Local news from "Saint John Valley", Eagle Lake, Maine
February 6, 2017
Some honey for your honey? Local honey from Aroostook Valley Honey Farm fills glass jars hand painted by Holly Hardwick, owner of Northwoods Nectar in Eagle Lake on Friday, January 27, 2017. (Contributed photo)
Valley ripe with uniquely local Valentine’s Day gift options
Local honey from Aroostook Valley Honey Farm fills glass jars hand painted by Holly Hardwick, owner of Northwoods Nectar in Eagle Lake on Friday, January 27, 2017.
With fiddlehead bouquets out of season, there are still plenty of opportunities to celebrate Valentine’s Day 2017 in ways which are uniquely local to the St. John Valley.
Holly Hardwick, co-owner of Northwoods Nectar in Eagle Lake, has teamed up with John Hangen of Aroostook Valley Honeyto sell quart, pint and half-pint jars of honey in beautiful glass jars painted with a variety of colorful bees, flowers and birds. The jars are as practical as they are eye-catching and for an extra $2 come fitted with a plastic lid containing a spout, to avoid a sticky nectary mess.
The honey-containing jars may also appeal to the environmentally conscious “honey” in your life, as they are are reusable.
“They can be refilled or used as drinking mugs, serving containers or even for dish soap — whatever your mind will think of,” Hardwick said. “I am all about not having waste.”
The pretty jars of honey can be purchased by appointment at Northwoods Nectar by calling
207-231-2265. Hardwick said she is also willing to deliver to Fort Kent and Madawaska. For more information visit www.northwoodsnectar.com