Processing Pure Maple Syrup with the Jasper's
Published on 4/30/2007
For a few families in the U.P., springtime is known as maple season. Between the months of March and April, thousands of gallons of maple syrup are harvested from our woods.
On April 14, 2007 we visited Jasper's Sugar Bush in Carney, MI during their open house. The first thing we noticed when arriving at the farm was the sugar shack and the steam billowing out of it. Mike Jasper was inside hard at work. The sap was running very well that day in result of one last blast of winter followed by very mild weather.
The maple fragrance from the sugar shack filled the air and could even be noticed as we took a sleigh ride through the maple stand. After the sleigh ride, we went back to the barn and enjoyed pancakes smothered in fresh pure maple syrup.
Many varieties of their product can be purchased through their website. Not only can you purchase maple syrup, but they also sell maple cream, maple candy and maple sugar.
In the video, you'll be given a brief history of the family business and a guide through the syrup-making process by Don Jasper, Mike's brother.
Pure maple syrup is definitely a condiment that deserves respect. It may be easy to be tempted to purchase the less expensive maple-flavored syrups, but visit this web page to learn the many benefits of pure maple syrup.