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Jorgenson’s Apiary to perform ‘bee beard’ demonstration August 30th. Watch Walter Jorgenson adorn himself with a beard of live honey bees!
A Taste of KCFM - Every Sunday at 12:30
Local chefs demonstrate their talents using market selections and offer samples too!
It Just Had To Bee!
Some might call it love at first sight…others would say for Walter and Linda Jorgensen, it just had to bee.
For Walter and Linda, it was a trip to the Lorain County Fair and the Lorain County Bee Barn which touched off a romance with the little flying honey producers that eventually blossomed into the Jorgensen’s Apiary.
Both remember an interest in bees when they were children, but that trip to the fair put them on the path to developing one of the most novel businesses in Northeast Ohio.
It started as a hobby--Linda was working at a bank, Walter at a foundry. They began with two hives of bees…it grew to four hives…then to 16 hives…to 30 hives…40 hives…and to full-time jobs for both Linda and Walter.
Wide variety of products
Since 1996, the Jorgensen’s have developed a wide variety of honey, jams, and jellies for farmer’s markets and shows. In 2004, they opened their store in Olmsted Falls, Ohio. But they still offer and display their products at area farmer’s markets, fairs, and craft shows.
The product line is truly amazing. Today you can buy the traditional honey products such as the jams and jellies but you will also find beeswax-based candles, soap, hand creams, lip balms, deodorants, melaleuca oil, skin care products, insect repellents, massage oil, and “honey dust.” Many contain natural by-products from their own home-grown fruit and vegetable gardens.
A Friend Who Cooks – Specialty Sauces
BakerRhea – Pies & Baked Goods
City Club Catering – Prepared Greek Food; Gyros, Kabobs, & more
Emerald Necklace Inn – Tea, Lemonade, Breakfast Burritos
Hickory Acres Meats – Hormone & Antibiotic Free Beef, Pork, & Poultry
Hooper Farm – Fresh Baked Bread
Hummingbird Creations – Herbalist Created Personal Care Products
H-W Organic Farm – Organic Fresh Produce
Jenny’s Sweets – Cakes, Sweet Potato Pie, & Biscuits
Jorgensen's Apiary – Honey, Jelly, Honey Based Personal Care Products
Judy’s Oasis – Middleastern Specialties
Kaskey Farm – Fresh Produce
Klimo's Farm – Jam, Cut Flower Arrangements, Eggs
Knife Sharpening by Garth
Knoble Farms – Fresh Produce
Lake Erie Creamery – Goat Cheese and Goat Milk Products
Lucy’s Sweet Surrender – Baked Goods and Hungarian Specialties
Morgan Farm Stay – Enjoy farm living without the work
Murray Hill Farm – Eggs, Fresh Produce, Alex Bevan’s Pickle
Ohio City Pasta – Handmade Pasta
Ohio Farm Direct – Organic Cheese, Occasionally Organic Milkshakes
pZazz Hot Sauce – Hot Sauces & Salsas
Puritas Nursery – Potted Plants & Flowers
Red Cedar Coffee Co. LLC – Brewed Hot & Iced Coffee, Whole Beans & Ground Beans
Reilly’s Irish Bakery – Sheppard’s Pie, Irish Soda bread and Traditional Irish Favorites
Smith's Fruit Farm - Fruit
The Olive Tap – Olive Oil, Balsamic Vinegars, Seasoned Dipping Oil
White Family Farm – Maple Syrup, Fresh Produce
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