I made my first visit to the Georgia Farm Bureau in Calhoun, GA. I was led there initially by a local honey producer but ended up getting much more than a jar of honey. The friendly and knowledgeable staff shared about the benefits of buying locally grown products and how the Bureau supports farmers and the community with various services. I also learned the difference between various honey types e.g. wildflower, sourwood, tupelo, canola; how local wildflower honey helps fight off allergies and boost immune systems; and got a sample of Georgia cashews and peanuts!
Thanks to the well-stocked Farm Bureau, my initial plan to buy a jar or two of honey became an hour-long visit and I came home with a carload of two cases of honey, peanuts, pecans and other goodies to give as gifts! (One bag was even being shipped to my sister in Taiwan.)
It was a very enjoyable and educational fieldtrip.Â Others may stop by the Farm Bureau to pay their insurance bill, now I have a great new place to shop! Hmm…I wonder if they need a Chinese Southern Belle spokesperson??