maple syrup

"From my perspective there are no bad sugarbush seasons," says David Manuel. "We always get something...or I should say we are given the gift of the sap to make into sugar, candy and syrup. To talk a little bit more in relevant and contemporary terms, it wasn't the best year, but it wasn't the worst - at least for me."

www.timberjay.com

This week Marshall tells us about the stories they covered in the Timberjay newspaper:  the maple tree tapping in downtown Ely, the Northwoods Grizzlies going to the state boys basketball tournament and what the 5 year moose survey found out. 

TimberSweet's Award Winning Maple Syrup

Mar 12, 2018

In 2013 Butch and Amy Fideldy had the great honor of winning Best in Show for their Grade A dark amber syrup from the North American Maple Syrup Council. The sap is starting its run in northern MN, so Butch and Amy joined Brett Carter and Katie Carter on Northern Community Radio's Morning Show to talk about their business – TimberSweet - and the process of making syrup.

Jill and Rob Hietala

If you've ever wanted to find out where local food comes from, or if you're interested in becoming a local grower yourself, there's an opportunity to visit Floodwood River Farm between 9 and 11 a.m. this Saturday morning as part of the 4th Annual Iron Range Harvest Festival.

David Harrington

Jim Fruth is a gatherer of maple sap, a maker of syrups and jams, and a fruit grower in northern Minnesota. In fact, he grows over 2,000 pounds of fruit annually on just half an acre at Brambleberry Farm in Pequot Lakes. Jim recently presented a workshop on maple syrup for beginners for Happy Dancing Turtle's annual "Back to Basics" gathering. He makes and sells more than 20 kinds of jams and jellies made from fruit grown on his farm.

He provides these pointers for beginners:

The tools of the trade: