Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Make Your Own Maple Syrup This Summer!

Make Your Own Maple Syrup This Summer!
The Deakins are developing a new, exciting product. Beginning this August, bed and breakfast guests at The Deakins on Mountainview can participate in a half-day workshop where they will immerse themselves in the life of a Canadian maple syrup farmer by participating in hands-on activities that end with the production of their own maple syrup. We are excited that this new, authentic maple experience will leave our guests with a lasting memory of their time in Canada and at The Deakins.
Your syrup is ready!
In past years summer guests touring our maple forest and facilities have regretted not having the opportunity to make syrup during the maple season. This lament is of no surprise to us since our own research and experience confirm that experiential travellers seek to immerse themselves in engaging ways in the culture, people and settings of the places they visit. To our knowledge no one makes maple syrup out-of-season; so, we are looking forward to providing our visitors with this unique experience.

Workshop participants will learn:
Hands On Techniques
   Selection of healthy maple syrup trees
   Tree tapping practices
    Sap evaporation and syrup finishing
    Syrup filtration
    Syrup grading
    Packaging their own syrup

Values (as reflected in our Environmental Farm Plan and Forest Management Plan)
   Sustainability of the maple resource
   Responsible pest management
   Genetic integrity
   Forest growth management

Workshop Fees, Dates, Details
   $ 35 per person for Bed and Breakfast guests based on minimum of four participants
   $40 per person for non-guests based on minimum of four participants
   Every Tuesday in August by advanced booking via website CONTACT US tab or at
   All materials supplied by workshop leader
   Start time 9 a. m.
   3 hours duration
   A typical boil will produce 250ml of quality syrup for each participant
Note:  This workhop is not suitable for children under 12 years of age.
This workshop is suitable
   for the curious wanting to participate in a unique and satisfying activity and
   for those who may be interested in starting their own small scale maple syrup

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