Sweet Thursdays

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Laurel Main Street is sweet for returning one of its pioneer vendors—Honey Bloom. Owned by Craig Clark of Petal for 9 years, he has participated in the local Farmer’s Market for the past 4 years by selling his 100% pure local honey. This year, his sister, Rita Clark Walters, and niece, Haley Walters, of Laurel are also seen at the honey booth with a sweet, friendly smile ready to share their sweet treats.

One may ask, what kinds of honey products do they offer? A VARIETY. From local regular and comb honey to honey-filled candy and straws, Honey Bloom sells a wide variety of products in various shapes and sizes to suit all of your needs from freshening up your breakfast to fabulous hostess gifts.

The types of honey offered include:
 Wild hedge: Clear, light gold color/Pure, clean taste (rare)
 Wild gum tree: Medium light gold color/Sweet, rich taste
 Blend of wild honeys: Darker gold color/Strong taste (similar to molasses)
*No flavoring or coloring added. All Natural. (Labels include nutritional facts.)
**If baking, use the dark honey for better taste.

Honey Bloom enjoys the Laurel Main Street Farmer’s Market because of the friendly local shoppers and the hospitality from Downtown Laurel. Over the next year, the vender hopes to expand its products as well as a possible business expansion to Jones County.

You can find this sweet vender each week at the Laurel Main Street Farmer’s Market from 4 p.m. until 6:30 p.m in the grassy patch across from The Loft in Downtown Laurel. Come check it out!

Written by Judi Holifield

Judi Holifield became the Laurel Main Street Executive Director in 2011, she has a Bachelor of Music Education degree from The University of Southern Mississippi, an Associate of Arts degree from JCJC and post graduate work in psychology at William Carey University. Judi directed the Whole Schools Initiative for the Mississippi Arts Commission for nine years and trained teachers to work collaboratively through arts integration processes to engage the whole child in learning. She taught choral music at R H. Watkins High School, and Nora Davis Magnet School in Laurel, at Thames Junior High and Woodley Elementary School in Hattiesburg and at Northeast Jones Junior High and High School in Jones County. She has served as music director for several area churches and the Laurel Little Theatre. Judi is a Jones County resident, Mom to three children and Grammy to two grandchildren.