With the sap now running at more than 2,500 sugar maple farms across the province, it’s a great time to get out and learn about the syrup-making process, support local producers and enjoy this tasty Ontario treat.
Celebrate this sweet season by:
- Touring a Maple Farm: Visit one of the many maple syrup festivals and events happening across the province. The first weekend of April is Ontario’s Maple Weekend – when maple syrup producers open their doors to demonstrate how this natural sweetener is made, from tree to table.
- Buying Local: Purchase Ontario-made maple syrup at your local grocery store or directly from a producer. Look for the Foodland Ontario or Ontario Maple Syrup logo.
- Fusing Flavours: Chefs and home cooks alike are finding innovative and delicious ways to use maple syrup in their own recipes – from traditional dishes like Pear Tartlets with Maple Cream to more globally-inspired recipes such as Maple Garlic Spareribs and Cabbage, featured by Foodland Ontario.
Selecting Ontario maple products at your farmer’s market or grocery store not only supports local producers, it creates good jobs and helps grow the province’s economy as well. Last year, maple farmers across the province produced over 1.8 million litres of flavourful, high quality maple syrup, which directly contributed more than $32 million to Ontario’s economy.
Supporting Ontario’s maple farmers and producers is part of Ontario’s plan to create jobs, grow the economy and help people in their everyday lives.