Want to put a face to the business where you get your produce at the Market each week? Or a name to the face of the guy who sells you your fruit and veg? Or simply find out a little more about your food and where it comes from? Then check out our ‘meet the stallholder’ video series on our Market YouTube channel.
This month –meet Mitch and Carmen from Honey Delight and Canberra Urban Honey. Honey Delight is a boutique brand that celebrates four generations of beekeepers, which is based in Inveral, New South Wales. Mitch and Carmen have over 40 hives in Canberra, and 3000 hives in the region.Mitch says Canberra Urban Honey does things a little bit differently – there’s a strong focus on sustainability with hives in backyards around Canberra to increase bees and pollination within the city.
Make sure to pop by and say hi to these two extraordinarily passionate beekeepers, and pick up some of their popular stringybark or yellow box flavours of honey next time you visit the Market.
Find out more about our Market stallholders in our stallholder video series here.
One of our sweetest favourites, Honey Delight, has recently moved sites to a new larger corner site at the market where you can find them and their delicious honeys each week. The move to the corner site has come about so that they have more space to promote the Canberra Urban Honey Project. As a direct result of customer enquiry and feedback at the market about beekeeping, Carmen and the Honey Delight team have developed the project which helps to educate people about bees in their environment, how to be bee friendly and make our city more sustainable. The project was the first agricultural related project in Australia to raise funds through Pozible crowd funding, and late last year they introduced the first rooftop bee site at Hotel Realm – a micro apiary of 4-5 hives. This aims to help Canberra be more sustainable as there are not enough bees in the city to pollinate backyard fruit and vegetables. Keep an eye out for the new Honey Delight stall where they’ll display information about the Canberra Urban Honey project, and are happy to chat about possible sites and how they best work. And of course you can buy their yummy varieties of honey including the new Paperbark honey, as well as the popular three packs of fresh honeycomb.