3. Maple Syrup is Seasonal
Maple syrup has its season between late February and early April. When the trees begin to bud, product quality declines. The trees produce the most yield after cold winters and seasons with low snowfall are a grave concern for farmers. Tapping trees are all about timing it right, tap too early, and you lose out on syrup volume.
Maple syrup is 100-percent pure and organic. Farmers use sustainable methods based on guidelines set by the FQMSP in Quebec, as well as Canadian laws that regulate farming activities. Each year they tap the trees in different locations to preserve the health of the sugar trees and ensure optimal growth of the groves.
The Canadian law; Loi sur la protection du Territoire et des activités agricoles (Preservation of Agricultural Land and Agricultural Activities’ Act,) protects agriculture zones and prevents the cutting of an entire grove. This legislation ensures that the trees have time to recover from any harvesting activities.