I was due to put my prices up in early 2020, but when the COVID-19 crisis struck, I put off making any increases.
Not everyone was covered by the furlough – I certainly wasn’t – and I knew a lot of people were struggling to find any work and to make ends meet. As a result I kept my prices down throughout 2020 and 2021. But it can’t last any longer.
The price of a 454g jar will now be £9.50. If that’s too much for you, I quite understand. Thanks for your past custom and I hope to see you again in the future. But my costs have been increasing over the past three years, especially fuel, rent and storage. I simply can’t sustain my old prices, not even for my regular customers.
It may be of little comfort or interest, but this is still cheaper than many retailers in the area, who often sell 340g for a similar price. But remember, this is a premium, local product that you can’t get in the shops. And you also know where it is from, unlike the flood of so-called honey and ‘organic’ honey that turns up on Facebook Marketplace from who knows where.
You can collect honey from my house and I will now take cash again. But please don’t come if you have any COVID-19 symptoms.
II will also continue to accept electronic payments via the Friends and Family setting on PayPal or via bank transfer. Just send me a message if you’re not sure how to do this.