Syrup Order letter coming soon!

by Don 5/11/2011 2:22:00 AM

  We have a great supply of this season's syrup in a variety of sizes, along with more of the delicious maple cream requested by many. Our order letter will be sent out within the next week for customers that prefer snail mail or want to pay by cash or check. Just a reminder, we had many new customers this last year, so plan your syrup supply to hold you 'til next season! It's rewarding to introduce more people to the delicious taste of pure maple syrup, nature's spring-time treat.

If you have any questions about ordering or maple syrup, feel free to send us an email or call us at 952-446-1555.


Enjoy spring! 

A New Record: 382 gallons of syrup!

by Don 4/14/2011 2:47:00 AM

A combination of excellent winter/spring weather, nearly record amount of snow this year (5th snowiest winter) and the gentle pull of the vacuum system on the taps resulted in an unexpected amount of sap flow.  This year the sap flowed through a special filter designed to remove any impurities, passed through a germicidal UV light and was refrigerated before being concentrated to 8% and flowing through the evaporator. Processing the sap as quickly as possible yielded high-quality syrup.

Reports from new and old customers indicate this may be the tastiest syrup ever!!! We hope you will enjoy one of nature's finest products and let us know what you think.

Maple Cream is here! 2011 Season coming to an end!

by Don 4/10/2011 1:34:00 PM

We have had a a very busy week with outstanding flows and fortunately, light amber syrup to make delicious maple cream. For all of you who have been waiting, maple cream is now here. Our webmaster will soon make the change on the ordering page; go ahead and satisfy your sweet tooth. It's perfect on toast, bagels, alone on a spoon, or simply with peanut butter on bread.

This year with the vacuum system providing 25 inches of negative pressure throughout the entire system, we have averaged 1/2 gallon of finished syrup per tap. By maintaining the correct  drop line (greater than 5% slope) and fixing sporadic leaks, we have had this gentle suction throughout the sugarbush. The vacuum pressure acts like a "low pressure system", encouraging the trees to keep dripping, but without any negative effect on the trees.  The reverse osmosis system installed this year removes approximately 75% of the water in the sap before it enters the evaporator. Enabling us to use much less wood and reduce our carbon footprint, the RO has added  sanity to our lives with all the sap we have collected.

 Our total syrup production at this writing is 340 gallons, with today our first day of Grade B. We will finish the season on Wednesday and report our final production total for 2011 towards the latter part of the week.