The green beans of summer are drawing me home….

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Red House Honey’s Russian Red Kale. Get yours Saturday at Prescott Farmers’ & Crafters’ Market. Coming soon, beans, glorious green beans and our rapidly germinating Horse Chestnuts, soon to be trees.
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beans, beans, the musical fruit!

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Red House Honey is gearing up for a summer full of beans. Green beans that is. We will be cultivating these yummy veggies as part of our new focus on market gardening, for several commercial clients as well as our dedicated fans at Prescott Farmers’ Market. Look for us there. This year we will also be introducing grow-your-own mushroom logs, flowers and dried flowers, beans, and of course, our wonderful honey, soaps and unique Groovy Garden so you can cultivate our homegrown seeds yourself.

See you at the market in a month!

Bean Beds

Bean Beds

Fort Henry Garrison Store and Live to Learn/Maitland

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Red House Honey’s raw, natural, kosher honey will be for sale in Fort Henry’s historic Garrison Store this summer. Thanks to Dana Webster for facilitating this.

Red House Honey is also thrilled to be part of an 8-week session aimed at children and parents aged 7-12 called Live to Learn at MERC Hall in Maitland during April and May. 

I will be giving a talk (more of a bee-party, really) which is tentatively titled: 

“The Bees Knees: Dancing with Pollinators (part 1)” — and —” Old MacDonald Had a Permaculture Farm (part 2)” 

There will be only one class, held on May 23, 2017 at 10 a.m.

During this very active one hour we will be learning fun stuff about bees like how to do the bee dance (telling our fellow bees how to find a pollen stash with just our wings and, um, maybe our bums), finding out what pollinators such as bees really like and really don’t like (bees don’t like RED flowers, believe it or not!) and creating unique drawings of our own permaculture farms, all to the tune of “Old MacDonald Had a Farm!” So if you like to sing, dance, draw and can’t sit still, sign up for this class!  

For kids ages 7 to 12. It is appreciated if younger children could be supervised by a parent/caregiver.

There are no additional materials cost; please bring your own markers, crayons or pencil crayons if you can. 
Honey, soaps, our unique Bee-Friendly Garden in a Box, and other Red House Honey items will be available for sale. Please try our products! Hope to see you there! 

Here is who to contact if you’d like to attend:

BHL Live to Learn
bhllivetolearn@gmail.com
www.bhllivetolearn.blogspot.com

Cranking the Red House Honey extractor

Cranking the Red House Honey extractor

Red House Honey, a natural, kosher-certified apiary on the shores of the St. Lawrence River, near Cardinal, ON. Red House Honey sells natural vegetables and fruits, non-GMO seeds, honey, soaps and tries hard to be free of pesticides and not to use (or to recycle) plastics. Check out what is going on down at the farm:  www.redhousehoney.cawww.facebook.com/artisanalhoney and @redhousehoney06 on Twitter.

RHH= NO PLASTIC

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Plastic in Paradise

We hiked two hours through a nature preserve to reach this deserted beach, and found it covered with plastic. On-going clean-up efforts were evident, but there is no stopping the tide…of plastic!

RHH makes every effort not use plastic containers for its products. Sometimes, it is hard to avoid,  but we try to recycle items as much as possible, and dispose responsibly. We use glass bottles and recyclable products whenever we can, even if it is a little more expensive. 

Why?

Our oceans are filling with plastic products such as bags and bottles, which are killing not only unsuspecting sea life such as whales, but our entire planet.  

On a recent trip to Costa Rica, known for its protection of biological and zoological habitat, we were shocked to see mountains of plastic on the pacific ocean beaches and inlets, swept in by tides. Otherwise pristine beaches are covered in plastic and must be cleaned up by volunteers—a herculean and thankless task. 

Join with us and kick the plastic habit!  We use glass bottles and recyclable products whenever we can, even if it is a little more expensive.

In the long run, it could  save us all!

Read more at www.plasticoceans.org

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New locations for RHH @ Fort Town Mercantile & Mid East Food Centre

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Red House Honey is thrilled to be showcasing our products at Prescott’s Fort Town Mercantile alongside so many of our friends and fellow craftspeople. Pick up a jar of locally-made raw, natural honey, a bar of soap, a 100% beeswax candle, and much more, and stop for a chat with Laverne. We are also pleased to be back at Mid East Food Centre in Ottawa. Thank you, Touffik!

Red House Honey 140 g jar makes a perfect wedding favour

Red House Honey 140 g jar makes a perfect wedding favour

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The Permaculture Revolution Begins!

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Another glimpse at the ongoing work in our field. We are rejuvenating a disused area with an irrigation pond and swales. Once fenced, this area will be used for livestock and other permaculture activities, including growing watercress along the pond banks. Exciting!

Pond with Duck Island

Pond with Duck Island

 

Swale

Swale

 

Digging irrigation ditches and a pond

Digging irrigation ditches and a pond

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Red House Honey Farm Projects 2017 Begin!

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Following COG’s inspiring Eco Farm Day and Mark Shepard’s great permaculture workshop, Red House Honey is moving into high gear with farm planning for summer 2017. Here, fence line brush clearing starts while the ground is still frozen.

Fence line brush clearing

Fence line brush clearing

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Groovy Growings for a Succulent Summer

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Check out Red House Honey’s Hothouse offerings for summer, 2017. Just received: oodles of all-natural, heirloom seeds sourced from our favourite Ontario seed producer, The Cottage Gardener.

Along with our scrumptious raw, all-natural, certified kosher honey, we will be offering:

White Sage, native smudging ceremonies
Little Fingers Eggplant
Red Express Cabbage
Scotia Tomatoes
Bull Nose Peppers
MacGregor’s Favourite Beets
Sumter Cucumbers
Speckled Lettuce
Italian Large Leaf Basil
Paris Market Carrots
Painted Mountain Corn
Aurora Hot Peppers

Along with our usual Russian Red Kale, Cherokee Trail of Tears Beans, Lavender, Mint, Dill, French Tarragon, Raspberries, Apples and other goodies.

We never use chemicals or commercial fertilizers on our crops, out of respect for our bees–and ourselves. We are investigating organic certification and hope to sow a crop of white clover on our newly-acquired 11-acre field.

Catch us at Prescott Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market this spring, summer and fall! Or drop us a line. We love to chat!

Groovy Growings for a Savour Summer

Groovy Growings for a Savour Summer

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