From roadside stands to farmer’s markets, you’ll find a variety of local honeys for souvenirs or enjoying during your trip through Natural North Florida. Here’s a look at the varieties you’ll find and what they’re best for, with descriptions from Lake City’s Thomas Honey.
Gallberry: This North Florida original is great in pecan pie and other baked goods as a substitute for sugar or corn syrup.
Clover: One of the more common varieties, clover’s mild flavor makes it a favorite for table use. Try it in hot tea or baking.
Tupelo: Highly prized tupelo honey is known for its slightly yellow-green hue and its resistance to granulating. Try it on pancakes instead of maple syrup, or spread on biscuits for a morning treat.
Orange blossom: Less common in freeze-prone Natural North Florida, orange-blossom honey has a bolder flavor than clover honey, although it can be used at the table. Try it in salad dressings or sauces.
Wildflower: Predominantly produced from palmetto blossoms, this Florida honey has a dark color and rich flavor that can be used as a sugar substitute.