Our Land of Milk and Honey is a fourth generation, certified organic farm that uses regenerative practices. It’s located on the foothills of Maungatautari.
Our honey story: Our apiaries help to pollinate our diverse pasture, our native regenerative planting, and our market garden. This honey is a symbiosis between bees, wetland fauna, cows and us – all relying on one another to thrive. The bees can collect from any number of flower sources in the diverse, organic pasture, the wetland and elsewhere in the Horahora and Maungatautari districts. Nectar (which the bees turn into honey) could come from the likes of; buttercup, white clover, red clover, Californian thistle, Scottish thistle, ragwort, dandelion, chicory, plantain, birdsfoot trefoil, self heal, ti kōuka (cabbage tree), mānuka, kānuka, gorse and harakeke (flax).
Our 2018 harvest honey: We have a small number of jars left from our 2018 harvest. Because we have a diverse pasture and significant wetland area, the bees can draw on a range of nectar sources. As such, floral notes are seasonal and the 2018 harvest has prominent notes of blood orange, jasmine and rose hip. We like to think of it as honey every day, not everyday honey. This means each jar looks slightly different and we think this only makes the honey more beautiful to look at and taste. The glass jars were sourced in New Zealand and carefully selected for their sturdiness and strong lines. We encourage you to reuse your jar after you’ve enjoyed your honey.
Our 2 for 1 offer: Our 2018 jars are usually $20 each, but for the Culinary Cambridge event, our bags of two are just $20. Available from Destination Cambridge for the duration of the event, or while they last.