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 we will be sharing at the event.
If you plan to attend Convergence this year, stop by to see us speak on the morning of Wednesday July 19, or come find our booth #28. See you there!
Sustainability and Maple Valley Cooperative
At Maple Valley, taking care of our forests means providing your family with the most delicious and nutritious maple syrup possible. It also means doing our part to help with climate change, provide sustainable agriculture, and support the growing cooperative economy!
For Your Health
Organic maple syrup is not only a sweetener for your diet, but also a nutritious super-food. It is rich with 54 researched antioxidants and vital minerals that are neutral to alkaline producing for the body. With a lower glycemic index, Maple syrup doesn’t spike blood sugar as fast as most sweeteners and is naturally gluten free. Maple Valley maple syrup is Certified Organic and Kosher, with an extra purity pledge from our farmers for Vegan compliance (No butter or bacon for de-foaming use in the sugar shack evaporation process.) Equal parts fresh squeezed lemon juice and our maple syrup, with 4-5 times the amount of good water added, makes for an invigorating morning health tonic. (See more at www.maplevalley.coop/recipes)
For the Health of Our Planet
Forests provide oxygen that helps clean the air and rain, offering healthier water to aquifers and streams. Our trees also store an incredible amount of carbon in their roots, trunks, and branches. With every gallon of maple syrup Maple Valley produces, up to 100 lbs of carbon are sequestered from our atmosphere, reducing impact on climate change. Maple forests are native to North America and can provide maple sap for over 200 years. As a perennial food source, maple syrup production does not require annual tilling nor enable heavy soil erosion. Forests tend to hold soil in place!
Green Energy at Maple Valley
We partner with our local wind turbine initiative in Cashton, Wisconsin to fully power our headquarters and gluten free bottling facility.
Maple Valley’s Sustainable Business Model
We’re a fellow cooperative that is farmer, employee, and customer owned, offering our farmers good pricing for their Certified Organic maple syrup. We are committed to working with you to co-create a vibrant, cooperative economy. At Maple Valley, we love our woodlands and their gift of precious maple syrup. We feel honored and grateful to pass this sweet gift on to you!