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Local Spotlight: Hon’s Honey
Sourced in Maryland and bottled in Baltimore, we are proud to feature Hon’s Honey in the house-made granola and honey-balsamic carrots that appear in this year’s Spring Holiday Menu. But that’s not all—Hon’s Honey gifts, bath products and more now available in store!
“I love that all the products are locally made in small batches, by women,” says Eddie’s of Roland Park candy and gift buyer Julie Bondroff. “I first spotted the line in a local boutique, and knew the story would resonate with Eddie’s customers.”
Based in the south Baltimore neighborhood of Curtis Bay, Hon’s Honey is a purpose-driven business that seeks to provide opportunity and sustainability for at-risk women in our community.
“Having meaningful work dramatically improves the lives of women and children in the community,” explains their mission. “Hon’s Honey provides a dignified solution to an overwhelming problem for women at risk of addiction, abuse, poverty, sex-trafficking, and prostitution.”
By producing high quality, locally-sourced products including bottled honey, ointments, soaps and scrubs, the social enterprise enables women to work with their hands, develop a wide-range of skills, gain work experience, manage financial independence, and provide for their families while creating saleable goods.
“That is what spoke to me,” Julie says. “And I love how gentle the products are, especially now with the dry weather.”
The following products are now carried at North Charles Street, with a smaller selection available at Roland Avenue:
Hon’s Healin’ Ointment
1.5 oz 14.99
Eddie’s review: “Soothing and moisturizing.”
immune or lavender
Eddie’s review: “Really lovely fragrances.”
4 oz 13.99
Eddie’s review: “Love the texture.”
‘Warsh’ Bar Soap
rosemary mint, lavender, or lemongrass
4 oz 7.99
Eddie’s review: “I use these! Feel great on my skin.”
In addition, Hon’s Honey raw honey can be found in our grocery aisle—not only delicious (as our new recipes can attest), some allergy sufferers believe that consuming unprocessed local honey may help lessen the effects of seasonal allergies.
“We acquire Maryland honey through partnerships with the University of Maryland and their honeybee research program, along with Western Maryland Apiaries,” explains Hon’s Honey director Erin Allison. “In addition, we have four of our own hives and hope to double that this year.”
And although selling in bulk is not yet a common practice, Hon’s Honey was tremendously agreeable to partnering with Eddie’s chefs.
“The recipes sound fantastic,” says Erin. “We can’t wait to have a taste.”
Eddie’s Spring Holiday Menu is now in stores and online—order early for Passover and Easter.