Wednesday, May 9, 2012

LOCAL Honey for allergies

By: Jessica Robinson

LOCAL honey is the best for naturally combating those pesky allergies.  Did you know we have our own honey?  Lots of people buy it.  If you're not too close to Burlington, Connecticut you can pick up our honey at your local Price Chopper store or many other farm stands do carry it.
Our honey is RAW.  It's only heated up to about 100 degrees in order to be able to pour it.  If you are going to take honey for allergies, you DO NOT want to heat it in any way.  Which means you do not want to add it to anything warm, such as your hot cup of tea.  This will kill the natural properties and defeat the purpose of which you bought it for.  Either take a teaspoon or two per day, or drizzle it over something cold, such as cold cereal or yogurt.

 We now have UPC's.  Which means a lot more larger stores will be carrying our products.  This was one of our big advancements this year.  More to come this fall/winter when we introduce a bakery to the sugar house.  Working on steps for that right now!
Honey can be added to your homemade facials for some of the very best skin remedies.  It's natural properties make your skin young and full of life.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Making products and UPC's

By: Jessica Robinson

We've recently been very busy adding UPC's to all of our products.  So, now you likely be able to find our products at some of the slightly larger grocery stores.  Thanks to Katie, all of our products are weighed, measured and ready to go.  Getting UPC's for your products is quite the task, but well worth the effort!
Right now we're making jams, cookie mixes, apple sauce and BBQ sauce to prep for the Collinsville farmer's market, local farm stands, orchards, wineries and fairs.  We're thrilled to be testing recipes right now for my upcoming cookbook.  Many from Dad's dear friend, Mr. Bendza who passed away nearly two years ago.