Have we got a sweet deal for you. Frank's Honey is now available in our garden center/farmer's market. Produced locally by Ridgewood's own beekeeper and best selling author Frank Mortimer. Frank’s Honey is 100% pure, raw, all-natural, local honey, hand-harvested and hand–extracted from his family cared for hives. Plus, it’s the best tasting honey you'll ever have!
Mid to Late August is a collage of colors at the garden center / farmer’s market. The perennials are bursting with a mesmerizing display of hues and colors, accented with the seasonal color of annuals in their most productive stage of flowering before cooler weather sets in next month.
Honey, specifically raw, pure and unpasteurized, is considered a super food. Raw honey comes straight from the honeycomb. Most of the honey you see in the grocery store is processed and the pollen is removed and it is a far cry from the health promoting powerhouse of its raw, pure unpasteurized counterpart. At our farmers market in Ridgewood N.J. we have the “real deal“ Nina's Red Barn Farm Honey.
Here’s a selection of unique, bizarre and interesting plant facts. I got the idea for this post when my good friend Mags was browsing our website and espied an image of Yarrow on the herbs page. She said “why’s yarrow on the herb page? Aren’t they flowers?” I replied “Yes they do flower, however they are classified as a medicinal herb.” To this she replied “oh, I never knew that. That’s interesting”. We both shared a smile and some laughter over that little conversation. She then said; you should do a blog post called “did you know that”.