Learn To Make Your Own Maple Syrup Family Workshop

Some of my fondest childhood memories revolve around the family sugar bush where my cousins and ancestors have been making maple syrup for over one hundred years. Maple syrup season draws you outdoors to enjoy the beauty of winter and rewards you with a quintessentially Canadian treat.

If you (or a nice neighbor!) have maple trees larger than 10” in diameter , (any species will do, they don’t have to be sugar maples), you can try your hand at making your own maple syrup right at home.

In our fluctuating, southern Ontario winters, the sap can be running as early as the beginning of February. We won’t actually make syrup in this workshop, but you’ll learn everything you’ll need to know in order to make a batch this season such as:

-equipment you’ll need to buy or borrow

-when and how to tap your trees

-collecting the sap

-boiling down and sugaring off

-basic canning skills for bottling your syrup

maple syrup workshop