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Local Small Business Earns Sweet Recognition

Tewksbury Honey takes top honors for two products

Local producer Tewksbury Honey landed on the list of 2023 Good Food Award Finalists for two products — its Spring Wildflower and Creamed Honey.

Other Massachusetts food and drink purveyors also made the 2023 list, including New England Charcuterie, Goodnow Farms Chocolate, Artifact Cider and BeBOLD Bars. The Good Food Awards aims to support “vibrant regional and local food systems around the country by recognizing up to three winners and five finalists in each category from each of the five regions — North, West, Central, South and East.”

The judging panel is comprised of nearly 300 industry leaders, technical experts, grocers, chefs, food writers and general “food movement leaders.” In addition to a medal and the opportunity to attend an awards ceremony, winners may use the Good Food Awards Winner seal on their winning product packaging and sell their products to the Good Food community in an online Pop Up Shop.

Tewksbury Honey is a regular at local community and craft markets. Owners Julie and Mike Kelley raise over 8 million honeybees in about 125 hives, harvest the honey, and sell it directly to customers in its most natural and raw form. They have apiary locations across Tewksbury as well as a few hives in Wilmington, Andover and Bradford.

And, all the honey harvested in the fall from hives at the Tewksbury Library was donated to the Tewksbury Food Pantry.

Want to get your hands on some delicious local honey and bee-neficial products? Tewksbury Honey is available locally at Elia’s Country Store in Wilmington and in The Gift Shop on Chandler at the Tewksbury Senior Center. You can also find them at a variety of markets or order through Square for local pickup on River Rd.

Congratulations and keep on buzzing!


Lorna is a U.S. Army veteran and 25-year resident of Tewksbury who has written for organizations ranging from the DIA to InformationWeek to a free weekly in New London that sent her to interview the pastry chef at Foxwoods.

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