FROM THE FIELDS- ISSUE #38
Don’t get stressed trying to think of the perfect gift to bring to your next holiday party. We have a sweet solution that makes the perfect gift for any hostess…
HONEY, LIKE WINE, makes the perfect gift to bring with you to any party. Honey is a pretty amazing substance and there is a lot more to it than just a sweet tasting treat. Honey plays a crucial role in the life of a honeybee and can also be very beneficial to the human body.
This little gift of health is available across the globe in all types of varieties providing us with lots of nutrients. By consuming local, you will immunize your immune system against allergies as the honey contains the local pollens. Not all types are available locally BUT that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t use them. Each variety of honey has characteristics that make that each one unique. Manuka honey is made in New Zealand from the nectar of Manuka flowers (Leptospermum scoparium). It can be use to treat nearly all ulcers, fistulas, post-surgical wounds, and abscesses. It is also used to treat non-healing wounds in cancer patients, including those induced by radiation therapy.
RAW HONEY the form of honey that’s closest to the way the bees make it as it contains all the pollen, enzymes and other micronutrients that are usually filtered out or destroyed by heat when the honey is processed. A tablespoon of raw honey contains 64 calories, is fat-free, cholesterol-free, and sodium-free. Unlike commercial honey made by honeybees, wild honey is not so sweet. It is dark amber in colour and because it is unfiltered, can contain particles from bees, wax, as well as twigs and bark.
LET’S GET DOWN TO THE BEES without the birds. There are many good documentaries out there about the vanishing bee colonies, which is why we think it’s important to support local honey farms. We are buzzing with excitement to spread the word on Long Point Honey Co. Bees first and community focus. These are the 2 main values on this incredible bee farm. Based out in the peninsula in the Prince Edward County area, they are making many delicious types of wild artisan organic honey. Foraging only on wild trees, flowers, and plants, and with no chemical intervention or exposure to pesticides and no heating or filtering, certified organic Long Point Honey is at the same time, the simplest and the most complex honey you will ever taste.
LONG POINT short, this honey will make a sweet gift whether it’s to bring to a holiday party or fill a stocking. This gift of health will help strengthen the immune system as we indulge into the New Year.
WHERE TO BUY
Long Point Honey Co .- 5221 Long Point Rd (CR-13) Picton, ON
Whole Foods Market - Landsdowne Park, 1015 Bank St. Ottawa, ON
Penny's Pantry - 10 Elizabeth St. Picton, ON
Half Moon Bay Winery - 3271 County Road 13 Picton, ON
Agrarian - 275 Main St. Bloomfield, ON
Maisonette - 12 Tank House Lane (The Distillery) Toronto, ON
St.Lawrence Market - A basket, Lower Level B29, Toronto, ON