In a message dated 9/29/98 7:15:12 PM Eastern Daylight Time, [log in to unmask] writes: > > The nearest packer to upstate NY, where I am, is in New Hampshire. I would > say a medium size packer...but might be a small packer. Regardless, he was > reported as offering $.57 a pound for 7,500 pounds of 1998 crop. Not > certain of the grade involved. > Let them pack sand Or import honey Sell as much of your crop retail and local as you can. I remember milk being dumped or fed to hogs to keep prices up in an oversupply. This for me is a hobby and even though I harvested a little over a ton this year a gallon jug is about as close to wholesale as I care to sell. I am getting 8-9$ a quart in mason jars for raw honey with no heat used in the processing including uncapping with a fork. Nothing fancy involved here- all wildflower harvested late spring midsummer and fall and kept seperate. Tom in CT who feels strongly that his honey is no commodity.