Shirley’s Scribbles February 2023

Well, here we are again, anticipating our spring opening and our maple season. 

Our opening day is Saturday, February 18 and we will be open every day (including Family Day Monday) until April 16th   Opening is the easy part…..but when the sap starts flowing is a whole different thing!

The talk of the countryside this year is the crazy swings in our temperatures this winter.  All our local producers are on high alert trying to decide when to start tapping.  Will winter return with a cold, crisp vengeance?  Are these warmer temps here to stay?   I always talk about the need for a crystal ball but this year it’s even harder to guess.

To the old timers it seems too early, but things are a-changing!

With all the 2022 storm damage to the maples and pipeline, there is extra work to be done in the bush in preparation for that first flow.  Scott and the Weather Network are best of pals this time of year. 

Team Awesome and I have been having lots of fun sprucing up the Maple Shop.  It’s been great to source new Canadian products, add some new gourmet & giftware, set up a new trail game, and of course stock up favourites like our maple butter and granulated sugar.   Watch for lots of fun coming up on our Facebook and Instagram pages. 

We are excited to see you at the Maple Shop and reveal all the changes including the new Maple Tasting Bar.

Scott, Brenda, Triple Trouble, our extended family that helps out and of course Team Awesome and I are ready to visit with you in 2023.  

See you soon!


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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