Find a sweet treat at the Seal Beach Farmers Market
Valley Natural Honey is a new vendor at the Seal Beach Farmers Market that provides fresh, raw, natural honey products every week. The market is held every Tuesday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Seal Beach Village, on the corner of Westminster and Seal Beach boulevards.
Ruben and Marina Castaneda work very hard at this family business and drive many miles to provide healthy products.
Ruben is the beekeeper for over 1,000 hives in Azusa. In the summer, he takes many of the hives on a truck to pollinate almonds in Bakersfield. Marina handles the stand, raises three children and makes a lovely body balm from honey.
Among its many benefits bee pollen which has 40 percent protein and provides energy and immunity to diseases. Honey is harvested when it is ripe from alfalfa, citrus, buckwheat, wild flowers and sometimes sage. Some of the Castanedas’ other products are beeswax, honeycomb, honey straws and royal jelly. More information can be found on Instagram at @valleynaturalhoney. –Ellen Brannigan