How is Pure Maple Syrup Made?
Pure Maple Syrup is made during a 4 to 5 week period in the spring. This is the time of year when maple trees are preparing for the summer growing season. The tree sap in the spring is much sweeter than the rest of the year to help the tree get ready for it’s summer foliage. Sap can be harvested by tapping a small hole into the side of the tree. Strict guidelines are followed so that the tree is not harmed. Conditions must be right for the sap to flow and, in general, it only flows rigorously for about 10 to 15 days during this 4 to 5 week period. The sap is collected and then simply boiled and boiled until most of the water is removed and only sweet maple syrup is left. It takes about 40 gallons of maple sap to make one gallon of maple syrup. Nothing is ever added and only water is removed. Once the maple syrup is boiled and finished, it is carefully filtered and stored until it is time to reheat it and package it into the bottles you see before you.
Note: Sugarhouse Rewards Maple Syrup is available in 5 sizes. Please see size listing below. Products shipped via UPS. Shipping within Wisconsin or Minnesota is $5.00; for shipping outside of Wisconsn or Minnesota, the minimum charge is $10.00.