Monday, April 18, 2011

Blustery Elmvale Festival Still a Success - Check Out the Video!

Along with the appearance of the spring peepers, the Elmvale Maple Syrup Festival usually corresponds with the end of another maple season. This year, the festival wound up on a rather blustery Saturday and still lots of faithful customers came out to celebrate maple with us. Thanks to all of those who braved the wintery weather!

There was a nice piece on the A Channel News on Saturday highlighting the Elmvale Festival. You can find it here. If you fast-forward to the eight-minute mark, it runs for about two minutes. If you watch closely, you'll see our own special thirty seconds of fame from about 9:00min - 9:30min. You're a natural, Jesse!

For those who didn't make it to Elmvale on Saturday, and would still like to stock up on the 2011 crop, we will be open from 9:00am - 5:00pm on Good Friday and also on Easter Sunday. Our sugarhouse will be closed on Saturday, when you will find us returning to the Orillia Farmers' Market for their own special Maple Syrup Festival. After Sunday, we will return to keeping our usual irregular hours so please call ahead -- (705) 835-5780.


Bruce Sherman said...

Hello and Congrats to that star-studded... but always humble McCutcheon Hive!

Glad that 2011 went so well... and that the media world has found you finally! Took them long enough! HAHA!!

Check out my blog! I held my own Maple Syrup Festival at Apes Hill! And you ashared the spotlight... and were featured.... front and centre!!!

"How sweet it was!"

A ROARING success... likely to change Spring festivities there on that Paradise....forever!!

Glad to hear your good news!

Warmest regards... and sweet sales at the Farmer's Market!

Bruce and Deb

Carley McCutcheon said...

Welcome back, Bruce! Checked out your blog -- your trip sounded wonderful, glad for you! And I like the sound of your special Barbadian Maple Fest too... a new tradition, perhaps?

Nice to hear from you!

Carley McCutcheon said...

and PS. Thanks for the kind wishes!

Bruce Sherman said...

Hi there Carley!... Thanks for the "warm" words of welcome.... Mother Nature sure didn't offer much in the way of encouragement!

It was surprising to hear Lisa's Bajan "sigificant other" extolling the virtues of Canadian Maple Syrup... and the "new" scientific evidence... as you pointed out regarding the health benefits of maple syrup.

I've made the introduction... volunteer to be the Barados rep for McCutcheon Syrup... a "sweet" move for sure Girl!You'd love the people and the climate!

Be seeing you soon!

Warmest regards,

Carley McCutcheon said...

Haha, that sounds fabulous! Sign me up! I suspect I would enjoy the climate (easy to say so on a day like this) and the people too. I will put Barbados on my "places to go" list. Glad you got them hooked on the good stuff (I suspect that the rum helped with that, haha).

Look forward to seeing you!

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