5 Facts You Should Know

5 Facts You Should Know About Maple Syrup

Some interesting facts that might surprise you. Maple Syrup. We all know and love it. But here at Maple Valley, we often get questions about some misconceptions surrounding this delicious food. Here are 5 facts that will set the record straight. Some of them might surprise you! 1. Maple syrup…
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Recipe of the Week: Maple Frappe

Recipe of the Week: Maple Frappé

This Saturday, October 7th, is National Frappé Day. That was good enough reason for our employee, Alex, to try her hand at a home-made Maple Frappé! Read on to see what she used and how it turned out! If you tried it at home, let us know in the comments…
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Maple syrup farmers

Farmer Feature: Jim Adamski

When we interviewed Jim Adamski for this week’s farmer feature, we discovered that he got his start in maple syrup production as a 4-H project in 1984. With the help of his family, the operation has been growing ever since. Keep reading to find out what inspires him, how he…
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A Sugarmaker's Tools

A Sugarmaker’s Tools

Buckets, spile, and a mallet carved from wood; a hand operated auger; horses and wagons to haul sap; piles of firewood to boil the sap; and a large kettle in which to boil it. These were the tools of the sugarmaker in 1900. The term, “Sugarmaker”, is used to refer…
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Recipe of the Week: Healthy Rice Krispies

Recipe of the Week: Healthy Rice Crispies Treats

This Monday, September 18th, was National Rice Krispies Treat Day. In celebration, employee Alex tried making “Healthy Rice Krispies Treats” from Heather Haynes at Kula Mama for this week’s Recipe of the Week. This simple recipe made the perfect afternoon sweet-tooth cure at the office. Check out the recipe here to give…
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Customer Corner: Funny Girl Bacon

Customer Corner: Funny Girl Vegan Bacon

Today’s edition of Customer Corner features Funny Girl Vegan Bacon. They are a brand new company currently based in Ohio. Their vegan bacon contains Maple Valley’s Dark Maple Syrup. Not only is it vegan, it is also allergy free! Basically, it is the perfect bacon replacement for any application. They…
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Damaged Tree

Climate Change & Maple Syrup

Hurricanes, heat waves, drought, wildfires, flooding: the effects of climate change are often severe and very apparent. It is easy to see how severe weather might effect your home and your lifestyle. However, even if you are out of the path of rising waters and raging storms, climate change might…
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Maple Nut Ice Cream

Recipe of the Week: Maple Nut Ice Cream

This episode of Recipe of the Week is led by our General Manager Renee. She and her daughter whipped up some homemade Maple Nut Ice Cream from scratch. The result was delicious and everyone at the office agrees – Renee is now the official Ice Cream Guru here at Maple…
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Farmer Feature: Dave Lemke

Farmer Feature is back & this week we are featuring Dave (Beaner) Lemke! Dave’s farm, Running Tree Sugarhouse, is located in Medford, WI where he also owns a Ford dealership. We got a peek into his early aspirations of business ownership and his take on maple syrup production; a family…
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Maple Syrup Camping Hack

It is the end of September. Labor Day weekend is coming up quickly and the kids are returning to school. But today is National Eat Outside Day and there is still time for one last camping trip. Fall can be the best time for camping. The changing leaves and crisp…
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Maple Spice Waffles

Recipe of the Week: Maple Spice Waffles

Local chef Jason Trahan is back this week to help us celebrate National Waffle Day; August 24! For the occasion, Jason came up with a Maple Spice Waffle recipe to share. Check out his walk-through below, and don’t forget to celebrate on your own by giving it a try at…
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FitySweety

Customer Corner: FitySweety

Hello, and welcome to the second edition of our Customer Corner feature! This week we are featuring FitySweety; a vegan friendly raw cake company based in Florida. FitySweety uses Maple Valley Maple syrup as an ingredient in their cakes. Each beautiful cake is an incredible work of healthy art created…
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Maple Syrup vs. Other Sweeteners

Maple Syrup vs. Other Sweeteners

In today’s world of dietary landmines it can be difficult to know what is okay to eat. You have probably heard by now that sugar is bad. It can increase the risk of poor health and should only be consumed in moderation. However, there are many other sweetener choices available.…
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Dry Rub Chicken & Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette

Recipe of the Week: Dry Rub Chicken & Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette

We are very excited to host a guest post from local chef Jason Trahan this week! Jason created two custom recipes just for the occasion. One features Maple Valley’s maple sugar, and the other has our maple syrup. Read on for the recipe and a step-by-step walk through from Jason.…
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Sol-ti

Customer Corner: Sol-ti

Welcome to the first post of a new series for our blog here at Maple Valley; Customer Corner! Recently, we featured some of our farmers and gave you an inside look at their lives as sugarmakers. Now, we want to take time to introduce you to some of the companies…
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Lemonade

What is The Master Cleanse?

