Winter Farmers Market at Norfield Grange Welcomes Honey Sommelier Marina Marchese

Saturday, November 30, 2013

from 12pm to 1pm

at the Norfield Grange

12 Good Hill Road, Weston, CT 06883

Honey sommelier, author, and beekeeper Marina Marchese of Red Bee Apiary will be the featured guest at the Winter Farmers’ Market at Norfield Grange in Weston on Saturday, November 30, from 12pm to 1pm. Marina will host a honey tasting and offer food pairing ideas for the holidays to farmers’ market shoppers.

Reprinted with permission from Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 2013.

Looking for some special gifts? Marina will be signing copies of her two books and have Red Bee artisanal honeys, gift items including pure beeswax candles, and honey-based skin care products available for purchase. Curious food lovers will discover the gustatory pleasures of honey and learn the art of pairing single nectar source honeys with food in Marina’s latest book, The Honey Connoisseur. Her earlier book, an internationally best-selling memoir, Honeybee: Lessons from an Accidental Beekeeper, chronicles Marina’s inspirational journey into beekeeping, plus everything you ever wanted to know about honeybees.

Holiday honey from Red Bee, photo c/o Red Bee Honey

Marina Marchese is changing the way people taste and think about honey through education and tastings that celebrate the unique characteristics of monofloral honeys. She founded the Tasting Society to protect the quality and character of this noble food and is the visionary behind the luxury brand, Red Bee ® Artisanal Honey. A leading authority on tasting honey, Marchese has dedicated her life to honeybees and educating chefs, epicureans, locavores, and beekeepers about the culinary delights of artisanal honey.

Compelled by the philosophy of terroir and the diverse honey flavor profiles determined by the type of nectar gathered by the honeybees, Marina established a unique collection of single-origin honeys under her Red Bee® brand and was honored with Slow Food’s Snail of Approval award. She educates the public through her signature Honey Tasting Laboratory Workshops at the apiary in Weston. Red Bee’s honeys are served in top restaurants around the country and Red Bee Apiary has been featured on ABC-TV’s The Chew, The Martha Stewart Blog and profiled in Williams Sonoma’s Meet the Maker. Marina is the past president of the Back Yard Beekeepers Association of Connecticut.

At the Winter Farmers’ Market at Norfield Grange, families can purchase farm fresh fruits and vegetables, fresh herbs, jams and jellies, honey, maple syrup, goats milk cheese and yogurt, handmade soap and body products, natural beef and pork, wild-caught seafood, eggs, baked goods, prepared foods, live plants, and more. Visit our Crafters’ Corner, and support local artisans with beautiful hand-knit hats, hair accessories, boxwood wreaths and trees, fresh cut flowers, artwork, pottery, jewelry, and much more! The Market is open every Saturday through May 3, from 10am to 2pm at the Norfield Grange, 12 Good Hill Road, Weston, CT 06883

Winter Farmers’ Market at Norfield Grange

Saturdays from 10 am-2 pm

November 23, 2013 through May 3, 2014

Norfield Grange

12 Goodhill Road, Weston, CT




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