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...

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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...

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Organic Maple Syrup’s Nutritional Value

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...

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Organic vs. Non-Organic

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...

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What Our Staff Learned From The Master Cleanse

What Our Staff Learned From The Master Cleanse

Some members of our staff have recently completed the Master Cleanse! We checked in with them to see what they learned from the Master Cleanse, and if they had any insight to share. Read on to see what pieces of new wisdom they learned! Thinking of starting a cleanse...

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Top 5 Master Cleanse Tips for Success

Top 5 Master Cleanse Tips for Success

Hello Master Cleansers! To some, embarking on the Master Cleanse journey is a bit daunting. That’s why we’ve assembled our Master Cleanse tips for success. We know that with a bit of determination and planning, anyone can have success with the Master Cleanse! Start...

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Recipe of the Week: Maple Eggnog

Recipe of the Week: Maple Eggnog

Welcome to another installment of Recipe of the Week here at Maple Valley Cooperative! Winter has settled in here at our headquarters, and we are feeling the festive spirit. It’s a great time to try out one of our own recipes: Maple Eggnog. Carolyn will be giving it a...

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Glass vs. Plastic Packaging

Glass vs. Plastic Packaging

Glass vs plastic...why do we carry both packaging options? The glass vs. plastic packaging debate is something to which we give great consideration. And you do too! We get asked about our packaging options frequently by our curious customers. It’s a great question!...

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Recipe of the Week: Maple Pumpkin Protein Smoothie

Recipe of the Week: Maple Pumpkin Protein Smoothie

Recipe of the Week: Maple Pumpkin Protein Smoothie We’re not giving up on fall flavors just yet here at Maple Valley Cooperative! This Maple Pumpkin Protein Smoothie recipe is inspired by the version from Sally’s Baking Addiction. Be sure to check out the original...

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Customer Corner: Kickapoo Coffee

Customer Corner: Kickapoo Coffee

It's time for another monthly Customer Corner feature here on our blog. This time, we are very excited to be featuring a fellow Driftless Region company; Kickapoo Coffee! A longtime leader in crafting coffee with integrity, Kickapoo Coffee announced their decision to...

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Customer Corner: Metcalfe’s Markets

Customer Corner: Metcalfe’s Markets

It's time, once again, for a Customer Corner feature here on the blog. This month, we are excited to be featuring Metcalfe's in central Wisconsin! These green-powered & community-oriented markets have a rich history spanning four generations! Read on to discover...

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Becoming a Cooperative

Becoming a Cooperative

Every year in October, businesses all over the world celebrate what it means to be a cooperative. This year, we want to celebrate by sharing the story of how Maple Valley Cooperative came into existence. We talked to Founder & Board President Cecil Wright to get...

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Guest Post: The Hidden Benefits of Maple Syrup

Guest Post: The Hidden Benefits of Maple Syrup

Author Bio: Kyle Boland, DC is a chiropractor, rehabilitation specialist and co-founder of Coulee Health and the Clinically Pressed podcast. His philosophy and care are focused on respecting each individual person as a whole. This means getting to the root of what is...

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