Thursday, May 24, 2012

Dark Honey Order

Post by Elizabeth Kay

Hey, guys, just came across a gentleman that sells raw honey up in Salt Lake City(his farm is in Morgan) - he normally sells the light honey to his customers and keeps his darker honey for himself, but he has to replace some of his bee equipment and has to sell some of his last year's stash to help recoup some of his costs. He is offering 50 pound buckets of honey for $125(comes in a 4.5 gallon bucket).

Just a bit of info for ya on the matter -

I have NOT ordered from him before.

Some of his buckets are solid, some are not - this is because he had a customer ask to warm hers up to a pourable consistency which he did (warmed up to 105 degrees for 3 days to warm through), and then she didn't ever come to collect her buckets. If you want solid or you want pourable, we can open the bucket to check and see. He does screen for loose material(aka bees), but he does not process or pasteurize the honey in any way.

Dark honey has a more robust flavor than light. Some people might not like the taste. But, dark honey is better when you want to target your allergies. This is also great honey for ulcers. A blurp from a honey organization describes, "While it is not an indicator of honey quality and there are exceptions to the rule, generally speaking, the darker color the honey, the higher its mineral contents, the pH readings, and the aroma/flavor levels. Minerals such as potassium, chlorine, sulfur, iron, manganese, magnesium, and sodium have been found to be much higher in darker honeys." Remember that both honeys are better than pasteurized honey. Because darker honey has these properties/minerals in higher concentration than light, most of the time, it ends up being more expensive than light. That's why this is such a great deal.

This will most likely be a one time order. This is because he doesn't normally sell his dark honey. I might order his light colored honey in the fall, but I'm not sure yet. We're taking this one step at a time. :)

If you want a bucket, please let me know asap. I will NOT be able to front your money, BUT the farmer is letting us take as many as are ordered, and I can send him the money as I get it. SO, just let me know what you want, and send me your money asap.

Let me know if you have any questions!

Elizabeth Kay, Self-reliant Network

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