Farmers' Market Products

All of the fresh fruits and vegetables in our farmers' market are brought to you by the very farmers that planted, nurtured and harvested the crops. While the diversity of climate and growing areas in California allow for an incredible diversity of farm-fresh products to be available throughout the year, the fruits and vegetables the farmers harvest and that you will in the market changes with the seasons. Choose an item from the list at the left to learn more about some of the products in season now.

This week's featured product is Honey.

Honey is the product of the elegant dance of bees. Bees fly several miles to collect the nectar of flowers and return to the hive having digested the nectar into honey, which is then aerated by the flapping wings of bees in the hive. The local flora and ecology directly influences the flavor and texture of the honey produced, giving each region its unique variety.

Honey has a special place in human culture and history, from the pre-domestic human consumption of mead, or honey wine, to the sweetener of the imperial elites in recent centuries. Honey and related bee products like bee pollen, propolis, and royal jelly are known to have antioxidant, energy-enhancing, wound-healing, and even anti-cancer properties.

One bee produces approimately 1/12 teaspoon of honey in its lifetime, so cherish it: 8 ounces of honey is the life's work of 576 bees!

Click here to find producers growing honey.

Click here to find recipes using honey.

Nutritional Information

One serving of honey is 1 tbsp.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 21 g  

Amount Per Serving
Calories 64 Calories from Fat 0
  % Daily Value*
Total Fat 0 g 0%
  Saturated Fat 0 g 0%
  Trans Fat 0 g  
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 1 mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 17 g 6%
  Dietary Fiber 0 g 0%
  Sugars 17 g  
Protein 0 g  

Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0% Iron 0%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. 2009. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 22. Nutrient Data Laboratory Home Page, http://www.ars.usda.gov/nutrientdata.