The Seasons of Honey

Mark Saunders, Crooked Hills Honey

I'm Mark Saunders of Crooked Hills Honey. I supply Foodsmiths with my local honey and I thought people would be interested in the seasonal floral tastes that occur naturally with wildflower honey.

I have extracted my honey in three different time periods this season, so I have three different nectar sources influencing the honey taste. Here is the breakdown of the predominant nectar sources for each type:

  1. June blossom: clover, milkweed and basswood, which produces a lighter, milder flavour
  2. July blossom: star thistle and milkweed, producing a light golden colour and sweet, fruity flavour
  3. August blossom: goldenrods, asters and joe pye, which results in a golden amber honey that is rich and strongly flavoured

My honey is now labelled with the extraction month, so customers can try their favourite month and enjoy that seasonal taste.

Did you know that creamed honey is almost always produced in June to take advantage of the milder flavour?

Please enjoy this delicious, locally produced honey!

Foodsmiths Note -  Crooked Hills honey is pure, raw, unpasteurized honey. We also carry it in our bulk bin, where the different seasons have been blended to represent a consistent taste.


1 comment

  • Penny Irwin

    Do you sell your honey anywhere in Ottawa? I am now unable to shop at Foodsmiths as much as I used to.

    I would enjoy being able to buy seasonal honey once again. There used to be a seller at the Perth Market years ago.

    All the best,

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