Honeyville Farms, specializing in freeze dried goods, truly set themselves apart by incorporating one major factor into their brand name – educational classes. Food storage classes offered allow novice food storager’s to become knowledgeable when it comes down to the how’s and why’s of emergency preparedness with emphasis on cooking with storable foods and grains, as well as other food storage and emergency preparedness topics. For those who prefer to educate themselves with reading materials, they provide a blog with an array of information ranging from how to use their products, recipes, emergency preparedness, and putting together 72-hour kits for the family.
This company offers an assortment of goods ranging from foods, including gluten free and soy products, to kitchen essentials important for emergency preparation. Their food products range in size from 20 grams up to 110 pound storage bags, perfect for any size storage pantry.
Shoppers have the option to purchase products online with a low $4.99 shipping rate to the contiguous 48 states, or by visiting a local retailer. They have provided a simple method to find the nearest retailer by placing a “Store Locator” button on the home webpage. Prices are low as products come directly though the manufacturer, without the mark up’s of the middle-man and consumers are able to take advantage of special offers and discounts by signing up for their newsletter, simply by providing a valid email address. There is also a page dedicated to promotions and discounted deals for further savings.
We enjoy the aspect of being provided with a PDF download of their product list, as well as a printable mail-order form for those who prefer to handle purchasing through mail. Toll-free customer service hours are convenient with hours being Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST.
This company has a lot to offer when it comes to choice food products and essentials. However, the use of hydrogenated oils can leave some ultra clean eaters disappointed with their TVP (textured vegetable protein) products.
While they seem to do quite a bit in helping members choose items for emergency preparedness, we would like to see how they help communities when it comes to natural disasters or becoming involved in relief efforts. Our attempts to contact company representatives on this matter were unfruitful, as they never did respond to our request.
They offer an “In The Know” section, however we would like to see much more relevant and up-to-date information concerning emergency preparedness and how to use products they offer. Currently, June of 2015, they have only five articles with the last one dating back to November of 2014, with the previous one dated in 2013.
Do they offer local assistance?
No. There are no relief efforts to speak of.
What do they offer in terms of learning materials?
- Food storage classes are available for those who prefer to learn in a physical atmosphere.
- There is a blog, providing tips, recipes and information on creating 72-hour kits.
- They have a webpage called “In The Know” providing consumers with information on how to prepare families for unexpected emergencies offering food check list advice. They also offer information concerning freeze dried food, backpacking goods, and baking ingredients.
- Also offered is a page consisting of more recipes and videos for instructing consumers on how to “Bake Like a Pro.”
Do they offer a variety of goods?
- Flour – Almond, Hazelnut, Rice and Coconut
- Grains – Barley, Buckwheat, Corn, Millet, Mixed Grains, Oats, Rice, Rye, and Wheat
- Dried Dairy – Milk, Soy Milk, Butter Milk, Whole Egg Crystals, Powdered Cheese, etc.
- Dried Fruits – Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries, Apples, Peaches, Banana’s, etc.
- Dried Veggies – Tomato Powder, Corn, Broccoli, Mixed Veggies, Bell Peppers, Green Onions, etc.
- Dried Meat – Sausage, White Chicken, Ground Beef, Ham, Turkey, etc.
- Soy and TVP (Textured Vegetable Protein) – Soy Isolate and Flour and TVP Flavors of Beef, Sausage, Chicken, Taco, Bacon, etc.
- Kitchen – Appliances & Mills, Cutlery, Cookbooks, Bake & Cookware, Cookbooks, etc.
- Emergency Meals – Soups, Sauces, Large Serving Size Buckets, etc.
- Emergency Supplies – Sun Ovens, Mylar Bags, Oxygen Absorbers, Life Straws, Filtered Water Bottles, Survival Packs, Solar Lights, etc.
- Gluten Free, Organic and Seed Products
- Beans and Peas
Honeyville’s webpage is one of their most attractive features, providing a superbly clean user interface which is nicely organized and simple to navigate. Information is relevant and within context. They clearly and neatly outline each product with a description, as well as provide clear, easy to view images. Their educational videos are well recorded and audible.
Time in Business
64 years. Business launched in 1951.