another reason to eat locally: honey laundering

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farm to table reader and friend, natalie swift, writes:

“donald, did you hear about the honey trade? it’s my most recent reason to eat local honey.”

she also passed on the following link to a globe and mail article on the global honey market and how it affects the honey we buy in canada:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/technology/science/honey-laundering-the-sour-side-of-natures-golden-sweetener/article1859410/page1/

thanks for the link, natalie! that’s, uh…  sweet.

buying honey from your local farmer’s market is always a good place to start.  chances are you’ll be talking to the beekeeper when you make your purchase.  you are always free to ask questions, and producers are usually very proud to answer them.

farm gate sales are also a good option.  hit the googlesphere for farm gate sales near you.

in the peterborough area, you can find a number of options through www.kawarthachoice.com

and i gotta tell you, there’s nothing like a local honey buzz.

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