Sunday, June 22, 2014

Florida Honey GIVEAWAY - Raw & Unpasturized!

Good Morning!  Today I have a spontaneous giveaway opportunity for you from a fellow vendor at the farmer's market.
Bees enjoy Wildflowers!
Sheila runs Nature's Treasures Store at the Yellow Green Farmer's Market.  I was THRILLED when she asked me to help her raise awareness about BEES and the benefits of RAW, un-pasteurized, real honey.
Raw Florida Honey
Did you know that 70% of store-bought honey is fake?  Did you know that if you purchase honey from the store that it has been pasteurized?  Like most food items, boiling kills the beneficial nutrients.  The benfits of raw honey are amazing!

With increased usage of chemicals and pesticides, humans are killing bees at an alarming rate.  This is one of the many reasons I recommend you grow your veggies and fruits using organic methods.  Companion planting is the simplest form of pest control and requires NO CHEMICALS!
According to Florida Dept of Agriculture:
"Colony Collapse Disorder, also known as Fall-Dwindle Disease, is of great concern to beekeepers worldwide. Beekeepers are reporting the sudden loss of adult bees in their colonies – few, if any, adult bees are found in or near the dead colonies. Queen and baby (brood) bees remain in the colonies, but the adults are not returning to provide food, so the colonies collapse or die. Over 22 US states reported significant colony losses in the fall of 2006. Similar reports are coming from Europe as well. Researchers are considering viruses, bacteria, fungi, weather, food loss, and other stresses as possible causes."

Find out more about CCD.  So next time you decide to purchase honey, buy Local!  Next time you plant a veggie garden, consider planting a few flowers and herbs for the BEES.  And PLEASE, stop using chemicals and pesticides in your garden!

So today we bring you a GIVEAWAY!  
This opportunity is open to US Residents and ends 6/30/14.

This first prize is the Florida Honey 3-pack and the Second winner will receive the Homemade-Style Apple Butter.  That's 2 chances to WIN!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

17 comments:

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Raw honey is so good.

I wish the green market was closer to me, but perhaps I'll be the winner and be able to try your friend's honey.

Have a nice Sunday ~ FlowerLady

Mary Smith said...

Thank you for stopping by! I LOVE your blog!!!

Musings, Tea, and Me said...

We love raw honey! That is so kind of you and your friend to promote this amazing product!

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Sue D said...

I have a late start to the garden due to family matters. I recently transplanted heritage tomatoes I started by seed and need to transplant my pepper plants. We have already been eating asparagus and rhubarb and hopefully this week I will plant the rest of our seeds. We did get our field corn planted a few weeks ago.

A Daughter of the King said...

I believe God was smiling when he made the honey bee.

Terri Rochenski said...

Yes, I have a garden going - rabbits devoured my lettuce, spinach, and turnip & radish tops. My snap peas, tomatoes, green beans, & zucc survived. Hopefully the tiny lettuce shoots left behind will grow.

It's fence time!!

Rebecca Farrington said...

I am growing edible perennials. Slowly but surely.

bj said...

Nice giveaway.
I'll come back tomorrow to link with your party.

Kathi said...

We have a veggie garden and a new container herb garden. Thank you for this giveaway!

Laura Lane said...

I have a tiny garden with three tomato plants. I just bought a pumpkin plant, too.

Amanda Jorjorian said...

Yes, this is the first year I started a garden! I am growing a few kinds of tomatoes, I think one pepper plant has survived and some herbs too.

Deborah Davis said...

Hi Mary, I entered your wonderful giveaway for Florida Honey 3-pack or Homemade-Style Apple Butter! Both prized are healthy and delicious options!

Fiddlin' Dandi said...

Yes, I have a garden. I have butternut squash, pumpkins, watermelon, cantaloupe, onions, broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, carrots, green beans, potatoes, cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes, basil, zucchini and yellow squash.

Susan Schuster said...

Yes, I have a garden here in Allentown, PA. I am growing tomatoes - Roma & cherry. Yellow squash, zucchini, sunflowers & brussel sprouts. I only have a small garden but it works for my handicapped daughter & myself.

nvater said...

Just found you from Homegrown on the Hill blog hop. I'm in Key West and find it extremely difficult to grow anything before the heat or bugs get it. So I have chickens for eggs. Hope to find the Green Market nixt time we are off the rock.

♡♥♬ Carolsue ♡♥♬ said...

We are mostly growing tomatoes, plus a few peppers of different types
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