Honey Dew Naturals is one of the most successful small businesses targeted to natural families in Knoxville, TN. The family-owned business began out of necessity and has blossomed into a passion and way of life for owners Nate and Alicia Huff.
When their first son was born, the Huff’s desire to live naturally began to prompt changes in their household. They began phasing out harmful chemicals and incorporating more natural alternatives. Alli spent hours studying herbs and food. The natural way of life took hold fully when their second son was born premature. He was born with a compromised immune system, so the Huffs explored ways to boost his immunities the natural way with herbs and other natural methods.
When the Huff’s twin daughters were born at 25 weeks gestation, their world was turned upside down. After a long stay in the NICU, lots of prayer and many tough decisions, the girls both came home alive and healthy. Keeping them that way was a challenge, but through the knowledge the Huffs gained about natural living it has been made an easier task.
Nate is a beekeeper with an ever-growing apiary. He keeps his bees without the use of chemicals and is always working to learn more about organic beekeeping. He mentors new beekeepers. When he’s not with his bees, he’s usually packing Honey Dew Naturals orders and preparing for markets and events. When she’s not homeschooling their kids, Alli can be found experimenting with new products and researching. She loves to share her knowledge of the benefits of herbs and whole foods with everyone through one-on-one conversations, teaching classes, and more importantly, passing her knowledge on to her children.
In their spare time, the Huff family enjoys music, camping, hunting, fishing, hiking, and anything else that has to do with the outdoors and sustainable living.