Summer Update

by Don 8/15/2009 8:38:00 AM

We have been making preparations for next season, even as we continue to bottle on a regular basis to keep up the sweet cravings of our customer base. Our bottling unit has been upgraded  by adding a quick adjusting table.  This allows us to easily and rapidly adjust to different size bottles, as well as fill up to three bottles simultaneously.

In July, we visited a large maple operation in northern Minnesota which incorporates rerverse osmosis, thereby removing much of the water prior to the sap entering the evaporator. This reduces the time, but more importantly reduces the energy consumption to produce syrup. This may be one of our future upgrades.

Syrup Now Available!

by Don 4/23/2009 10:34:00 PM

We have a variety of bottles available for purchase. Enjoy our maple syrup for breakfast on oatmeal, pancakes, french toast, used in a salad dressing or basting fish or chicken on the grill.  For dessert, try maple syrup on ice cream!

Season Finale!

by Don 4/11/2009 2:06:00 AM

Team Somerskogen is completing its most successful season ever.  We have obtained over a full gallon of syrup for every 2 taps.  By comparision, one gallon per 4 taps is an average yield. To achieve this production we ran the evaporator for 130 hours.  Our final total for the year should be 360 gallons of delicious maple syrup!

We will begin the cleaning prodedures today and begin bottling this next week.