Maple Cream

Maple Cream

Also called maple butter, maple cream is a light and spreadable maple product with only one ingredient - maple syrup! The process begins in a similar fashion to making snow candy but the final result is very different. This delicious spread can be added to breads,...

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Snow Candy

Snow Candy

Also known as Maple Taffy, Sugar on Snow, and tire d'érable, snow candy is an old recipe that was first practiced by indigenous tribes long before Europeans came to North America. The tradition of making this simple, homemade treat was passed on to settlers along with...

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The History of Maple Syrup

The History of Maple Syrup

Friday December 8th is Pretend to be a Time Traveler Day. This fun holiday asks that you dress up and stay in character as a time traveler for an entire day. The only rule is that you cannot tell anyone you are a time traveler. Sadly, no one at Maple Valley was able...

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5 Facts You Should Know About Maple Syrup

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...

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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 to...

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Climate Change & Maple Syrup

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...

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