Tapping the Trees for Liquid Gold
The recent mild daytime temperatures and cool evenings are the perfect conditions for maple sap to flow. And Fuller’s Sugarhouse has been busy tapping trees and collecting sap to make its pure maple products.
We know many of you enjoy tapping your own maple trees. It is a great outdoor family activity that provides a sweet reward for your effort: pure maple syrup. Should you need any supplies — taps, tubes, buckets, lids, etc. — Fuller’s Sugarhouse is your resource for anything that you may need. Learn more and contact us here.
Here’s a few tips before you start. Be sure to pick a healthy, mature maple tree at least 10 inches in diameter. One taphole will produce up to 12 gallons of sap in a season (which boils down to approximately one quart) and larger trees can accommodate more than one tap. Depending upon the weather conditions, sap will start to flow immediately after tapping the tree. Maple sap is a clear, watery fluid. Some days you will collect only a small amount and other days the sap will overflow if not emptied. Collect the sap and keep it chilled until you are ready to boil it down to produce maple syrup.
Good luck — we hope your taps overflow with sweet goodness!
Pure Maple Syrup Leads the Pack
According to research by the Natural Products Industry, maple syrup is emerging as a leading alternative to artificial sweeteners — and food manufacturers are taking notice. Pure maple syrup delivers more overall nutritional value than many common sweeteners, comes with 40 antioxidants, and has one of the lowest calorie levels, making it appealing to health-conscious consumers.
Fuller’s Sugarhouse is proud to supply its pure maple syrup, sugar, and cream to food and beverage manufacturers, who are already on the maple bandwagon. One of our customers, a chocolatier, is using Fuller’s Sugarhouse pure maple syrup in place of agave to sweeten its chocolate. (This chocolatier also uses our pure maple cream to make its Chocolate Maple Cream Truffles.)
Fuller’s Sugarhouse is part of the Taste of the Grand North
Fuller’s Sugarhouse is proud to have one of our recipes in NH Grand’s Taste of the Grand North recipe book. Northern New Hampshire is our home and we are thrilled to represent the cuisine of our region. Check out this wonderful recipe book here.
Fun & Easy Recipes to Celebrate the Sugaring Season
Tis the season for maple and what better way to celebrate than to add some Fuller’s Sugarhouse pure maple products into your meals. Check out these tasty and easy-to-make recipes. Click on the photos below to see recipes.