If you have spent any time on our website or social media, you have probably noticed multiple mentions of something called The Master Cleanse. Here at Maple Valley, we sell kits for this cleanse. What is The Master Cleanse and how should these kits be used? Before we continue, a…
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We're Hiring!

Join our Team!

Do you have a passion for organic, experience in sales, and the ability to work independently from home? Maybe you’d like to join our team! Maple Valley has an open position in our sales and marketing department. Title: Outside Sales & Customer Service Coordinator – Midwest Region Reports To: Sales…
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Campfire Sour

Recipe of the Week: Campfire Sour

Welcome to another installment of our Recipe of the Week series! This week Alex tried out a Campfire Sour recipe from W&P Design. Just a quick disclaimer: Maple Valley does not condone underage or irresponsible drinking. If you are going to try this one out, please be sure you are…
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Farmer Feature: Amish

Farmer Feature: Amish Farmers

This week’s farmer feature is a special one. Since Maple Valley is located in Cashton, WI, we are in the heart of Amish country. This means that a large number of our farmers are Amish. Their beliefs kept us from being able to use names, or take photographs of the…
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How Maple Syrup is Made

How Maple Syrup is Made

Pure, organic, maple syrup. We are all familiar with the delicious, golden syrup that tops our pancakes and sweetens our coffee, but what is it? Where does it come from, and how is it made? Maple syrup production is a unique and interesting process that occurs in early spring. It…
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Maple Bacon Dip

Recipe of the Week: Maple Bacon Dip

For this week’s Recipe of the Week, employee Alex tried out Maple Bacon Dip from Darlene over at Dip Recipe Creations. If you want to give it a try, head on over to her website for the recipe. Give us your take in the comments below. How did it go for…
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Farmer Feature: Eric Meyer

Farmer Feature: Eric Meyer

This week we are featuring Eric Meyer; a local maple farmer who was also Maple Valley’s first bottler & shipper. He shared the story of his start in maple syrup production, told us what inspires him, and shared his reasoning for choosing Dark over Amber syrup. Read on for all…
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NCG

Maple Valley at NCG Convergence 2017

National CO+OP Grocers Convergence: Grocery and Wellness Conference 2017 is coming up on July 18-21 in Minneapolis, MN and Maple Valley will be presenting! This week we are featuring a guest post from Adrienne, one of our sales reps here at Maple Valley. In it, she gives us a small taste…
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Maple Overnight Oats

Recipe of the Week: Maple Cinnamon Overnight Oats

Welcome to the first ever installment of our new series; Recipe of the Week! For each bi-weekly blog installment, we will be choosing a recipe from our Pinterest page that features maple syrup, and giving it a try in our kitchens at home. Afterwards, we will let you know how…
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Farmer Feature: Jim Neidel

Farmer Feature: Jim Neidel

This week’s farmer feature is Jim Neidel; local farmer, and manager of operations & producer relations here at the cooperative. Jim told us what organic means to him and described his daily role here at Maple Valley. Read on to find out more, and stay tuned for the continuation of…
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Nutritional Value of Maple Syrup

Organic Maple Syrup’s Nutritional Value

Pure, Organic Maple Syrup is a 100% natural sugar, rendered from the sap of a maple tree. Its unique flavor and smooth sweetness is well known worldwide. It is a delicious topping for everything from ice cream to bacon and is a common ingredient in a variety of recipes. As…
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Cecil Maple Valley Farmer

Farmer Feature: Cecil Wright

Welcome to the first installment of our Farmer Feature series! Every other week, we will be introducing you to one of our maple farmers. We are starting off with one of our founders: Cecil Wright. He sat down with us earlier this week to answer a few questions about what inspired…
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Organic Maple Syrup

Maple Syrup: Organic vs. Non-Organic

Isn’t all maple syrup organic? This is a question we hear a lot. If all maple syrup comes from maple trees, what is the difference between organic and non-organic maple syrup? The answer is more complex than you might think. Farmers must meet the highest standards in the care of their…
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