Food Grade Materials
All of the sap-holding tanks and the evaporator pans are made of food-grade stainless steel. A vast gravity run system of plastic pipelines going to each tree and running into progressively larger plastic lines brings the sap down to the holding tanks at the sugarhouse.
The raw sap leaving the individual trees has an average sugar content of about 2%. To change this into maple syrup, evaporation must take place to raise the sugar content to 66%. From the holding tanks, sap is fed into the evaporator where it is boiled.
As the sap thickens and becomes maple syrup, it is drawn off from the evaporator. The maple syrup is stored in drums and hot packed into smaller containers according to the needs of our customers.