Left to right: Sno-Valley Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Kelly Coughlin, Incoming Chamber Board President Michael Hughes, Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson, Buckshot Honey Owner and Chef David Storm, Tracy Storm (David’s proud mother) and Paige Witmer. Photo by William Shaw/Snoqualmie Valley Record

Left to right: Sno-Valley Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Kelly Coughlin, Incoming Chamber Board President Michael Hughes, Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson, Buckshot Honey Owner and Chef David Storm, Tracy Storm (David’s proud mother) and Paige Witmer. Photo by William Shaw/Snoqualmie Valley Record

Here’s how Buckshot Honey got its name

Snoqualmie business celebrates first anniversary after opening during pandemic.

With its grand opening just one year ago, at the July 29 first anniversary celebration, Buckshot Honey owner David Storm expressed his deep gratitude to the community of Snoqualmie.

During the challenges of COVID-19, Storm appreciated how the people of the Valley have supported him and his business. When asked what he had learned over the past year, Storm said that during the deepest and scariest part of the pandemic, he had many personal conversations with his customers and built strong connections from the genuine feelings shared during that uncertain time.

Storm also recounts how the Buckshot Honey name was an ode to his great aunt Thelma. While in her 80s, Storm was visiting his spry great aunt when she told him she was going out to get some dinner. She returned a few hours later with a shotgun and fresh squirrels. As she set the table, there was a bowl in front of his plate, so Storm asked if they were having soup. Aunt Thelma leaned in close and said, “That’s for the buckshot, honey!” To this day, it was one of the tastiest, most memorable meals Storm said he has ever had.

For more information on Storm’s “Cascadian BBQ joint” nestled in a turn of the century “old west” style bank building in historic downtown Snoqualmie, go to www.buckshothoney.com or visit them on Facebook. Buckshot Honey is located at 38767 SE River St., Snoqualmie. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Phone: 425-292-0200.


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