WCCO TV visits Somerskogen

by Don 3/20/2016 6:18:00 PM


Molly Rosenblatt visited Somerskogen Sugarbush to find out how the unseasonably warm weather is affecting maple syrup production. Check out her interview:

Ice Out on Whaletail.

by Don 3/17/2016 5:20:00 PM



The markedly warm weather accelerated the loss of snow deep in the woods and the thinning of ice on the lake. The ice left Whaletail ( defined as 90% of ice off the lake ) on the afternoon of March 13th. This was the earliest in our 22 years on the lake. We suspect it is one of the earliest on record,  as Lake Minnetonka, which is one mile to our east, had ice-out on March 16th, the earliest since 1878!

This last week sap flow slowed to less than one gallon of sap per tap per day. The quality of the syrup remains outstanding, but we are seeing more of the Dark Robust grade of syrup. 


Bottling Syrup Soon!!!!

by Don 3/16/2016 1:51:00 PM

We anticipate bottling within the next two weeks when the production season is over.  If you order online and pay for your order, we will contact you via email  regarding shipping date. Send us an email at if you have any questions, requests, or special orders.

 The good sap production during this protracted warm weather has been a very pleasant surprise. Colder weather is forecast for the next few days which will lengthen the season further.