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.

Start of the 2016 Season

After a very warm fall, winter has finally arrived and we are busy getting ready for the maple season. The jet stream, which has a major impact on our weather, has moved south of the great lakes to its normal track. If this continues we should have a “normal” spring but possibly a bit early.

We look forward to welcoming our returning visitors as well as newcomers to Fortune Farms.

If you wish to reserve syrup or other products phone 613 256 5216 or send an email to info@fortunefarms.ca.

End of 2015 season

At the end of another successful season we’d like to thank all of our customers who make every season worth it! We are very lucky to have such loyal customers.

Thank you for coming out and visiting and supporting us! See you next year.

Syrup still available

We still have stock left of all varieties. Please call to place your order and arrange pick up: 613-256-5216.