maple tree buds in the sun while the maple sap flows

Climate Criteria for Collecting Maple Sap

Maybe you’ve heard this before: in order for the sap to flow in a maple tree and harvest it for making syrup, temperatures need to be above freezing during the day and below freezing at night.  Well, we’ve been tapping maples to make syrup for several years, and I must say: assuming sap is flowing simply because it is 33°F (1°C) or above is incorrect.  There are other factors at play.
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Chapter 1: Why Use Maple Syrup instead of Cane Sugar

We worked very hard on Local Sugar, but we don’t want to prevent anyone from experiencing it.  So here, for free, is Chapter 1 of the book.  The seed of this was originally a rough post on this blog several years ago, but we’ve updated and improved it big time for publishing.  It’s a quick, clear cut read that won’t waste your time.  Enjoy!   Continue reading “Chapter 1: Why Use Maple Syrup instead of Cane Sugar”

3 Unique Salad Dressing recipes made with MAPLE SYRUP

Honey is dominating the salad game.  What’s up with that!  Maple syrup doesn’t just go on your pancakes anymore!  Here are 3 tree-mendous salad dressings to pick from for the next time you want to make your greens do a little happy dance.

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