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Organic Maple Syrup (Golden) from Quebec

Original price $0.00 - Original price $89.25
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Current price $9.62
540.0ml | $17.81 / l
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Category:

  • Sugar & Syrups

Shelf Life:

  • 3 Years

Country of Origin:

  • Canada
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PRODUCT OF CANADA

A local product that supports Canadian farmers, artisans and businesses, and reduces the pollution associated with long-distance transport.

Our organic golden maple syrup is made from 100% pure grade A organic maple syrup. Ours comes from l'Érablière de la Ferme St-Ours in St-Ours, QC (Montérégie region).

 

Why is Ferme St-Ours maple syrup so good?

  • Their 100% organic maple syrup is distinguished by a pronounced maple flavor and hints of vanilla and hazelnut. Holder of numerous prizes including a bronze medal by "l'Ordre National du Mérite agricole" in 2000, a silver medal in 2005, a gold medal in 2010. In 2010 they were also crowned "Commander" of "l'Ordre National du Mérite agricole" and won the "Agricultural Family of the Year" in 2018.

 

Who is the Ferme St-Ours?

  • Founded in the 1800s Ferme St-Ours is a 7th-generation family farm. The sugar shack has always been an important meeting point for the family. Innovative and committed to a healthy, sustainable environment for future generations, Ferme St-Ours began producing organic eggs in 2000. It also built an organic feed mill on the farm to ensure quality feed for its hens. In 2010, she transitioned her 5,800-tap maple grove to organic production. Since then, they've been constantly striving to improve their working and production methods, for the well-being of the team, birds and trees!
  • Since then, they have been concerned with providing products that respect the environment by conserving biodiversity in the maple grove and by ensuring that regional products are integrated into their processing. In addition, they make sure to choose equipment and cleaning products that meet the highest standards in the industry.
  • In order to maintain the unique taste of their organic maple syrup, they avoid mixtures, which gives it an authentic taste and allows discerning palates to distinguish the flavors specific to each moment of the production of maple syrup.

 

What are the different colors of maple syrup?

  • From light to dark the four color/taste profiles are Golden, Amber, Dark and Very Dark.
  • The darker the syrup, the stronger the maple flavor. For a syrup to make the grade, it must fall within the color range for that grade and have the proper flavor to match. Golden syrup must be light in color and have delicate flavor of maple. In cases where the flavor and color don't match, the grade goes to the flavor or color that is darkest or strongest. For example, a syrup that has Golden color but a Dark flavor can't be labeled as Golden, rather it is labeled as the Dark.

 

What does grade A mean?

  • There are 3 grades of maple syrup Grade A, Processing Grade and Substandard.
  • Grade A quality of maple syrup:
    • Has not more than 68.9 percent solids content by weight (Brix).
    • Has good uniform color.
    • Has good flavor and odor, and intensity of flavor (maple taste) normally associated with the color class.
    • Is free from off flavors and odors considered as damage.
    • Is free from cloudiness, turbidity, sediment, and is clean.
    • No deviants for damage shall be allowed in Grade A.
  • Processing Grade is any maple syrup that does not meet Grade A requirements, but meets the requirement of Processing Grade for use in the manufacturing of other products.
    • Processing Grade maple syrup cannot be packaged in consumer-size containers for retail sales (containers of less than 5 gallons).
    • May be any color class and any light transmittance; and not more than 68.9 percent solids content by weight (Brix).
    • May contain off flavors; and odors.
    • May have a very strong taste.
  • Substandard is the quality of maple syrup that fails to meet the requirements of Processing Grade maple syrup.

 

What is organic maple syrup?

  • You are not alone, while most organic products are pretty easy to understand, organic maple syrup is more complex. There are no GMO maple trees and fertilizing the forest does not sound very practical, so why buy organic?
  • Some people might argue that all maple syrup is organic and this is just a certification gimmick to raise prices. In reality organic maple syrup standards are more about eco-responsibility and sustainability.
  • Organic maple syrup producers must ensure the presence of 15% companion species, which means at least 15% of the trees in their woodlot must not be maple. Organic maple syrup producers must also keep maps of all their sites, as well as buffers if they are close to farmland or Christmas tree lots using prohibited materials such as pesticides.
  • Organic maple syrup producers are not allowed to cut undergrowth, and their fertilizer use is limited to the occasional use of wood ash or lime. Tubing to collect maple syrup must be installed with protectors to avoid damaging maple trees.
  • There are limitations to the size of maple trees that organic maple syrup producers can tap, the trees must have a diameter larger than 20cm at chest height in order to be tapped.
  • The only disinfectant allowed, which ensures there are no bacteria in the tap hole when the tree is tapped, for organic maple syrup producers is food grade ethyl alcohol. This alcohol evaporates completely leaving no residue.
  • Maple syrup producers normally use a reverse osmosis system to process sap before boiling. This cuts down on labor as well as fuel costs. Organic maple syrup producers must ensure that no mineral components of sap are removed during this process. This is generally achieved through the limitation of concentration of the maple sap.
  • To conclude, organic maple syrup is a sustainable product with strict documentation and inspection regulations. With organic maple syrup you get the maximum nutrients and guarantee maple syrup for generations to come.

If you are ordering a minimum of 1 pallet we can also package the syrup in 1L or 4L plastic jugs.

General Storage Tips:

• Protect from freezing.
• Keep refrigerated when opened.
• Store in the dark as light degrades flavors.
• Store below 21°C and < 50% humidity when sealed.