The cooks were all abuzz about our sponsor, Honey Ridge Farms, a company that is all about the bees. The company was founded in 2004 by Leeanne Goetz, just part of a beekeeping family.
Leeanne's oldest son, Ryan, is fifth-generation beekeeper who worked alongside his grandfather Edmund Varney as a teenager to learn his craft. Ryan is now the caretaker of 4,000 colonies that pollinate a variety of crops throughout Oregon, Washington, Idaho and California.
Leeanne said, "We believe honey is nature's best and most delicious sweetener. All of our honey is sourced from family and a small circle of Pacific Northwest beekeepers, all of whom we know personally and professionally. We're proud to offer only superior, local USA honey products."
The cooks who participated in this sweet challenge received Honey Ridge Farms Clover Honey Crème and Balsamic Honey Vinegar, made entirely from honey mead and made a huge variety of both sweet and savory dishes.
We hope you enjoy them.
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