Shirley’s Scribbles – April 2022

Wow, here we are – already in April 2022!

My scribbles this month is an update of our season and my deep expression of gratitude.

In the Sugar Camp, Scott, Brenda and the boys have had an average volume of maple syrup with exceptionally flavoured Golden, Amber and Dark.

At this point we are still hopeful we will produce some Very Dark maple syrup.

Shirley Fulton Deugo
Photo credit – Kodiak Canada’s Boots

I am thankful you chose Fulton’s for your sugar bush visit, even though there wasn’t any pancake breakfast to enjoy. You embraced our new expanded Maple Shop. You supported Fulton’s and all the Ontario farmers and makers by purchasing their products in our shop.  A big thanks to all for supporting local.  It means so much.

It was a huge decision to close the restaurant portion of our business with the worry that our existing and new customers would not return. You proved us wrong and we are thankful for your continued support.

I thank the retailers, restaurants and coffee shops near and far who put their trust in our fast service and maple products. Thank you.

I thank the businesses, corporations and fundraising campaigns that gifted or sold our products.  Your purchases make a huge impact on our family business and the outreach to folks that we might not otherwise meet means a lot to our family business. 

I thank Randy & Chantele Mitchell for supplying one of Fulton’s longest standing traditions by providing horse drawn sleigh/wagon rides.  It felt wonderful to have them back on site. 

I thank Chad Clifford for his teaching of children of all ages at our Heritage Path.  It was so good to see so many happy families spending time around the campfire with Chad. 

I thank my dedicated and amazing staff who navigated so many changes. They did it all with team work, kindness and efficiency.

I thank all of my family; every single one helped. Some on the front lines and many behind the scenes. With this unending support, the season, with all its changes, went smoothly. The strength of a family business continues to shine through at Fulton’s.

Behind the scenes, we had the quick and dedicated support of Dagne at Foil Media taking excellent care of our website.  Dagne’s commitment to helping us navigate last minute adjustments has made a big difference to our team.

So as you can see, the 2022 season, the last two years and life in general is all about gratitude to so many people. 

We’re open all four days of Easter Weekend when we will wrap up the 2022 season at the end of the day on Monday, April 18th.   Then, it’s on to the many weeks of clean-up, reflection and preparation for next year.   Be sure to read below for a note on our off-season hours

Wishing everyone joy, contentment and peace. Shirley

Beginning Tuesday, April 19th, we return to our off-season hours.  The Grab ‘N Go refreshment counter will be closed until next season, but the remainder of the Maple Shop will be open for in-store shopping or curbside pickup, Tuesdays and Fridays between 10am – 3pm.  Online orders at are always open and we ship throughout the week.  The trails will close as the mosquitoes and black flies will take their turn in the Sugar Bush.

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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