Marshall’s Farm’s hives produce small quantities of superior quality gourmet honey because of our very special Bay Area microclimates. The honey is harvested several times throughout a single year. The diverse and constantly changing seasonal blooms of the Bay Area produce floral nectars and pollens differ not only in taste, but in texture and color as well. Most of the Bay Area hives produce Winter Eucalyptus Honey, seasonal Wildflower Honeys and varietals such as Wild Blackberry, Star Thistle.
Some of the Marshall’s Farm hives are migratory. They are moved to a location for a special bloom and honey flow, which may last for only a few weeks. When that honey flow is over, the colonies are moved to another location, which could be hundreds of miles away. Varietal Honeys such as Sage and Orange Blossom are the result of moving the hives to the orchards and fields where these floral sources are found in abundance.
Different flowers bloom in different locations at different times of the year. After each bloom the honey is harvested and taken to the “Honey House” to be extracted and bottled. The honey kept separate by region, not only to preserve the distinctly different tastes, but also for its value as a homeopathic remedy. It has been recognized by many that a tablespoon or two of local honey each day will relieve hay fever and other pollen related allergies. Some find immediate relief, some report they have become less sensitive and still others have experienced total relief from allergic reactions caused by pollen.
Marshall’s Farm Honey is 100 percent pure, natural, raw, unfiltered, uncooked and ”unprocessed”. Everything is done by hand except for the use of an electric extractor and an uncapper. If you look closely, you can see natural pollen particles floating in the honey – some pollen remains as the honey is strained through loosely woven cheesecloth not filtered.. The Honey is certified Kosher.* Honey will last forever and needs no refrigeration. We at Marshall’s Farm are proud of our artisanal sustainable practices. We invite you to taste the difference!
Marshall’s Farm Honey has between 500 and 600 active hives at any one time, with hive locations throughout the San Francisco Bay Area ranging from the top of the famous Fairmont Hotel to renown wineries to orchards and private lands.
Unique hive locations
- The Roof of San Francisco’s Famous Fairmont Hotel
- The Gardens of Sonoma’s Fairmont Hotel
- The Gardens of the Culinary Institute of America
- Matanzas Creek Winery
- Niebaum Coppola Estate Winery
- Cakebread Cellars [5 locations including Carneros, St. Helena, Calistoga, and Congress Valley]
- Robert Sinskey Vineyards
- Staglin Family Vineyards
- Mount Tamalpais Private Land Trust (Homestead Valley, Marin County)
Cities/Towns hives are located
- American Canyon
- El Sobrante
- Mill Valley
- St. Helena
- San Anselmo
- San Francisco
- San Rafael
- Santa Rosa