Tuesday, June 4, 2013

The Honor System

-posted by Jayne

Have you visited our farmstand and used the honor sytem?  It really does work!  Many are amazed that we trust mankind enough to leave a change box and our honey products out by the road, for sale... but we really do have a trustworthy community.  
Isaac made this sign when we started our little farmstand business back in 2006.
 Becky and I were also growing produce and flowers together at the time.
Here's a picture I snapped of the farmstand after I returned home from an early morning run with a friend in Circleville.  The moon was just creeping down behind it.

There's another great honor system, just south of Williamsport, at Blossoms at the Bend.  They offer amazing peonies and other u-pick flowers.   

 You can also enjoy some quiet time relaxing on the front porch of their work cabin.  It is a beautiful, calm, and peaceful setting.

Two other great honor systems are up in Holmes County, near my parents house.  I always visit Blessings Acres Produce, located at 6728 TR 362, Millersburg.  They have a little bucket where you drop your money, and a pad and paper if you need help with the math.  They had freshly picked strawberries for $3.50 a quart.  

You may have seen an earlier post where I talked about my favorite local milk supplier, who also employs the honor system.

 $4.00 a gallon for the freshest non-homogenized milk you can imagine.  They are partnering up with a person who is helping them sell the milk at the Granville Farmer's Market this summer.

I know some people find it odd that I am willing to travel to so many locations to get my food, when it is pretty easy to make one stop and get it in one place.  But when it comes to quality of the product, and knowing I am supporting families who work hard to produce the food it is definitely worth it.  

We're starting a new market this week!  We'll be at the Clintonville Wednesday market, from 4-7 p.m.    Rumor has it we *might* be taking some Spring honey off the hives tomorrow.  But I can't make any promises as to when it will be at market or in the Etsy shop.  I learned a long time ago, don't make promises to those honey-lovers who come to market... you can get in to trouble with the loca-vores when you don't deliver the goods they desire.  Time to get out and enjoy this beautiful mild Ohio weather we're having.  


  1. I just got strawberries at Blessings yesterday...love that place!

  2. Yall are awesome! Mr. Barnes, I'm gonna have to pay ya a visit.

  3. Those of us who live in the city are amazed at the honor system! I'm glad it works!