Raw honey is unfiltered, straight from the hive. Unpasteurized is heated to less than 100F and then filtered through cheesecloth. Commercial honey may combine the honey from many hives, local and international, and may include corn syrup filler. Other bee products include pollen, propolis, and royal jelly.
Beehive, Kensington area, 311 10th Str NW – unpasteurized honey from their own hives, candles, body care.
Chinook Honey Company, Okotoks – Honey, honey products, medicinal products, candles, body care, mead.
Golden Lane Honey – unpasteurized, at various markets
Golden Acres Three Hills – organic, raw, unpasteurized, as well as other products
Stuart Apiaries, Claresholm – foothills wildflower honey. Bruce Stewart, 403.682.9847
Fallen Timber Meadery, honey, beeswax and mead
Grainworks Inc. – certified organic grains, pulses, flours, cereals available at the health food stores.
Gull Valley Greenhouse – pesticide-free tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, eggplants and beans.
Highwood Crossing – certified organic oils, seeds, grains and flours. Available in many stores.
Hotchkiss Herbs & Produce Ltd – certified organic, heirloom, greenhouse vegetables
Lund’s Organic Farm – certified organic; Gert and Betty Lund have built up incredible, nutrient-dense soil and grow a variety of vegetables, with emphasis on cold weather crops such as carrots, chard, beans, broccoli, spinach, lettuce, and several potato varieties. Most summers here are too short and cold for heat loving crops such as tomatoes, cucumbers, and corn.
Poplar Bluff Farm – organic heirloom beets, carrots and 10 varieties of potatoes, certified organic since 1998.
Rancho Vignola (BC) – direct wholesale sales of organic, or non-sprayed nuts, dried fruit and baking supplies, twice a year. The main sale is in September, and the second one in March. You need to set up an account and order a minimum of $500.