Have you seen us at your H-E-B? We've been on tour at several stores in Houston talking with folks who've been using our Fiery Sweet Mesquite honey and our Lucky Lime & Sea Salt honey with their favorite foods. Some are using the spicy honey for grilling and others are using the lime and sea salt honey when baking - great ways to enjoy both honeys! We've also met shoppers who've never tried our honeys, so we are happy to oblige with a spoonful while they shop. Come see us to get a taste of our honeys and you'll see what the talk is all about!
Here's where you can find us:
H-E-B Store Address Day Time
Bellaire 5106 Bissonnet Friday, August 24 3:00 - 7:00 pm
Houston 5225 Buffalo Speedway Sunday, August 26 Noon - 4:00 pm
Missouri City Lake Colony / 4724 Highway 6 Friday, August 31 3:00 - 7:00 pm
Houston Vintage Market / 10919 Louetta Rd Sunday, September 2 Noon - 4:00 pm
Houston Montrose / 1701 West Alabama Friday, September 7 3:00 - 7:00 pm
Houston 5895 San Felipe Sunday, September 9 Noon - 4:00 pm
The Woodlands 9595 Six Pines Friday, September 14 3:00 - 7:00 pm
Richmond Aliana / 10161 W Grand Parkway Sunday, September 16 Noon - 4:00 pm
Spring Gosling / 5251 FM 2920 Friday, September 21 3:00 - 7:00 pm
On the first and third Saturday of each month, Lone Star Bee Company has the privilege of participating in the Lake Olympia Farmers Market in Missouri City, Texas. And, we love it! We love it because the Lake Olympia neighborhood is super energized about the market. It's a great feeling to be part of the neighbors' sense of community and togetherness.
We also love it because we get the chance to meet other market vendors who have their own story to tell. We’ve made friends with produce farmers, artisans and other food manufacturers at Lake Olympia’s market.
One new vendor at the market, and new friend of ours, is the W.I.D.E School. Their story is exceptional. W.I.D.E. is a place where children are supported as they Wonder, Investigate, Discover and Educate themselves and their community. The school realizes the importance of spending time in nature. The teachers make it a point to take activities that are normally done inside the classroom to the outdoors. Students spend time outside enjoying reading, making music, eating and gardening.
The students have hands-on experience in their garden and are taught concepts of creating foods using their own produce. With help from teachers like Gabby Frausto, the school's nutritionist, students learn lifelong skills for cooking and good habits for healthy eating, both are important concepts that are often overlooked and underappreciated. The students are also eager to help out at the Lake Olympia Farmer's Market. Gabby and the kids bring baked goods and jams that they've prepared, sometimes using ingredients grown in the school's garden.
During the W.I.D.E. School's first time at the market, the smell of rosemary filled the air and drew me over to pick up my very own loaf of rosemary bread. With Gabby's guidance at the market, the students learn skills in business such as setting up shop, marketing their products, interacting with customers, and completing cash and credit card transactions. I was truly impressed at the kids' excitement and willingness to be involved. And, I must say the bread was super delicious on it's own, as well as drizzled with our Fiery Sweet Mesquite honey!
We're thrilled to have made new friends from the W.I.D.E. School and can't wait to see what goodies they have to offer at the next Lake Olympia Farmer's Market!
Nicki Praiswater is co-founder and co-owner of Lone Star Bee Company alongside her life-partner, Mark Crippen. Together, they both enjoy beekeeping, traveling and eating great foods.