Today at the Farmer’s Market I was lucky enough to arrive before the crowd, and had the opportunity to talk to some vendors. One vendor in particular, Andrew of Andrew’s Local Honey, — a very charasmatic and enthusiastic man by the way– struck up conversation with me. I was really intrigued by his bee farming technique– he places hives on rooves all over 3 of the 5 boroughs (Brooklyn, Manahattan and Queens) boroughs and cultivates honey from the cities own honey bees!
Andrew has many honey, pollen, and honey comb-based products including: soap, fresh pollen, pollen and honey blends, and a variety of types of honey. Some of the honey’s are simple, generic, natural and local. However, others are flavored. Still my favorite has to be the very unique and delicious Whipped Honey with Cinnamon ($10 for 12 oz jar).
All of the products range from $6 to about $25, pulling in an average at $15– and they are worth it! As I posted earleir this year, I recommend eating lcoal honey ebacuse it helps with allergies. But beyond his normal honey I loved his natural soaps and adored the fresh honey comb. Plus, as I stated earlier, how often is it that you can have whipped cinnamon honey?! YUM!
Andrew can be found most often at the Westport Farmers’ Market on Thursdays, or the Greenwich Farmers’ Market on Saturdays.
Overall, I think this guy has a really great thing going, and I encourage everyone to go pick up a jar between 8:00am and 5:00pm on one of the next 5 upcoming Thursdays. Not only will your visit make for a peppy, enthusiastic, and overall boggling conversation, but it will also provide you with yummy deliciousness for your pantry. Or, why not pick up some early Christmas gifts? Hey, it’s never too early to start right?