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Bayou Country Honey

The Sweetest Little Farm in Acadiana

You’re driving down a well-traveled country road in Duson. On the side of the road, you spy a diminutive hand-lettered sign: Honey For Sale. Behind the sign, you find a driveway pass an assortment of buildings, from a tiny home to an industrial-looking metal behemoth. You park next to the rustic shack with a wide-open door and another Honey For Sale sign. This is Bayou Country Honey, Jesse and Marcia Gifford’s sweet little slice of heaven. What makes it so sweet? Well, it could be the 4500 bees the Giffords keep. Or it could be that their customers get to buy honey, on the honor system, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. “We’ve even had folks show up on Christmas Day,” says Marcia Gifford.

A Sweet Setup