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Market Haul: Honey

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I’m in love with a certain honey.

I can’t think of a better thing to find at the Greenmarket on Valentine’s Day than honey. Tremblay Apiaries, a regular vendor at the Union Square Greenmarket, is my go-to stop. They have several varieties of honey (I’m partial to Orange Blossom), and the folks behind the table are friendly and knowledgeable. Mike Tremblay, the owner of the apiary, is often behind the table with a few dozen bees buzzing harmlessly around his wares. Tremblay says that the main seasons for northeastern honey are spring, summer, and fall, but he has enough honey to continue selling through the winter. During the coldest months, bees don’t produce honey and are instead “hunched up in a ball eating their reserves.”

Can you find honey at your farmers market? Let us know in the comments below!

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Amy Spriggs
Amy Spriggs

From aluminum recycling to xeriscaping, I'm learning as much as I can about living sustainably every day.