Isn’t all maple syrup Organic?
Myth vs. Reality
No, not all maple syrup is organic!
There is a difference between organic maple syrup and non-organic maple syrup. For years health
conscious consumers have seen the word “Pure”associated with maple syrup and assumed the best. Many conventional maple
farmers can practice organic stewardship, but Organic certification guarantees the following:
No pesticides or chemicals were used to manage this forest. Like any crop, a forest can be
and is sprayed for insect problems or have unwanted trees that can be and are killed by chemicals. The same organic
standards for field crops apply to maple forest, i.e., buffer zones, runoff, no fertilizers etc. Organic certification
assures no pesticides/chemicals were used.
A healthy forest. Organic standards limit the number of taps in maple trees. This practice
sustains the health of the tree. Conventional methods can use as many taps as desired. Organic certification guarantees
a wholistic approach to maple production.
From our suppliers of this organic maple syrup:
Is to bring you 100% pure and organically produced maple products. This means not only offering you a non-artificial,
additive and preservative free product, but also bringing you a socially and economically responsible commodity. Great
effort has gone into selecting woodland farmers whose standards represent stewardship to the environment and our
Quality & Price
The only way for us to be in business is to offer you QUALITY. We do this by selecting those maple producers who pay
great attention to the fine science of making maple syrup. When nature says it’s time to let the sap flow, a producer
may spend weeks nonstop collecting, dumping, filtering and boiling the sap, measuring brix (sugar) content, rotating
pans, checking and double checking temperature, draining off different grades, cleaning equipment, packaging syrup into
containers, and many other tasks! The result for you is a very high value product that we feel deserves a fair price for
both the producer and the user!
Maple River Valley considers every maple farmer and maple coop we do business with as an important alliance and take our
pledge to give a sustainable pay price to our farmers very seriously. Every year we meet with our maple coop and
individual farmers to determine a fair price. Because of this close relationship with our farmers, we are able to create
high standards of quality and consistency. We hope you appreciate them as much as we do!
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