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Support the Chicago Honey Co-Op's Holiday Wish

December 13 2011 - 2:24 PM

No matter what holiday you celebrate this month, you're likely going to be consuming some honey: in tea, on pastry, as a glaze on a roast, etc. Since you're going to need to buy a jar anyway, consider purchasing it through the Chicago Honey Co-Op, a North Lawndale apiary that has been a model of the local food movement for eight years. According to a post on The Local Beet, the co-op's land has been sold, and the beekeepers will need to move their operations by April. As you may know, bees are tempermental and delicate, and moving 50 hives is no easy task.
 
To purchase new land and cover the costs associated with moving, the Chicago Honey Co-Op needs to raise $20,000 by February 1. Luckily, there are a few ways to help out. First, you can make a tax-deductible donation to the organization. Secondly, and most importantly for those of you still scrambling for stocking-stuffers, you can purchase a variety of honey-based products from the co-op's store, from candles to bath products to just plain, chemical-free, organic honey. Hopefully, 2012 will bring an even bigger and better year for a local food pioneer that already accomplished so much in 2011.

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