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HOW IT WORKS
1) Market offerings/prices finalized by Friday morning for the following week (*see below)
2) Customize your order until Sunday 12:00
3) Look for these icons about freshness and food miles:
|Harvest-to Order: The farmer doesn't harvest it until you order it.|
|Grown within 50 driving miles of the Space Needle. Map|
|Grown within 200 driving miles of the Space Needle. Map|
|Grown in the Cascadia Bioregion (WA, OR, ID, BC). Map|
*If you register and wait to receive the email on Friday announcing the market is open, make sure our emails don't go to your spam/promotions folder. We'll send you a welcome email after you register.
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Beekeeper Harvard runs Robbins Honey Farm in the Lakewood area and has been doing so for 40+ years. He's taught countless people that have gone on to live all across Washington. He gathers their honey and, with the help of George Town Pantry supply, puts it in jars. That simple. That raw.
“Raw Honey” means honey as it exists in the beehive or as obtained by extraction, settling, or straining; and that has not been heated above 118 degrees Fahrenheit during production or storage, or pasteurized. It's the equivalent of eating honey straight from the hive or comb.
These bees never are fed high fructose corn syrup - a common practice in industrial beekeeping. And in the winter months, only when it's necessary (really cold), they feed their bees extra honeycomb they have on hand.
Honey is one of the few products in the world that never goes bad. It has low water content and somewhat high acid level, making it very unfavorable for bacteria to grow.
Store it at room temperature and away from a window so that it doesn't fluctuate significantly in temperature. It can lose some of its flavor. Crystallization may occur (which makes it act like a spread) and just warm it up by place jar in warm (not boiling) water for a little bit. Just be sure to keep the lid on tight so no water gets in. Some people also use the microwave, but be careful. If the honey gets too hot it'll pastuerize and lose some of it's flavor.
While it is sugar (though not refined!) there are some studies showing that it has some interesting health benefits.
Can't get much better than honey and peanut butter sandwhich, with some bananas in your box. Or maybe a warm, buttery roll!
Archeologists have discovered jars of honey entombed with Egyptian mummies, and the honey is still edible--even after thousands of years! Don’t worry, the honey that we sell is usually fresher ;)