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Old 09-01-2017, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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If I am anywhere near the Bull Shoals and Norfork lakes,
were is a good place to buy locally grown honey?

(Among other things, I use it as a preventative
to work against allergies.)
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Old 09-02-2017, 05:36 AM
 
Location: Boydton, VA
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Buffalo River Honey
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Old 09-02-2017, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Thanks, but ouch. $17 a pound is a bit steep.

I may be a bit spoiled. Here in Central TX we have two farms
(Fain and Walker) that produce local honey for $3 to $6 a pound.

We do also have Texas Wildflower honey, but that is almost
exclusively sold to the people with (a lot of) money.

Nevertheless, if I don't find another source, I will buy from Buffalo
River Honey. I will just be more frugal with it. If I find a second
source, I will pro-rate my buying between the two, like I do here.
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Old 09-02-2017, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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too bad you don't want to try some places up here, near the MO border. There is a wonderful honey farm just into Mo and our farmers markets all have locally, fresh honey. I just got back from the market, but didn't think to check out honey prices and I do need some. I don't use it often, but always have a jar in the cupboard.
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Old 09-02-2017, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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OK, maybe I should have defined local.

The point of local honey, beyond helping the local economy, is that the bees are exposed to the same pollens that I will be exposed to. So anything within 150 miles of Mountain Home would be good, including "near the MO border."

I just went back and looked at my original post, and I can see where I didn't make myself clear

As an example, the two honey producers I listed for Central TX sell their honey in local grocery store chains. They produce it and move it by the truckload. But it is still local honey, one of them is 60 miles to the West of me and the other is 60 miles to the East.

I would say, for the purpose of this thread, anything in the NW third of Arkansas would be good.
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Old 09-02-2017, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Boydton, VA
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North Central Arkansas Beekeepers Association
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Old 09-02-2017, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Thanks. There are about 5 beekeepers listed as local, within 50 miles.
I will have to check them out, so that I can get some honey while I am up there.
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Old 09-02-2017, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Ozark Mountains Arkansas
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Harp's grocery, which is a local small chain, sells local raw honey.
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Old 09-03-2017, 02:59 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Harp's grocery, which is a local small chain, sells local raw honey.
Excellent. I have seen them on the maps.
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Old Today, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Harp's grocery, which is a local small chain, sells local raw honey.
Harps grocer turned out to be an excellent grocery, and yes, they had the local honey I wanted.

Also found a nice place of local fruits, as well as honey, along US-62 between Mountain Home and Gasseville, called Friend Orchard's Fruit Market (next to Plumlee Tire). My wife spotted them, due to all the pumpkins they had outside (around Halloween).
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