As winter gives way to spring, Ontario’s Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs is encouraging consumers to take a trip to a local maple syrup producer to try sweet, local, and delicious maple syrup.
With the variety of maple products available, there's a maple syrup colour and flavour intensity to please everyone's taste.
During Ontario's maple harvest season, mid-February to early April, more than two million litres of syrup is produced.
Maple Syrup Facts
Maple syrup is made from the sap of primarily sugar, black, soft and red maple trees
Maple syrup is a natural product with no additives, and is a source of several vitamins and minerals.
Each spring Ontario Maple syrup festivals offer fun, family activities.
Ontario Maple Weekend will be held April 2 - 3, 2016 (www.mapleweekend.ca).
On January 1, 2016, amended maple regulations came into effect on how maple syrup is graded, classified and labelled.
source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs