It's Sap Season

All Things Maple

It’s no surprise that Canadians produce and consume Maple Syrup by the gallon. We use it in desserts, salad dressings, BBQ sauce and you can drench almost every breakfast food in it for a naturally sweet flavour. Some even enjoy it on its own, poured over snow!

Snyder Heritage Farm

Snyder Heritage Farms is located in Breslau Ontario right on Maple Bend Road. Kevin and Anne Snyder are 5th generation farmers; their farm has been producing maple syrup for over 100 years.

Sustainable Practices - Kevin and Anne use only wood from their own forest to cook the sap (no fuel oil is used) and the wood lots are managed according to sustainable forest management guidelines and practices. They harvest a few trees every year, but only when the ground is frozen to reduce damage to the woodlot ecosystem.

There are no preservatives or fillers used to make Snyder syrup, only pure maple sap and water. In addition to their maple syrup, Snyder Heritage Farms produces turkeys, sweet corn and lots of fresh produce, all GMO free.

You can visit Snyder Heritage Farms on Maple Weekend, first weekend of April from 10:00 am-4:00pm or on Friday afternoons from 2:00 pm-7:00 pm.

1213 Maple Bend Rd., RR 1, Breslau, Ontario  |  519.741.1447  |

Heartwood Farm and Cidery

Set amidst the rolling hills and meandering rivers near the Village of Erin, Heartwood Farm and Cidery is a diverse 42-acre ecosystem of mixed pasture, fruit and nut orchards, woods and wetlands. They are dedicated to regenerative agriculture practices that produce healthy soils, sustainable water and nutrient cycles, contented animals, wholesome food for their community and valuable habitat for wildlife and pollinators.

Curious to know a bit more about the art and science of the sugar bush? Want to get your hands sticky learning the secrets of syrup making? Enquire about visiting their sugar shack. Hangout for a glass of cider and conversation afterwards - the tasting room is open 1:00pm - 5:00pm.

5438 Second Line, Erin, Ontario  |  416.527.4432  |

Mapleton Maple Syrup

A family owned business priding themselves on quality. They make their own Maple Syrup, with 3000 trees tapped locally. Using latest technology in grading, their maple syrup is produced using a 12 stage filtration system prior to bottling. Their products are available at the farm. Taste the difference.

8190 Concession 12, Drayton  |  519.638.2575  |

R-LIL Golden Treats Maple Sweets

Their "Sugar Shack" is located in 14 acres of maple bush, located between Palmerston and Harriston. They have an impressive 1200 taps hooked to a pipeline system. A forced air, wood fired evaporator is used to boil the sap. Collecting and boiling maple sap during the spring has become their passion.

Head over and see how maple syrup is produced and spend some time with owners Ron and Lillian in the sugar shack!

8936 Wellington Rd. 5, Palmerston, Ontario  |  519.343.2973  |  Visit their Facebook Page

Other Maple Producers in Wellington County
Ontario Maple

Often referred to as the first agricultural crop of the year, maple syrup is made from the sap of primarily sugar, red and black maple trees in late winter and early spring. Maple syrup is a completely natural product with no additives. It is chock full of minerals and plant proteins. Research is currently underway to determine how this natural sweetener and flavour enhancing product can benefit human health.

Discover various tasty maple products, recipes and local producers in Wellington County at


Maple Weekend

Hosted by The Ontario Maple Syrup Producers Association during the first weekend in April; Maple Weekend gives you the opportunity to tour sap productions and see how local maple products are produced from tree to table. And maybe sneak in a pancake or two…

Participants in the Maple Weekend can be found in Niagara, Waterloo and Halton Regional Municipalities, the County of Brant and Hamilton, also certain parts of Haldimand-Norfolk, Oxford, Perth and Wellington Counties.

A map of the local sugar producers participating in Maple Weekend can be found here.

55th Annual Elmira Maple Syrup Festival

The first Elmira Maple Syrup festival in 1965 drew a crowd of more than 10,000 people and it has been growing ever since! It has been recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the World’s Largest Single Day Maple Syrup Festival.

Expect sugar bush tours, antique shows, craft sales and a popular outdoor mall featuring local arts and crafts and outrageously indulgent food, such as deep fried Mars bars, maple burgers and sausages, potato torpedoes and funnel cakes.

The festival has been able to raise over $50,000 for local community groups.

Taste the tradition on April 4, 2020. For more information on the Festival times and events, view their website.

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