Yes, there is local Calgary honey available for sale. Here We Grow has affordable bulk prices on local raw honey. As a result, our local raw honey costs less than the same-sized pail off the shelf in a store. And it’s much better in quality than the honey you can buy in bulk sizes at Superstore or Costco.
Our local Calgary honey is unpasteurized, which is how you want honey. That’s the best honey. But raw honey is totally totally safe. And it’s full of local goodness. There are many health benefits from making local honey a part of your diet.
The bees that produce this local raw honey go to wild, open meadows of southern Alberta wildflowers. They sip nectar from mostly clover and alfalfa. That’s old school honey! Not from Canola or other giant farms.
Eating local raw honey is about as close as you can get to putting a spoon in a hive yourself. Plus, you can bake with it. And also cook with honey. Grill with it and use as a garnish on desserts and salads. It’s a perfect substitute for sugar in your morning coffee or tea.
One of our favorite honey recipes is to make candy. It’s really fast and easy. And super nutritious and delicious for kids. Just a couple ingredients. So, make it with many options to make it more interesting for you and your family.
How to Make Honey Candy
First, line a loaf pan or casserole dish with parchment paper. Then, melt 1/2 cup organic coconut oil and 1/4 cup honey. We melt them together on the stove at low temp, not in a microwave. That’s because microwaves are too hot for honey and coconut oil. Then, whisk together just until blended, pour into the lined dish and set in fridge 2 hours. Easy. Slice & serve! Keep in fridge.
For variation, add a couple drops of peppermint oil to make minty candy. Or add 2 TBSP cacao powder for a chocolate fix. To make it fudgy, add the cacao and 1/2 cup of smooth nut butter. For the sweet & salty fix, drop in a pinch of sea salt or sprinkle a few larger salt crystals overtop. Enjoy!