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What’s a Fair Price for Maple Syrup?

A summer of selling MapleWorxz™ Organic maple syrup at one of the region’s largest Farmers Market (Port Austin Farmers Marker) allowed us to field many questions about making maple syrup, grading, glass versus plastic and many more. The question that always...

Falling in Love with Maple and the Michigan Tradition

With much of the 2020 turmoil behind us, our family looks forward to March as the time of gathering together to produce our special "Taste the Michigan Tradition" maple syrup. We looked back at the end of this past year and created our first ever short video capturing...

C-19: A families Branding and Social Media Strategy

A pause at the Wood Shed Much of the past 2020 year has been a challenge and yet with all the trauma and Corona virus (C-19) fear, we have managed as a family to stay healthy. With staying healthy and aligning ourselves with the latest guidelines being the most...

Fall in Love with Maple Tours

The year 2020 has brought many interesting challenges spanning all facets of our lives, such as its significant impact on weddings, funerals, family reunions, and many more local community and association events. The maple syrup industry is no exception. Covid has...
Candied Maple Bacon

Candied Maple Bacon

  A Bacon lovers delight! 1 Pound 1/4 inch sliced bacon1/2 Cup Brown Sugar1/2 Cup Maple Syrup Preheat Oven to 325 degrees FLine two flat cookie sheets with rims with wax paperSprinkle the Brown Sugar in a shallow long panPour the Maple Syrup in another shallow...

Maple Syrup Pudding

Maple Syrup Pudding

  This is the best when warm ..... 1 3/4 Cups Milk1 Package 3 oz Cook & Serve Vanilla Pudding1/4 Cup Maple Syrup In a microwave-safe bowl, whisk the milk, pudding mix and syrup until combined. Cover and microwave on high for 5-6 minutes or until mixture comes...

Maple Flavored Jerky

Maple Flavored Jerky

Maple Flavored Jerky A recipe that we are trying this year and we hear is one of the best for Maple Jerky. 3 Pounds Venison sliced into 1/4 inch strips1 Cup Soy Sauce1/4 Cup Maple Syrup4 Cloves Garlic 4-6 Tbsp Course Black Pepper3/4 Cup Water 3 Tsp Liquid Smoke1/3 tsp...

Maple -Balsamic Vinaigrette

Maple -Balsamic Vinaigrette

Maple-Balsamic Vinegar Dressing  A favorite of our family 1/2 cup Balsamic Vinegar1/4 cup Maple Syrup2 tsp Dijon Mustard1 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil Place vinegar, Maple Syrup, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper into a blender. Pulse to combine, then add the olive...

Maple Syrup Pumpkin Pie

Maple Syrup Pumpkin Pie

  This is a Fall favorite especially at Thanksgiving time Use a basic flaky pie crust or 1 store-bought pie crust fitted into a 9-inch pie panPie Filling2 Large Eggs1 15 0z. Can Pure Pumpkin Puree1 Cup Heavy Cream3/4 Cup Pure...

Substituting Sugar with Maple Syrup

Substituting Sugar with Maple Syrup

Choosing Maple Syrup as a sugar substitute is one of the healthy choices being made to reduce processed foods in our diets. Making the change is easier that you think and has limitless possibilities in baking and cooking.

Maple Cheese Cake Pie

Maple Cheese Cake Pie

Maple Syrup Cheesecake Pie We were served this Maple Cheese Cake at the Michigan Maple Syrup Association's Fall Tour this year and it was fantastic! 1 1/3 Cups Graham Cracker Crumbs4 Tbsp. Melted Butter 3 8 oz. Packages of Cream Cheese (Softened)3 Large Fresh eggs1...

A Maple Syrup Nutrition Fact

A Maple Syrup Nutrition Fact

Did you know that:   2 oz of maple syrup contains 100 % of the daily allowance needed of manganese as well as 37 % of the riboflavin, 18 % of the zinc, 7 % of the magnesium and 5 % the of calcium and potassium. And it is said that the antioxidant level in a 2 oz...

Organic Maple Syrup

Organic Maple Syrup

With the advent of many organic products and the consumers desirability to have organic foods as a means to be the most health conscious as possible, we are often asked if our Maple Syrup is Organic. The best answer is yes however we are not USDA Certified Organic....

Maple Granola Recipe

Maple Granola Recipe

  One of our favorite recipes that was created over a period of time as more and more ingredients were added at the request of family members such as coconut, rasins, flax seed and cinnamon. We think it's the best! 1 Cup Slivered Almonds4 Cups Quick Oats4 Cups...

Raspberry Horseradish Maple Sauce

Raspberry Horseradish Maple Sauce

Hey--here is a Maple Syrup receipe that we think you will enjoy! Raspberry Horseradish Maple Sauce 1 cup Maple syrup1/4 cup Raspberry Jam2 teaspoons Horseradish1/2 teaspoon Coarse pepper¼ tsp. Himalayan Sea Salt Stir together maple syrup, raspberry jam ( or any...

Maple Butter Popcorn

Maple Butter Popcorn

One of our favorites is using maple syrup instead of caramel in our popcorn. We think this recipe is the very best and the testament is that it will not last an evening at our house. Maple Butter Popcorn ⅔ Cup Popcorn¾ Cup MapleWorxz Maple Syrup¼ Cup Butter¼ tsp....

A New Evaporator Hearth!

A New Evaporator Hearth!

Having the original evaporator hearth that my father purchased in 1949 which made syrup for countless years, we decided to rebuild the hearth. With the old hearth as a template, we engaged Sunrise Metal Company in Indiana to make the front and back airtight doors and...