One line sticks out from our first conversation with mother and son team, Sarah and Tyler: "Bees don't tell you where they fly." We had posed the topic of "organic" honey from places like Brazil, popping up more frequently on grocery store shelves. Their quick response was another reminder of the food marketing system we are constantly subjected to and the misleading information that could result in a consumer choosing faraway honey over a local honey full of enzymes, minerals and antibodies.
In fact, a majority of honey found in stores today is a combination of honey from several countries and countless beekeepers within that country. This leaves little to be known on the quality of the raw product or the processes involved in getting it from hive to jar.
What impressed us so much about these 3rd and 4th generation beekeepers is their obvious passion for the health of their bees, the purity of their honey and the sustainability of their efforts.
True Gold's geographic location in Central CA allows them to get their bees to some pretty special places that result in offerings such as Avocado Honey and our favorite, Pozo Mountain Wildflower, their first special reserve.
Avocado tends to be a darker honey reminiscent of molasses but with incredible buttery notes. We love this one in dressings as it adds unique character and depth to any meal. We also use it in skincare as the rich enzymes and antioxidants help with that honey glow! When used a spot treatment for acne or eczema, its get the job done.
Pozo Wildflower offers fruit forward notes with a distinct texture from its crystallization that gives it crunch when spread on toast! This one is too special for many words, so we'll let you find your own.