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A Way to Promote your Honey locally 5 years 6 months ago #781

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Hi Everyone,

I'm Bob Gusciora, and I've thought of a way to promote your honey locally, if you wish. Since November, I've been volunteering two days a week at Gleaners Community Kitchen, which is part of St John's Episcopal Church on Main Street in Canandaigua, and which serves lunches at noon, five days a week, to local folks who are needy. Everyone is served, with no questions asked. On a typical day, 30 to 60 people are fed (the maximum attendance was 120 on one day). Throughout the week, about 40 volunteers total (some are excellent cooks!) contribute their time to prepare and to serve sumptuous meals from scratch, using basic food donations from many of the food purveyors in the area.

Today, however, one cook wanted some honey for a recipe. When we searched the pantry, there was none, and I was told that Gleaners had had some previously, but it had been thrown out because it was “...nasty....” I thought that this might be an opportunity for club beekeepers to donate a small amount of their local honey, contribute to the community, become known amongst a small number of first class cooks, and receive a potential tax credit for their donation.

I’ll be at the May 13th meeting, so if you want to bring a small jar of your honey (labeled with your name, address, and apiary name --- very important), I’ll give it to Gleaners and arrange for a receipt for your donation. Thanks.
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