Welcome to Rainforest Spice Company

We appreciate you stopping by!  We hope you find this site interesting and informative.

 We will be updating here with work we are doing in the field, with the bees, hives and other bee keeping work. We will also be providing new recipes.

We hope to see you at the markets, so check out our schedule. At the markets we will have products from the hive!  We offer honey sampling of an extensive variety of wild and infused honey.  We also have vanilla products and spices!

2019 Summer markets

New Hartford Sherrillbrook Park: Every Tuesday 3:00 to 7:00

Fayetteville Towne Center: Every Thursday 12:00 to 6:00 Utica at

The Union Train Station: Every Saturday 9:00 to 6:00

Our Honey Products are also sold at:

Natur-Tyme located at 3160 Eie Blvd, Dewitt

Kinney Drugs in Camden , NY

You can find can also find us on Facebook!  https://www.facebook.com/RainforestSpiceCompany

To request a product and price list, email us at sales@rainforestspice.com or call 315 292-8812.

Why you should choose Rainforest Spice Co.

Raw, unprocessed Honey.  Our honey is derived from local flowering plants and trees. We cultivate raspberries, strawberries, blueberries and other vegetable plants. The wide assortment of wildflowers and the unique diversity in the Tug Hill area yields a multi-floral aroma and taste with a smooth texture and complex flavors. Our repeat customers will attest to that.

Madagascar Vanilla Beans. We also offer our line of fairly traded spices including our Vanilla Extract, ground vanilla and vanilla paste.  All hand crafted in small batches from Organic, fairly traded Madagascar Vanilla Beans.

In the News

Rainforest Spice Co.bee
Article by Margaret McCormick

Vanilla extract. Taberg, in Oneida County, is a long way from Madagascar, but that’s where Rainforest Spice Company owner Tim Hoda is based, and where he handcrafts pure vanilla extract from fairly traded and responsibly produced vanilla beans from Madagascar.

For almost six years, Hoda, a beekeeper, has been producing vanilla extract for restaurants like The Tailor and the Cook, in Utica, and for some bakeries. This year, he started selling his vanilla products at the Oneida County Public Market at Union Station in Utica and via mail order. Prices start at $7 for vanilla beans (2), $8 for vanilla extract (50 ml),. Hoda also offers ground vanilla and vanilla sugar and plans to carry vanilla paste.

To request a product and price list, email Hoda at sales@rainforestspice.com or call 315 292-8812.

Margaret McCormick is a freelance writer and editor in Syracuse. She blogs about food at eatfirst.typepad.com. Follow her on Twitter at @mmccormickcny