Local Sources of Honey
- B&K Honey of Hesperia For a few years now, we have purchased honey from B&K Honey. We started with a few smaller jars the first year. We went through the jars so quickly that the second year, they sold us three HUGE jars to get through until the next season.
- Tri County Feeds in Montague Michigan carries honey from Urban Farmstead in Montague Michigan. Stop in for some dogfood or gardening supplies, leave with some delicious local honey.
- The General Store located in Whitehall, Michigan carries honey from Urban Farmstead in Montague, Michigan.
- Hidden Creek– Stop by Hidden Creek for honey, eggs, handmade soaps, seasonal veggies, flowers, and more. Contact them for local meat as well.
- Crisp Country Acres– Stop by their farm store in Holland, Michigan, or find them at a local farmers market, like the Muskegon Farmer’s Market. They offer seasonal produce, meats, eggs, maple syrup, honey, cheese, and even a variety of CSA programs.
- Reid’s Gourmet- Raw Michigan honey sold through Reid’s Gourmet in Holland, Michigan. Reid’s Gourmet products are also sold through Michigan Pantry.
- Country Dairy– When you stop off for some cheese, ice cream and milk, make sure to pick up some honey from Lake Effect Apiaries.
- Lake Effect Apiaries- Located in Meats, Michigan, Lake Effect Apiaries maintains 500-600 hives. They rent out their hives to help pollinate cherries, blueberries, apples and squash up and down the Lake Michigan Coast. Check out their website and Facebook page for places to buy their honey.
- Stibitz Farm- Located on White Lake Drive, the Stibitz Farm farmstand has an array of seasonal produce as well as honey, maple syrup, and eggs. Come back in the winter for a beautiful Christmas tree!
- Bush’s Apples- Located in New Era, Bush’s Apples has a variety of seasonal produce such as peaches, apples, pears, cucumbers, zucchini, squash, pumpkins and much more. You will also find local honey and maple syrup available at stand. Find them on Facebook to see what is available throughout the year.
Recipes Using Honey
- Homemade Granola- This recipe from 100 Days of Real Food is my go to and has been for years. Why mess with a good thing? It’s a versatile recipe. You can make this recipe nut free. Or keep the nuts and add the nuts you have on hand. I get my oats in bulk from the Amish store in Fremont.