“If it’s lighter, it’s sweeter. If it’s darker, it’s more flavorful”. Those words accurately describe the honey at the Red Rock Springs Farmer’s Market in Rock Springs, AZ. And what honey it is! A veritable feast for the sweet senses!
Gary Larsen, the owner of the Red Rock Springs Farmer’s Market, has been providing fresh local honey to Arizona residents for 17 years. From the lightly golden to the dark and rich, Gary has worked with local vendors to bring in the best of this tasty sweetener.
What flavors are available, you ask? Desert wildflower, orange blossom, mesquite, and pecan. The desert wildflower is light and sweet, while the mesquite has hints of the smoky flavor of good mesquite wood….that premium wood you use for barbecues. And the pecan honey is collected from bees that exclusively pollinate the pecan orchards near Sahuarita, AZ.
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As I sampled each of the flavors, visions of slowly drizzling each one over a hot biscuit fresh from the oven flitted through my mind. The lighter honeys would add a delightful sweetness, whereas the pecan honey with its dark rich nutty flavor would change the morning biscuit-and-coffee ritual into a completely new taste experience.
I finally shook myself out of dreamland and purchased some of the pecan honey. Watch out, bran muffins….you’re about to get a new flavor added to your crunchiness! And watch out friends I have over for an afternoon snack…you’re about to experience an Arizona flavor that’ll leave you wanting more.
The Red Rock Springs Farmer’s Market is located in Rock Springs AZ, about 17 miles north of Phoenix, next to the Rock Springs Café. In addition to the honey Gary also has local fruit, veggies, trail mixes, and Arizona salsa.
So before your next baking binge, drive a short distance to the Farmer’s Market and pick up some local Arizona honey. With the variety of flavors there, you’ll have a great time planning how you’ll add a whole new dimension to the taste treats that you produce.
Here’s their website: Red Rocks Springs Farmer's Market
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