Tapping is complete!

We are finished tapping and are waiting for the first run of sap.The temperature later this week looks very favourable so we should make the first syrup of the 2021 season.

Startup is always very busy as there will be leaks to fix well as the pumps, the reverse osmosis machine and of course the evaporator to start. It will all be worth it with the first taste of fresh syrup.

On March 6 we held a family tapping event in our maple plantation with the Fortune Family bubble of people. Included were Ruth and Ray Fortune, Sherry and Jamie Fortune and Blair Walker with great grandchildren Alice and Angus. Angus, aged three, tapped in the spile for the first time.

We also held this event in remembrance of Don Dodds who passed away recently. Don was an excellent syrup maker and a maple equipment vendor and was a big help to maple producers, especially to those people just starting out.

The Fortune Family holding a small family tapping event.
The Fortune Family tapping event (Photo: Jim Robertson)

Our camp is now open daily 10am to 4pm.

Our new shopping cart is available and you can prebook your order.

  • The number of people in the camp at one time will be limited.
  • Face masks will be mandatory and we expect visitors to follow social distancing around the camp and on the trails.
  • The trails are open but snowy and are packed down with the snowmobile.

The Kettle Boys and Shanty Men will not be open this year. We very much regret the restrictions placed upon us by Covid-19. However,  if the rules are followed, your visit to the sugar bush should be safe and enjoyable. We look forward to seeing you, at a safe distance.

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