Packing Fresh Maple Syrup for Sale in August

by Tig Tillinghast

This week we’re going to pack another three barrels of maple syrup – about 165 gallons. This will last us into the beginning of the holiday season, when lots of folks buy maple syrup. We like to pack every quarter or so, so that our maple syrup stays very fresh in the containers. We’ve had a spate of sales recently that cleaned us out of the pre-packaged containers. Had to order another couple thousand labels too.

Moving Maple Syrup Barrels

Moving Maple Syrup Barrels

This’ll be a two-day process of refiltering the maple syrup, heating it up in the finishing pan and transferring it in batches into our packing unit. We’ll be dealing with three different maple syrup grades from three different barrels, putting it into containers ranging from five gallons to 50 ml maple leafs. That should set us up to be ready for demand in the next few months, as we expect to have less time available with the coming baby.