Next week is our 2018 maple season. We are pleased to offer… Maple Water! Maple season happens once per year and only for a week or two max.
Could you use our maple water to make your own homemade maple syrup? Yes, but… If you are thinking about making your own syrup, you should know it takes 40 gallons of maple water to make about 1 gallon of syrup, and it’s a bit tricky. In fact, our first year I almost burned our house down, so it is now an outdoor activity only. We hope to offer maple syrup for sale later in the year.
We plan to offer the option to have half gallon jugs of maple water delivered with your eggs. The timing is up Mother Nature, but it should be the first week in March.
Due to the short window of the season and the perishable nature of the product, it will only be offered one time this year. However, maple water does freeze well, so you can stock up if you have the freezer space. (Freezing it does not alter the super-fresh natural flavor or nutrition profile, unlike pasteurizing.) We even recommend this, since there’s probably nothing more refreshing on a hot summer day than a glass of icey-cool maple water. It’s also fabulous after a workout, or a post-indulgent-weekend recovery. In season, we’ve been known to bring visitors to the farm right over to a tree with a wine glass, to fill up from the source, for a welcome beverage. Even without your own backyard tree, you could certainly impress a guest or two by serving it well chilled (or frozen and blended) in a champagne flute for brunch….or use it to make coffee, tea, or cocktails to add a hint of sweetness and a great story to tell.
Did you know??? Maple Water trivia from around the world….
- North America (especially Canada) is the world’s largest producer of maple syrup from maple water
- South Koreans revere maple water, and have a thousand-year history of going to the mountains to harvest it every year. They drink it and use it for cooking water. It is called “gorosoe”, translated literally as “the tree that is good for the bones”
- Northern and Eastern Europeans tap both maples and birches, and drink the water as a health beverage in spring
- Many cultures consider maple water to have health-giving properties including: digestive health, immune system support, anti-inflammatory properties, high levels of antioxidants, even cancer fighting compounds. Read more here: https://wildfoodism.com/2015/02/24/the-health-benefits-of-drinking-maple-tree-sap/
If you would like some (pickup in Honesdale PA or UWS – NYC Only), please pre-order by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org before the last day of February.
Below is some marketing copy from a commercially available maple water and a pic of what it looks like on a shelf
Marketing copy from a commercial maple water package:
Untouched. Unspoiled. Unboiled.Only a tree could manufacture water this pure and this hydrating.Maple water is low calorie, gluten-free, dairy-free and non-GMO.It contains 46 naturally occurring vitamins, minerals, polyphenols,antioxidants prebiotics, minerals and electrolytes.It also has just half the sugar of coconut waterand more manganese than a cup of kale.And oh yes, it is the only water with that little hint of maple flavor.