Raw Local Honey & Honey Products
No farmstand is complete without local honey!
When we think of vegetables, we know that raw, unprocessed vegetables have higher nutritional value than their cooked counterparts, and honey is no different. Raw honey is honey that hasn’t been heated or pasteurized, and it contains natural vitamins, enzymes, powerful antioxidants, and other important nutrients. Raw honey has anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal properties, and promotes digestive health.
Raw, local honey also contains a blend of local pollen, which can strengthen a person’s immune system, and reduce pollen allergy symptoms. When honey is removed from the hive, it needs to be strained to remove parts of bee bodies and pieces of wax. If a coarse strainer is used without heating, then the honey will contain the pollen that was present in the original honey from the local area. If this local honey is ingested regularly, it can reduce pollen allergy symptoms in humans.
By supporting local honey producers, you can verify that the honey you’re purchasing is truly raw and has the beneficial properties that humans have used for centuries to treat many ailments.
Although we have a few hives @ Willow City Farm, we're aren't quite at the stage where we can sell our own honey yet. We are now proud to carry raw local honey from a fellow beekeeper from New Berlin, Illinois, Dale Brooks. Brooks's Kountry Honey can be purchased in quart sizes all the way down to small 8oz bottles. We also carry Brooks' creamed honey, honey sticks & even honey candy! Feel free to purchase online or come into The Farmstand and pick some up! Then check out our Pinterest page for some great recipes & elixirs.