Last week was New York City Honey Week, a week of events devoted to bees, honey, and a lot of education. As sponsors, we attended some of the fantastic events, and even engaged many bee enthusiasts at our Honey Fest booth!
On Friday, September 16th, we attended a table-to-farm, 7-course, honey-themed, Sweet Life dinner at Edgemere Farm on the Rockaway peninsula. Food and fun loving chef Whitney Aycock of Slice O’Whits and Ole Man Chili and pastry chef Tracy Obolsky of the Rockaway Beach Bakery delivered a night of sweet culinary lovin’. The meal was served al fresco under the harvest moon (and looking up to the farm’s 10+ hives sitting atop a storage container / farmhouse) for the grateful group who were able to snag tickets before they sold out within two hours of being posted online. The menu included Farm Salad (herbs, farm honey, and cherry tomatoes), Focaccia (roasted garlic, eggplant and honey), Honeyed Corn and ‘Jap Johnny’ Cakes (smoked mahi, smoked honey, and chili), a selection of local cheeses with honey drizzle and cracked black peppercorn, a Honey Whole-Roasted Swine with Bragg’s vinegar slaw, a variety of sweet desserts including freshly-made mini honey donuts and, of course, a signature Honey Beer.