Look, variety is where it's at. We grow our own honey but we also offer single pollen (monofloral) honey from around the world. Why? Because they all taste different. And we believe in honey choices. There is nothing wrong with some good ol' local honey, but just know that you may be limiting yourself from experiencing a HUGE range of flavors!
We encounter people all the time who tell us "they only want honey from within 5 miles of their house"-- even though they don't know why OR have been misinformed as to the particulars of what 'local' honey truly is. Do yourself a favor and read up on our Local Honey post here if you're in that second group.
Not Just For Allergies
Now then, if you are not eating honey for your allergies, the sky is the limit - you're eating for taste. And if that is the case, why limit yourself? You may try a Basswood honey from Minnesota and fall madly in love with it (but you're Alabama). Does that mean you can't enjoy it? Of course not. My point here is to taste the rainbow. Experience honey (and food in general) from all over- you'll be shocked at what might turn out to be delicious.
We're proud to have made some real friends & connections with world-class apiaries all over the... well, world (what'd you think I was going to say), and constantly work to stock several flavors from any number of them at all times. Check them out here once you're done reading this literary gold.
Our friends at The Honey Hut have a similar business model to our own. Along with their own U.S. produced honey, they also offer a line from Mexico. Here in Michigan, clover and wildflower are prevalent, but we don't have access to flowers like Arizpe, Mesquite, or Sinoquipe. The flavors yielded from these pollens are unlike anything you've ever tasted here in the mid-west US!
Another favorite apiary from our travels is found nestled in the high mountains of the island of Hawaii itself! The gang at Tai Shan Farms has cultivated an incredible farm and operation, and their results have been nothing short of mind blowing. We were love-struck the moment we set eyes (and tastebuds) on their dragon-fruit honeys.
The moral of the story? When someone is used to a particular product, food or experience, their desire to try new things may atrophy, and it doesn't always dawn on people that honey is not always the honey you know and love. Sometimes you are in the mood for buttery, or spicey, or sharp, or fruity, and there's a honey waiting for you.