Katz Bagels in the Mission District has been forcibly closed by the S.F. Health Department. (Photo/Flickr-gazeronly CC BY-ND 2.0)
Katz Bagels in the Mission District has been forcibly closed by the S.F. Health Department. (Photo/Flickr-gazeronly CC BY-ND 2.0)

Kosher honey farm for sale; Katz Bagels closed due to ‘severe rat infestation’

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Marshall’s Farm Honey, one of the Bay Area’s two Jewish-owned, kosher honey businesses, is for sale. Marshall’s honey was a staple at many Jewish events. Begun by Helene Glickfeld Marshall, a longtime San Franciscan who died in 2016, the business has been run most recently by her husband. Daughter Tamara Rubin says the land in Napa is now in escrow, but she is hoping to find a buyer for the business to own and operate it fully, or in a partnership with the family, by the end of this year. “My mother made Marshall’s Farm Honey a Bay Area institution, and I would hate to see it just disappear,” Rubin says. For information, visit HoneyFarmForSale.com.


Katz Bagels was forced to close due to a rat infestation, Mission Local reported last week. Rat droppings and live cockroaches were found in numerous places during a random inspection by the San Francisco Health Department.

According to the health department report cited by Mission Local, “This facility’s permit to operate has been suspended due to an imminent public health risk. Facility was found to have a severe rat infestation.”

It’s unknown when Katz Bagels will reopen.

Alix Wall
Alix Wall

Alix Wall is a contributing editor to J. She is also the founder of the Illuminoshi: The Not-So-Secret Society of Bay Area Jewish Food Professionals and is writer/producer of a documentary-in-progress called "The Lonely Child."