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New International Standard for Grading Maple Syrup 0

You will soon see a new grading system for maple syrup. The new system is much simpler and helps consumers by adding flavour descriptors to the different colours of maple syrup. Basically there will be one grade; Grade A. Maple syrup that does not meet the requirments of Grade A will be marked as Procesing Grade.

Grade A will be diveded into four colour classes:

Golden maple syrup with a delicate taste

Amber maple syrup with a rich tsate

Dark maple syrup with a robust taste

Very dark maple syrup with a strong taste

 

You can click here for a smaple of the grades and furthur explanation.

Sap Continues To Run After Being Stalled By Warm Weather 0

After an early start to the maple syrup season in March, we had some unusually warm weather in Nova Scotia with temperatures over 25 degrees Celsius , causing the sap to stop running out of the maple tree. Although everyone enjoyed having a summer day in March, maple syrup producers were not satisfied with their sap collection. Thankfully, in some areas of the maritimes, the temperature has gone down far enough for the sap to start running again. Some maple syrup producers are now collecting sap again, and hoping that the colder weather will last for a while longer. 
Check out our Maple Syrup Season 2012 photo album on Facebook for some awesome photos from this year's sap collection. 

Holiday Gifts 0

If you're looking for a holiday gift idea for family, friends, or co-workers, check out our Gift Ideas page! We have a variety of gift crates that are perfect for anyone. Our selection includes gift crates featuring maple products, blueberry products, cranberry products, coffee,and many more! All of our gift crates include a complimentary greeting card, just type the preferred content of the card into the Special Instructions or Order Comments field during the checkout process.  Stop by our retail shop for more gift baskets and stocking stuffers!