Thursday, January 10, 2013

Site visits to Honeyville and Emergency Essentials

  I passed several of these brick and mortar stores on my trek north to visit my sibling.  Wanted to pass along some info. I passed 2 Honeyville and several Emergency essentials stores.  I stopped in one of each on the way up, and will try to do the same on my way south.  Here are my observations:

Honeyville: seems to have more stuff, or is at least easier to find, than on the website. Store is large and spacious. there is space for classes on cooking or use of the products to be held. Prices seem to be lower than the website, especially on the 25 to 50 lb bags of grain. Also, I've found items that I didn't see of the web, either because they were regional, seasonal or small quantity. These included some wonderful dried cherries and boxed dairy items.

Emergency Essentials: Seems to carry just what is in the catalogue, and were out of many of the popular items like My Choice baking soda and chopped onion. The stores are small and compact.

Frankly, I was more impressed by Honeyville. Unfortunately I missed one of the Honeyville's I wanted to visit -- wrong exit and would have required about an hour of back-tracking.  I'll get it on the way home and let you know if it's as good or better than the one I did visit.


  1. I so wish we had a store like that where I'm located.

    1. Me, too. Closest one to my home is a Honeyville 3 hours away. It was a real treat to go in. It's not cost effective for us to shop there regularly due to the drive, but if I have business in the area I take advantage. I didn't buy lots on the way up because I already had a bunch of stuff in the car and didn't want more new stuff sitting cold in the car for weeks. It will be less of a problem on the way home!!

    2. We don't have any stores nearby either but I found the foo from to be very tasty and they ship it right to my door with FedEx. Prices are reasonable too.