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Ashby Farms

Ashby Farms Honey

Ashby Farms Honey

Regular price $27.00 USD
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Ashby Farms are NC Certified Honey Producers this year! Their wildflower honey is made within 15 miles of Burlington at one of their 15 apiaries. It doesn’t get more “Local” than that y’all !!!! Their Sourwood honey was made near Elkin NC and Marion NC this season.

Sourwood honey is created when honey bees collect pollen and nectar from sourwood tree flowers. Due to the density of sourwood trees in the southern mountains, honey bees can feed almost exclusively from their flowers during peak season, which results in pure monofloral honey.

Taste and Flavor Profile

Sourwood honey tastes like buttery caramel and has a beautiful amber color. The aftertaste has a slight twang that has been likened to gingerbread. Sour honey smells like cinnamon and cloves and has a smooth and syrupy texture.

Sourwood Honey Health Benefits

In general, raw honey is known for its antimicrobial and antioxidant properties. As with other pure local honeys, Sourwood also has a reputation for helping allergy symptoms, especially those related to pollen found in the sourwood tree’s native areas.

Tulip poplar honey

Valued by bees for the mineral rich flavor highlighted by the deep red color. The bees depend on this mineral rich nectar and its high glucose ratio for their spring build up. For human consumers, its intense and robust flavor pairs perfectly with robust cheeses or in afternoon tea. Its fruity notes with a slightly bitter finish, make it the perfect sweetener for a glazed ham. The dark honey is what Ashby Farms make throughout the piedmont of North Carolina, with their two main nectar flows coming from tulip poplar and blackberry, it is confectionery sweet!!!

Rich in antioxidants, this robust honey can serve as a sugar substitute in baking or as a sweetener in sauces for roasting meat or grilling fish.

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