The best honey Great Taste has had from any producer in the West, North or East* is Hillview Honey from C. Richard Anderson, Northfield.
The honey was purchased from Fireside Orchard & Gardens, Northfield, which is now officially closed for the season.
Like many locally grown foods and food products in Minnesota, supplies can be limited. Whatever it is, if you like it , buy it if and when you can. In this case Great Taste bought the last jar of Hillview Honey on the shelf. When Great Taste researched Hillview Honey on the internet, nothing turned up. (For GT, this is "buying local" at its most interesting and mysterious.)
So what is this blog post about, anyway?
Well, Great Taste wants to share with others this honey discovery, but also, meanwhile, GT received a comment about the Simple Good and Tasty (aka SGT) blog from Minneapolis. Yes, GT loves it too and highlighted it in a post last month. Currently there is a recipe for baklava on the site's main page, along with information on Minnesota honey production and names of some good honey producers whose liquid gold may actually be in stock in a grocery store.
More on baklava: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baklava
*Tupelo honey, a southern specialty, is in a class by itself.