Retailers


Loyal blog readers, thank you for indulging us over the last several months, as we’ve used this blog as more of a marketing platform than as a center for prose.  We hope to return to musings on life in Glacier National Park’s shadows and more very soon.

But we truly appreciate those retailers who decide to take the plunge and carry our products, and it seems wrong to us not to let our customers in various areas know when there is a new retailer to support!  So.

That said, meet Brix Bottleshop, newly opened in the historic Loading Dock in downtown Kalispell!  Brix is carrying our honey and our beeswax candles, along with some of our other favorite things: quality beer and wine, yummy offerings from other small farmers, and more!  If you’re downtown, check ’em out at 101 East Center St, #102:

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Brix is owned by Karen Sanderson, a lovely gal and fifth generation Flatheader – that’s saying something, in Montana.  Congrats to Karen on her new venture!    You can give her a ring at 406-393-2202.

And now, for enduring another marketing post, here’s your reward — write BEEMERRY in the comment box of any www.glaciercountyhoney.com order and we’ll take 20% off any beeswax candle or ornament in your basket!  But be patient – our website is small, and won’t take the percentage automatically.  The website will email the order to us and if you paid via PayPal, we will refund the percentage via PayPal; if you chose the invoice option for credit/debit/check, we’ll e-mail you an invoice reflecting the percentage.  Offer good through Saturday, December 15.  Happy shopping!

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In recent weeks, we’ve been spotlighting the latest retailers kind enough to pick up our products – today’s installment focuses on the Glacier Park Trading Company, the year round general store in East Glacier Park, Montana.

Built in 1910, the Glacier Park Trading Company offers a wide selection of groceries, fresh produce, deli meats and cheeses, steaks cut to order, fresh ground burger, pizza, sub sandwiches, bison meat, ice cream, locally roasted coffee, espresso drinks, homemade fudge, over 450 varieties of wine, internet access, a wide selection of great novels, books by Montana authors, hiking and climbing guides, and topo-maps, as well as t-shirts, hats, gifts and souvenirs. Their knowledgeable staff can make you the perfect sack lunch, provide driving directions, give advice on great hikes and suggest the ideal micro brew, too!

Our friends Mark Howser and Colleen O’Brien are the fine folks running the Trading Company, in addition to East Glacier’s Whistling Swan Motel and Two Medicine Grill.  They’re awfully nice folks and y’all be sure to tell ’em we said hi when you stop in to see them.  In the slightly inane way of Southerners, I feel quite bonded to Mark simply because I love to cheer for his alma mater’s football team, the Ole Miss Rebs, and to Colleen because of the way she writes about making her home on Glacier Park’s border, both on her fantastic blog and in her beautiful essay, Harder to Leave, featured in A View Inside Glacier National Park, a book released in celebration of Glacier’s centennial last year.  That, and the fact that just like Honeydew and I, Mark and Colleen are working hard to run a multi-faceted business and raise a family in one of the most harshly beautiful places I know of.

Anyway, I digress.  The Glacier Park Trading Company has picked up our line of handmade, 100% natural beeswax Christmas ornaments!

Here’s a few ornaments in an unfinished state.  Add a rafia hanger and you get the general idea.  How many of your Christmas ornaments are 100% natural and made from a renewable resource that smells like sunshine and honey?  Hmmm.  I thought so.

To git your East Glacier questions answered, your lodging needs met, and your pack resupplied, call  406-226-9227!   Thanks again for carrying our beeswax ornaments, Mark and Colleen.  Cheers to the 2011 season!

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As y’all know, we had a ball at the 2011 Made in Montana Marketplace, and we’ve been featuring our new retailers on the blog for the last couple of weeks.  Today, we spotlight Latigo & Lace, a darling and eclectic little landmark in Augusta, Montana:

At Latigo and Lace, owner Sara Walsh has corralled the state’s best arts and crafts under one roof – in addition to Glacier County Honey Co. beeswax candles, you’ll find bronzes and ceramics by Montana artists, regional books, jewelry, clothing, and baskets filled with other treasures tucked into the store’s corners.  Sara takes pride in offering “Made in Montana” products like Glacier County Honey’s, and she serves up a delightful cappuccino, too.

Turned bowls created by John Noyes

Vase by Melora Neaves

Original bronze by Joe Halko

If you’re driving Hwy 287 through Augusta (and non-Montanans, you might be, too, if you’re coming up to Glacier from Yellowstone – Hwy 287 is your best route!), stop in to Latigo & Lace and tell Sara thanks for stocking Glacier County Honey candles!  She’s located at 124 Main Street, and her hours are 9:30am-6:00pm.  Phone is (406) 562-3665.

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While we’re introducing our new retailers in the Flathead, we’d also like to express our thanks to the very first retailer who took a chance on carrying Glacier County Honey Co. products, back when I was still creating each “label” by hand …

Ah, memory lane.

Our kind friends at the Prairie Peddler, in Shelby, Montana, proudly offer the best honey you’ve never tasted, just over the Glacier County line.  The Prairie Peddler was founded by Cindy Rogers and Bridget Larson in 1989, and Cindy carries on as sole proprietress today.  Never willing to settle for the status quo, Cindy takes pride in offering a wide and unusual array of gift items, books, apparel, and other novelties at the Prairie Peddler.

Cindy serves up a great espresso, too, and I can’t drive through Shelby without stopping for one … and sometimes that stop also leads me to their ice cream menu … sigh.

If you’re in the Shelby area, stop in at the Prairie Peddler, located at 319 Main Street, and tell them thanks for carrying our honey … they’re open 9-5:30 Monday-Friday, 9:30-5 Saturday, and 10-1 Sunday.  Thanks, Cindy – cheers from one small Montana business to another!

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