40 Seasons for Nana Shirley

Shirley Fulton
By Shirley Fulton, 4th Generation Owner

This is a very exciting time of year for our family. Watching the next generation step into new roles and expand their impact on the farm makes for one proud Nana. Read below to find out what we’re looking forward to sharing with you this Maple Season.

It’s the most exciting time of the year. Anticipation and hope are what every farmer lives on while waiting for their harvest. Whether it’s hay, soybeans, cattle for market or maple syrup, we all hope for a great return on the preparations that have taken place most of the year.

As of February 25 we finished tapping (drilling holes in) our maple trees. Now to wait for Mother Nature to show her bounty.

I am so very proud that eight of my nine Grandkids are working in the family business this season. From baking in the kitchen to working in the maple shop to taffy making, trail marking/ grooming, labeling, tapping, snow removal and shoveling, camp tours, repairing pipeline and any other maple job required, they do it all. Our youngest remains our best taste tester and it won’t be long until he will be tall enough to tap! As Nana my key role is to make sure there is lots of food and treats to fill the crew.

In my 40th season responsible for smooth operations for our great staff and you, our loyal customers, it is a pleasure to now include more and more family members each year.

For our returning customers, you will be greeted by familiarity but also some additions. We have reintroduced our popular Maple Poppy Seed Dressing and have a single serving tetrapak of sap and lemon line sap now available. Come back for the memories of sleigh rides (on weekends), music, Heritage Maple Path campfires, family connection and outdoor fun.

We are looking ahead to our sap dripping, our evaporator being fired up and customers to chat with.

Author: Fulton's Sugar Bush & Maple Shop

Our family has been tapping majestic sugar maples on our farm in Pakenham, Ontario since 1840. We are proud to nurture a strong connection to our forest, our customers, and our community. We enjoy working together and crafting quality products in small batches with love for you.

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