I’ve been searching for raw Irish honey in the English market, in Cork, Ireland. I found a glorious honey, produced by the beekeepers of the year in Ireland. Father and daughter. Garrett who owns the local produce shop gave me a whistle stop tour of all his honeys, including Irish mountain honeys, and coastal honeys. He’s had his shop in the family for 56 years, and knows all his bee keeper producers personally. Provenance of food being at the forefront of his mind and retail ethos.
I purchased 6 honeys which I will review shortly. I felt lucky to get the honey as there were only a few jars left, Irish bee keeper yield was down 50% this year due to a poor summer. All his Irish honeycomb sold out in September it’s so popular. He said any honeycomb on sale in December was most unlikely to be Irish. Just as I was leaving we discussed porridge and he gave me a huge bag of organic Kilbeggan oats to try with my honey, he said it was porridge like nothing else.
As I was leaving the English market which was very busy due to Christmas Eve foodie shoppers, I spotted a butchers with two raw honeys for sale one being a great taste honey. My husband’s father was from Waterford so two jars of honey more were purchased. Reviews on way!