NOW in AKIN’S
goldstandardHoney is pleased to announce that Akin’s now carries all three of our products in their stores: 16 oz squeeze bottles, 22oz pints and the 46oz quart jars. 5 locations for your convenience: Tulsa: Fontana Shopping Center(51st & Memorial) Tulsa: Newport Shopping Square (31st & Harvard) Bixby: Town & Country Shopping Center(121st [...]
Evidence for the Use of Local Honey for the Relief of Pollen Allergies – by Chris Foster and Alyssa Foster
“Not an hour goes by, at the farmer’s market, before a customer asks if we have ever heard that ‘local honey helps people with their allergies.’ The response, for the past 10 years, has always been “Yes – we hear that a lot and customers swear by it, however, there is little direct evidence to [...]
The Cherry Street Winter Market Is Here
I don’t know how many of you realize it but Cherry St. Farmers Market has a winter counterpart. Yes you can get locally grown produce, meats, cheeses etc. every other Saturday in Tulsa. Several of us vendors get together at 41st and Peoria in the Food Pyramid parking lot. The next market is Saturday, December [...]
Beware of Ultra Filtered Honey
Unfiltered Honey Has No Value According to a recent study done by the Food Safety News, three quarters of the honey sold in the US is not proper honey but in fact is ultra filtered honey. What this means is that the honey being sold is missing pollen. This is caused by the ultra-filtering the [...]
Buy Healthy To Be Healthy and Stay Healthy
Tulsa Is Going Healthy There’s just something about the Tulsa downtown area. I must speak personally, just a bit. I grew up in a small town in NW Oklahoma which was principally built in the late teen’s and twenties with all of the brick buildings and streets like you see in Pawhuska, Nowata, etc. Whenever [...]
Conversations About Local Raw Honey
I still am amazed at the dedication people have for living healthy, and are willing to fight the extreme heat, and higher cost of buying good food, real food, not franchised commercial food.Â I’m a teacher of 10 and 11 year olds, and when I see them get excited and focused on the “subject matter” [...]
How We Extract Gold Standard Honey Pt-2
I hope you have taken the time to view the first video of the honey extraction. You can watch the second video in this post. During the Part 2 of the Raw Honey Extraction I take the time to explain more about the production and extraction of raw natural honey. I’ll also give you a [...]
How We Extract Gold Standard Honey
Have you wondered how we extract honey from the bee hives in this modern day. Nowadays with the all of the new technology and manufacturing processes available honey can be extracted in several ways. At Gold Standard Honey the extraction procedure is very similar to the original way of letting the honey drip from the [...]
Honey Bees in the Garden
Oklahoma Honey Bees work extremely hard in this hot weather. Every journey a bee makes away from the hive places their life in danger. Rainstorms, predators, chemicals and the like can quickly put an end to a honey bee. It is very interesting to watch honey bees at work and we decided to could create [...]
Bees, Bees and More Bees Equal Local Honey
At the Brining Farm in Northeast Oklahoma it stands to reason that the more healthy bees we have, the more local honey we can produce. Today we produced a lengthy video that introduces our beekeeping and honey production. The large video was divided up in to several shorter videos to make them easy to watch. [...]
Into The Beehives at Gold Standard Honey
Working with Bees and producing local honey is what I like to do. With Steve Rush handling the camera duties we made this video on a warm Oklahoma July morning. This is the second video and it’s short and too the point. In this video we put on our bee keeping suits and take a [...]
Local Honey Video Introduction
Here it is the end of July 2011. It’s been hot and in Oklahoma we have had a severe heat wave and long drought. Yes it has affected all people and animals including the Honey Bees in our Beehives. Still we decided to do the videos of the production of Raw Local Honey. I plan [...]
I am convinced that the honey produced in 2012 is to a large part the honeydew or forest honey that is talked about in the following article. The health benefits you will read about are a higher mineral content, greater aid in digestion and high levels of glucose oxidase which leads to the production of hydrogen peroxide. This forest honey results from extreme heat and drought of which we experienced last summer. The article is really fascinating.
Click the following link to read the article: Honeydew Honey or Forest Honeys
Just wanted to let all of you know that the winter market at 41st and Peoria is winding down. We will have 2 more winter markets on March 23rd and March 30th. The big kickoff of Cherry St SUMMER market will start April 6th, the first Saturday of April at 15th and Peoria. I’m looking forward to seeing all of you, former customers and we all hope new people who will discover the great fruits and vegetables etc available at the market. The winter market at 41st and Peoria at the Food Pyramid parking lot is from 8:30-11:00. On Cherry St the market time is from 7:00-11:00. I would also like to add that my son will be premiering his fruit pastries. They are in the traditional half-moon shape dough encased pie. They are easy to eat and homemade fresh and delicious.
Also, I need to stress that the closed community of local production interrelationships is very well represented at Cherry St Farmers Market with my honey and my son’s pies. How? Why? I have bees at Cabin Creek Berries, owned by Milton and Judy Jantz. My bees of course pollinate the berries as the season progresses. They in turn sell their blueberries, raspberries and blackberries to my son to make pies. In addition, I also have bees on Rick Koehn, who sells grass fed beef, lamb, and chicken eggs at Cherry St Farmers Market. My bees help pollinate his various clovers and Vetch, which benefits the cattle and sheep, which are in turn are sold to you at the farmers market. I want my reading audience to know that Rick rotates his pasture in what are known as paddocks, so his land can recover with new growth. You must see it, and if things work out like I want, I am going to start a facebook page where I will document, videograhiclly the progression of what a beekeeper does during the course of a “season”. So, if you are curious but don’t relish being stung, stop by by Goldstandard Honey facebook to satisfy the curiosity that many have expressed to me at Cherry St Farmers Market. The facebook page is not set-up yet, but is in the pipeline.
I also need to end with some good news for folks down south. I am now in Jenks Reasor’s. I have the same hex shaped display that is at Bixby. If you don’t know what I’m talking about then look at the rotating pictures above and you will eventually see it. It is a great design a good friend of mine created. Look for it coming to Siegi’s Sausage Factory and Green Acres in Jenks.
I want you all to do good work, stay in touch and come by and see me Cherry St Farmer’s Market April 6th.