Oregon Meadowfoam/Blackberry Mix Honey
Let us say first that we do NOT mix the honey. Our honeybees do all the mixing when they forage on both meadowfoam and blackberry blossoms at the same time of the year. The resulting honey has a rich vanilla fragrance and a light marshmallow flavor. There is a distinct blackberry flavor that is stronger than the marshmallow. Pure meadowfoam honey, which is much more difficult to get has a strong marshmallow flavor. Like pure meadowfoam, a written description of this honey simply does not do it justice. We recommend our meadowfoam/blackberry mix honey for just about everything, especially mead making.
Meadowfoam is a small plant with a white flower. Meadowfoam is grown primarily for oil production used by the cosmetic industry. The vibrant white blossoms are stunning and can catch your eye from miles away. When in bloom the fields look like someone has rolled out a giant white carpet, as if there were a few feet of clouds lying on the ground you could walk out on. As stunning as the blossoms are, what is inside them is even more amazing. Meadowfoam blossoms hold inside a highly sought after nectar that the bees find irresistible. This honey is hard to keep in stock, so be sure to get it while you can! All of our honeys are raw, natural, and pure, but this one is just something special.
Blackberry Blossoms are plentiful in July across western Oregon. The blackberry nectar flow accounts for approximately 50% off all the honey we produce in a year by volume. It is one of our most popular honeys and a true staple of Oregon honeys. The blackberry honey has a pleasant berry flavor that isn’t too strong. It makes for a great table honey, or used in a cup of tea/coffee. When the honeybees forage on both blackberry and meadowfoam flowers, the result is a wonderful, vanilla smelling honey with a distinct berry flavor and hint of marshmallow. Although not as strong as a pure meadowfoam in flavor, the vanilla/marshmallow is undeniable in the meadowfoam/blackberry mix honey. Get a jar before it is gone!