in a foreign country.
(Other countries are further down this page)
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Honey Sources Outside the U.S.
[ Australia ] [ Canada ] [Italy] [Japan] [ South Africa ] [ New Zealand ] [ United Kingdom ] [ Adding a Farm outside of North America ] Looking for pick your own farms in other countries? Living in another country, such as France, Italy (Italia), Germany (Deutschland), Nederlands, or Sweden? Help me compile a list for your country - just write me!