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 is, at its simplest form,...
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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 you? What did you change?...
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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 of the juicy details! Remember...
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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 of some of the information...
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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 it went, including any challenges...
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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 this biweekly series! Tell us...
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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 a food item, its tastiness...
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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 him to get started in...
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