Maple Syrup

We went for a ride in the country and ended up touring a Maple Syrup Farm! I really enjoy REAL ๐Ÿ Maple Syrup …so this just made my day!

That’s a Soybean field in the foreground. The Maple Syrup Farm also farms Soybeans and corn.

This is the young farmer who is showing us how they tap acres upon acres of Maple Trees! It’s all done with tubing and the sap all runs down hill to the Sugar House.

I was amazed that it is done this way …as I thought the sap was still collected in buckets. Some smaller operations still do collect the sap in buckets.

Sweet Man is learning how it’s all done!

Maple Trees Store starch in their trunks and roots. During January/February/March when the days are warmer the sap flows up into the tree trunk and flows out into the tubing. Then during the night when it is cold the sap flows back down into the roots of the tree. This is an ongoing process through the spring. The sap gets collected and is boiled down into Syrup.

I was given this fabulous Syrup yesterday by the young farmer. We enjoyed it immensely on pancakes today for lunch.

I hope you get to enjoy REAL Maple Syrup on your pancakes! It tastes soooo much better then the kinds found on your grocery store shelf. Most of them are made from corn syrup.

Until Next Time ~Nancy

30 thoughts on “Maple Syrup

  1. I admit it – I’m a maple syrup snob and proud of it. ๐Ÿ™‚ There really is nothing like the real thing. And, if you really want to appreciate the miracle of sap running from a maple tree and boiling down to syrup, you’d need to see it for yourself. It is an amazing process. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. It is! I toured a Maple Sugar House during the month of February a few years back and saw how they boiled it and turned it to Syrup! An amazing process indeed!

      Iโ€™m a Maple Syrup snob as well!

    1. Fun times! The farmerโ€™s two young children were with us and it made it so fun!

      Yes itโ€™s all about this climate that makes that awesome Maple Magic!

  2. What a picture perfect farm! It looks like something from a painting. I can understand how this is a visit to remember. It is always very interesting to visit different types of farms, to see where the real food comes from. Thank you for sharing your visit.

    1. Thanks for stopping in as I know you have had busy some days!

      This was a farm that was encompassing all the seasons for its production! Smart on this โ€œYoung Family!โ€

    1. It really was a fabulous tour! This is a young family … their name is actually Young as well. They are taking full advantage of ALL the seasons of food production on their farm. A smart family!

      We enjoyed the syrup the next day on pancakes!

      Thank you for reading! ๐Ÿ˜Š

      1. ๐Ÿ™‚ yes, but sadly, I only buy pure Canadian Maple Syrup. Was fortunate enough to be in Montreal for work back in 2008, and have been hooked on it ever since. (I love my new theme too – just playing with a ‘project’. Fingers crossed it publishes correctly, or at least as I believe it will.)

    1. I am so happy you saw this post.

      Did you know that Maple Syrup has different colors as well. Warmer days brings darker color in the sap. Some say it is richer in flavor. We saw little samples throughout their season. You could see when the days warmed up and the sap was darker!

  3. I love maple syrup and after a trip to the North east during a fabulous Fall tour, the Captain and I brought home several bottles of real maple syrup. I did not know the syrup was graded…A and B, so we learned new things as you did. Isn’t life grand?

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