Localism Challenge, Day #25: Winter Park Farmer's Market, Winter Park Honey

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Localism Challenge, Day #25:  Winter Park Farmer's Market, Winter Park Honey

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Localism Challenge, Day #25:  Winter Park Farmer's Market, Winter Park Honey

What to use for my Localism Challenge post today?  Hmmm... it's my birthday- so I'm going with 2 things:  one being places I feel are very important to America, the other being a product offered by one.

I'll begin with the family farm, because the family farm is important.  I remember going to the local stores when I was younger- and buying produce from families nearby- no big fancy set-ups like today. 

If she hadn't grown her own a particular year, my granny would buy radishes from a guy that sold his outside the hardware store.

If we didn't green beans or "snap peas", tomatoes or okra- we knew where to find it- and it came from folks not too far down the road that fed their families by helping us feed our's.

The family farm isn't making millionaires, folks.  It's hard-working people busting their tails for long hours and not much money- for it's all most of them have ever known.  They believe in the family farm, and I do, too.

One way I support them is to buy produce and other goods directly from them- and a great place to do so is at our local Winter Park Farmer's Market, held every Saturday from 7am-1pm at 200 West New England Avenue, Winter Park, FL  32789.

This market is a great venue for local farmers and those with other local products to sell directly to the public.  You'll find everything from fruits to vegetables, plants to butterflies.  You can get a great, big bag of kettle corn- or some great local honey.....

...Honey?  Yes, honey.  Winter Park Honey is a small, family owned honey company dedicated to helping bees make the finest honey available.  That said, all honey ain't the same.  All honey ain't the same color, either- some is brown, some even purple!  You get whatever the bees make- unheated, unfiltered and unstrained.  It's your choice- and you'll find them at the Winter Park Farmer's Market.

You can also find them online at http://www.winterparkhoney.com/ or on the phone at 321-251-4514.

The best birthday gift I could get?  Seeing local folks support local folks- it's priceless.

Localism Challenge, Day #25:  Winter Park Farmer's Market, Winter Park Honey

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Erna Neal
The Viking Team, Realty - Winter Park, FL
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Dennis, that farmers market is great, I've only been there once and it was a lot of fun. I bought this really great cheese there. I will have to try the honey next time. I didn't realize that honey could be purple, interesting.
Sep 25, 2011 03:45 PM #1
Dennis Burgess
AmeriTeam Property Management - Mid Florida, FL
Orlando Property Manager and Realtor

Hi, Erna:  Thank you for stopping by, and for your comment.  All kinds of colors around there!  Honey in many colors, cheeses as you mentioned, locally-made salsas, etc....and The Butterfly Man.

Can't go wrong at this farmer's market- and it's surely one you wouldn't really expect to find set up there in town the way it is.

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