There’s Nothing as Sweet as Local Honey

© Johanna Goodyear |

This week’s Eat Local Challenge from Local First is to explore local honey. Those who have tried raw, local honey will never buy the bear again! But where to find it?

Local stores

Art of the Table (Grand Rapids) carries Shadowlands Honey from White Cloud

Nourish Organic Market (Grand Rapids)

Sicilianos Market (Grand Rapids) carries Bulk honey from Cherry Hill Honey in Montegue, MI

West Michigan Cooperative (Grand Rapids) carries honey from Wells Orchards

In addition, many orchards and farmer’s markets carry local honey

Direct from the farm

Melody Bee Farms (Ada)

Country Winds Farm (Zeeland)

“Grow” your own

Join the Kalamazoo Bee Club

Where’s your favorite place to get local honey? Let me know and I’ll update the list!


  1. I usually get mine at Nature’s Market on the south side of Holland. I love the way it crystallizes superfine, so it is almost a cream consistency. This, hot water, & lemon over some echinacea is my new cold weather drink when I’m not feeling so good.

  2. 100 Acre Woods – I find their honey at Fulton St. Farmers Market, but I’ve seen them at other markets too. If you can, try their late summer honey. It’s dark and full of flavor. My favorite.