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Varieties of Local Honey Found at Farmview Market

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April showers bring May flowers, and as we roll into spring we can’t help but crave a little of the sweet stuff. The fields are bursting with wildflowers and buzzing with bees, and that means honey! And, whether you pour it on your pancakes, trickle it into your tea, or just scoop it out of the jar, honey has an incredible array of uses and a variety of flavors.

Honey use and production has a long and varied history. Humans apparently began hunting for honey at least 8,000 years ago, as evidenced by a cave painting in Valencia, Spain. In ancient Egypt, honey was used as a means of embalming. Honey is mentioned in the work of many authors, such as Virgil, Pliny, Cicero and others. The art of beekeeping in ancient China has existed since time immemorial and appears to be untraceable to its origin. Some cultures believed honey had many practical health uses. It was used as an ointment for rashes and burns, and to help soothe sore throats when no other practices were available. And, did you know that the oldest honey remains were found in Georgia? Archaeologists found honey remains on the inner surface of clay vessels unearthed in an ancient tomb, dating back some 4,700–5,500 years ago.

Jump to the present, and honey is still one of the best medicines around. Honey has been shown to reduce ulcers and other gastrointestinal disorders. Recent research shows that honey treatment may help disorders such as ulcers and bacterial gastroenteritis. Honey can also be used as an antiseptic and can heal minor wounds and burns. Not to mention, honey is incredible for your skin. Its anti-bacterial qualities are particularly useful when used with the other ingredients, and can also be moisturizing and nourishing!

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Farmview Market has a wide variety of uniquely flavored, organic, local honey. If you’re looking for something traditional, check out Honey Creek Bee Farm's Raw Honey, made and produced by our neighbors in Conyers, Georgia! If it's a twist of flavor you're looking for, try Zeigler's Honey blends. They’ve been harvesting honey in Stockton, Georgia since 1935, and not much has changed. They have all your traditional flavor favorites, like Tupelo honey, orange blossom, and sweet Georgia wildberry. We also have local wildflower and gallberry honey by Blue Haven Bee Company.

If you are interested in a savory tasting honey, we have blends by Hot Tar, like rosemary infused Tupelo honey and habanero infused wildflower honey, using Georgia grown habanero peppers! Or, you can try Verdant Kitchen from Duluth, Georgia, with their exciting infusions like turmeric and ginger. For another unique honey flavor, we suggest the Hickory Smoked Carolina Honey by Holy Smoke.

We also have a cinnamon honey butter spread from Weeks Honey Farm, which will be a hit at your next brunch. So, be like the bees and buzz on over to Farmview Market to soothe your honey hankering!