Where to Purchase Local Honey in Ottawa

| September 7, 2015 | 9 Comments

We wrote previous articles about why you need more honey in your life and 5 Popular Varieties of Honey. Local honey comes in different colours and flavours. The flower where the nectar was gathered from determines the flavour and colour of the honey. Honey vary in taste and colour and all are delicious and very healthy.

 

Where to Purchase Local Honey in Ottawa

Honey in jars

 

Beekeepers can offer wildflower, blueberry, lavender, basswood, goldenrod, clover and summer blossom. 

Honey can have:

  • The consistency of: smooth, thick, balanced or buttery light
  • The essence of: meadow, tangy grass
  • Or the scents of: lavender, blueberries, rainforest, wax or daisies
  • The flavour of: orange marmalade, violets, or citrus rind
  • Tastes of: pear, wood, musk, baked apples or roses

The main uses of honey are in cooking, baking, as a spread on breads and as sweetener. You can substitute honey for sugar in a recipe.  

Use the same amount of honey and cut the liquid by one quarter, for example:

1 cup sugar + 1 cup milk = 1 cup honey + 3/4 cup milk

Replace sugar with three quarters of honey, for example:

1 cup sugar = 3/4 cup honey

It is recommended to store honey at room temperature and in a dry place. Always keep honey covered tightly to retain its distinct flavour and aroma, and to protect it from moisture absorption.

Honey is so beneficial to our health, so why not bring the family to one of these local farms and make it a family fun time at the farm!

Local Honey Sources:

Ottawa (South Ottawa)

Apple Hill Fruit Farm – Honey (retail), Honey (wholesale), Certified Organic Honey, Crystallized honey, Pasteurized honey, Whipped honey, and 0ther honey products.

Address: 3699 Jockvale Road, Ottawa, ON K2C 3H2. Phone: 613-786-1111.  

Ottawa (West Ottawa)

Maple Hill Urban Farm – Honey (retail), Turkeys (organic, not-hormone-fed), Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, porta-potties, picnic area, pony rides, farm animals, birthday parties, and school tours.

Address: 200 Moodie Drive, Ottawa, ON K2H 8K6. Phone: 613-828-2987.

Prescott and Russell 

Ferme Dagenais – Uses natural growing practices, Comb honey, Crystallized honey, Raw honeys, Turkeys (organic, not-hormone-fed), Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, farm animals, school tours.
Address: 1155 Stevens Road, Embrun, ON K0A 1W0. Phone: 613-448-3167. 

 

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  1. Laurie P says:

    Great list, very helpful for those in the area……now, I wish I could get some!

  2. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I love local products, it’s like having home-made. I love honey, my granddad used to keep bees and his honey tasted so much better than the store bought honey. 🙂

  3. mrdisco says:

    honey has some great medicinal properties

  4. JaimeeM says:

    Definitely love this! Will be using it next time I visit family

  5. I’ve never tried fresh honey. I bet it’s extra delicious.

  6. Tracy says:

    Thanks for the info! I always try to buy local when possible.

  7. Nikki says:

    A big yet forgotten supplier of local unpasteurized honey is the Glebe Meat Market, just two blocks north of Landsdowne. The owner buys it from a friend of his and I didn’t think I liked honey all that much until I tried theirs. Most of their products are from local suppliers, they are incrediblely supportive of local businesses and farms. I used to work there until I had my baby and decided to become a stay at home mom. The Glebe Meat Market is owned by the most ethical and kind people I’ve ever worked for, please go and support them!

  8. Joseph Assaad says:

    May I also add another local farm: Veggie Trail Farm. operated By Tammy Bannon.
    Veggie Trail Farms, is a Farmers Market….
    And a Bed and Breakfast. Tel: 613-898-7778

    Joseph Assaad

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