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Meet A Farmer: Christina Hunter, Hunters Honey Farm

Hunters Honey Farm can meet all your honey needs, from raw honey and honey comb to honey sticks and bees wax.

honey products sold by Hunters Honey Farm

Photo: Annie Corrigan/WFIU

Hunters Honey Farm offers a variety of honey products for sale at the Winter Farmers Market (Bloomington, Indiana).

Hunters Honey Farm has been producing a variety of honey products on their farm in Martinsville, Indiana for over 100 years. Along with her husband Tracy, Christina Hunter is the fourth generation of beekeepers.

Her table at the Winter Farmers Market today includes everything from raw honey and honey comb to honey sticks and bees wax. The pollen she sells is a favorite of many customers who treat it like a multivitamin.

They harvest honey twice a year at Hunters Honey Farm, so this honey is what is left from the fall harvest. The bees won’t start producing honey this spring until dandelions start blooming.

“It’s agriculture, so we’re kind of at the mercy of Mother Nature,” she says.

Annie Corrigan

Annie Corrigan is a producer and announcer for WFIU. In addition to serving as the local voice for NPR's Morning Edition, she produces WFIU's weekly sustainable food program Earth Eats. She earned degrees in oboe performance from Indiana University and Bowling Green State University.

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