Welcome to Rainforest Spice Company
We appreciate you stopping by! We hope you find this site interesting and informative.
This site is a work in progress so you might want to check back again. 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!
We will be available Saturdays at the Fayetteville Towne Center on Rt. 5 in Fayetteville from 10am-1pm AND the Oneida County Public Market Inside Union Station Utica from 9am-1pm on the following dates:
DEC. 9, 23
JAN. 13, 27
FEB. 10, 24
MAR. 10, 24
APR. 14, 28
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.
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.
Margaret McCormick is a freelance writer and editor in Syracuse. She blogs about food at eatfirst.typepad.com. Follow her on Twitter at @mmccormickcny