Honey in the Chesapeake Bay region comes in just about as many varieties as beer.
There’s the heavy-bodied “Black Locust,” ideal for baking. The dark, molasses-tinged “Buckwheat,” to sweeten a barbecue sauce. And the spicy “Goldenrod,” said to pair well with salted nuts and strong cheeses.
I got my education on honey in this month’s Edible Chesapeake Magazine (www.ediblechesapeake.com), an ideal publication for you to approach with any food-related travel articles you might have up your sleeve.
Not only does this magazine accept freelance articles, but Edible Chesapeake is actually one of over 50 “Edible” Publications across the U.S. and into Canada and Europe (perhaps in an area near you).
Each magazine has its own editor. But the common theme is community-centric, local food.
Edible Communities believes that, “…every person has the right to affordable, fresh, healthful food on a daily basis and that knowing where our food comes from is a powerful thing.”
And they’re not the only ones. Trends in food these days are tending toward the “locavore” movement — favoring farmer’s markets over mega shopping centers… seasonal produce over imported foods… and a yearning to maintain rich, local traditions through food.
If that feels about right to you, you should submit something to Edible Chesapeake or the regional Edible magazine near you. First, check the Edible Communities website (EdibleCommunities.com) to find out if there’s a magazine for your area.
You can’t always read through the entire issue online. But you’d do well to at least scan the article headlines from the covers of past issues.
To pitch story ideas or photos to Edible Chesapeake here. (Check your local magazine’s website for more details on submitting there.)
And don’t forget that some editors can be finicky. There aren’t any writer’s guidelines here, so you’ll want to be careful to follow proper editor etiquette when you’re pitching your story ideas. It would be a shame for your idea to go directly into the waste bin just because you forgot to address the editor the right way.
[Editor’s Note: Learn more about opportunities to profit from your travels (and even from your own home) in our free online newsletter The Right Way to Travel.]