Sunday, April 14, 2019

Last Day of 2019


Do we look happy?? We made it through another maple syrup season!
Yesterday was our last day of collecting sap and boiling syrup for 2019. We will remain open from 1pm - 5pm daily for sales, and will do so up to and including Easter Sunday. After that, please call (705) 835-5780 to confirm hours or make arrangements. 
It was literally a short and sweet year, will post more on that later but for now, a big thank you to all of our friends and loyal customers who stopped by over the past few weeks. Now bring on that summer weather!!

Saturday, April 13, 2019

End Is Near!


You just can’t second guess mother nature! We thought the maple season was ending yesterday afternoon with the very warm temperatures. We even started emptying tanks and washing up but the sap wouldn’t stop running! It ran slowly all night and we’ll be boiling again this afternoon. 
For those who have been patiently waiting, we now have delicious ‘Dark’ grade maple syrup available for sale in 1L, 2L, and 4L sizes. The sun is going to shine all day today. It will be a beautiful day to visit the sugarbush, and it might be the last chance to see the evaporator in action this year. Hope to see you between 1pm - 5pm!

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Midnight Boil


The sap doesn’t punch a clock — if the temperature does not freeze at night it continues to run. Makes for a tired syrupmaker, but what a beautiful scene ๐Ÿงก
Hope to see you today between 1pm and 5pm.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Lots To See And Learn On A Visit To The Sugarhouse!



Fresh syrup being drawn off the evaporator while Jesse and Ken keep a close eye.

We are hoping for a busy weekend with very mild temperatures predicted. The end of the season is drawing near, come out and visit between 1pm - 5pm!

Friday, April 5, 2019

Lots Of Sap!


It has been a happy week for sap lovers! Lot of very large runs this week. There has been a high concentration of sugar in the sap this year and it is producing beautiful maple syrup.

Come on by any day, we are open from 1pm - 5pm!

Friday, March 22, 2019

Opening Weekend!



We’ve got all hands on deck this snowy morning! After a busy week with big runs of sap we are finally working at bottling up our first batch of 2019!

Tomorrow will be our opening day, and we will be here from 1pm - 5pm with delicious, first-of-the-season Maple Syrup for you. Come for a visit, enjoy some sugar-on-snow, and stock up on liquid gold. We will be open every day now until the end of the season with the same hours, 1pm - 5pm.

Can’t wait to see you! ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฅž


Friday, March 15, 2019

Finally Some Action In The Sugarhouse!



The trees eventually thawed out yesterday, and the sap began to run very well through the night and into today. So much so, in fact, that we overflowed our storage tank! It is an extremely busy time for a syrup-maker trying to keep up with a heavy run of sap and getting the evaporator fired up for the first time since last year. Every bit of attention must go into the operation to ensure that no precious sap goes to waste, and that all of the equipment is running smoothly. 


The weather this weekend looks too cold again for sap, and so we should be able to work at filtering and finishing our first-run syrup and bottling it up. We anticipate that we will be able to open next weekend with fresh syrup for sale, but we will confirm the day and the hours closer to the end of next week. Please check this page or call (705) 835-5780 to hear a recorded message regarding our opening day. We can’t wait to welcome you to our sugarhouse soon!

Friday, March 8, 2019

Good Things Come To Those Who Wait!


So far, the 2019 maple syrup season is taking its time. Last year, we had syrup on the 21st of February. This year, while we have had some suitable weather to begin tapping the trees and preparing for the season, temperatures mild enough to get the sap running have eluded us, and don’t appear to be forecast for a little while yet. Mother Nature is the ultimate boss on this International Women’s Day; she’s as strong as they come and does exactly as she wishes! We are waiting patiently until she’s ready to bring some spring sweetness, and in the meantime we will have all of our trees tapped and will be well prepared when it does arrive.

Last year’s crop is sold out and we remain closed until we have some fresh syrup available. Please keep an eye here or on our Facebook page for updates, and hopefully we’ll be boiling soon!

Friday, April 27, 2018

Longest Season On Record

The 2018 Maple Syrup Season was a record-breaker of sorts. April 23rd was our final day of production, the latest we've had in our history of making maple syrup. The previous record of April 22nd happened way back in 1978! Although this year's season was extremely long, the yield was average overall due to many stretches of cold weather throughout.

You will find us this Saturday at the annual festival in Elmvale. Bundle up and come on out for one last maple hurrah! You can enjoy a pancake breakfast, tour a local sugarbush, watch the log-sawing competition, have some maple sugar-on-snow, and most importantly stock up on McCutcheon's Maple Syrup ๐Ÿ˜‰ Hope to see you there!


Friday, March 30, 2018

Open Easter Weekend

https://www.facebook.com/McCutcheonsMapleSyrup/videos/1653938574695083/

We have had a few inquiries, and yes, we are open for visitors this Easter weekend from 1pm - 5pm daily, including Good Friday!

This week we finally broke through the cold spell, and the above-zero daytime temperatures were exactly what we needed for the sap to run again. The sugarhouse shelves are well stocked with all the delicious, fresh maple goodness you need to complete your Easter feasts! Hope to see you