In celebration of National Pollinator Week, Slow Food Metro North, Audubon Greenwich, and the Fairfield Green Food Guide are pleased to present Taste the Terroir of American Honey. Honey bees play a vital role in our food chain, pollinating one-third of the food we eat and producing a wide range of artisanal honeys. Red Bee Honey founder, beekeeper and author Marina Marchese will take guests on a tasting journey to discover the unique sensory qualities (terroir!) of 7 single varietal U.S. honeys featured in her latest book, The Honey Connoissuer, and how to best pair them with food.
This tasting of endangered honeys from Slow Food USA’s Ark of Taste is the first event of its kind and is a unique way to celebrate biodiversity and appreciate the provenance of our food. Guests will enjoy an educational afternoon learning about honeybees, how they make honey, how different varietals are created, and how beekeepers manage the hive and harvest honey. Marina will also discuss the vital role honeybees play in our food chain.