Raw honey is different from the average honey bought at the grocery store because it has not been pasteurized, heated or processed in any way, and is full of minerals, vitamins, enzymes, and powerful antioxidants. It has anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties.
Local raw honey contains pollen that is specific to our area and therefore can really help those local seasonal allergies. Taking a spoonful of raw honey once or twice a day is a great help. It is also advised to begin taking local honey a few months prior to the allergy season; this gets the pollen introduced into the body and gradually builds up the body’s tolerance to seasonal allergies.
Lucas & Justin Hartman, two brothers and local farmers, are happy to be able to offer raw honey for us here at Circle N Dairy. The Hartman’s manage about a dozen beehives in the farmland of western Cooke County and eastern Montague County. All of their hives are maintained without the use of miticides or other chemicals (commonly used in commercial honey). Their honey is never heated or filtered. The exceptional light color and mild flavor are the result of the floral sources available in the spring, especially vetch and clovers. Honey produced later in the year will be darker and have a stronger flavor. Honey is sold by the half pint and pint at our store.