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Christmas Gift Ideas

Posted on November 30, 2018 at 5:45 PM Comments comments (45)

If you're looking for stocking stuffers, gifts for colleagues or the best sweetener for your baking or cooking needs, we've got syrup this holiday season.  Feel free to email us [email protected] to place your order. 

Wishing you a merry Christmas and happy New Year from our family to yours.

The Kallonens



Maple Weekend: Sweet Ontario

Posted on March 28, 2017 at 7:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Come visit us at Kallonen Maple Farm on April 1st & 2nd from 11:00am - 3:00pm for a fun weekend of activities for you and your family to enjoy.

Check out our sugar bush walking tours, sap and syrup taste testing, story circle, dramatic play station where children get a chance to tap a tree and build a fire... and as always, our sap will be bubbling on our wood burning evaporator in the sugar shack.  We'll have freshly bottled maple syrup and waffle sticks for sale.

Tours run at 12:00PM, 1:00PM, and 2:00PM; $5.00/person.

http://www.mapleweekend.ca


Now Booking School Tours for March 2017

Posted on December 28, 2016 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (3)

We are now accepting school bookings for tours of Kallonen Maple Farm from the week of Monday, March 6, 2017 - Friday March 10, 2017!


$5.00/Person 


The hour long tour will include:

- story circle where your students will hear all about a grandson and a grandpa during syrup season;

- maple taffy sampling right after it's cooled on snow;

- dramatic play where your students get to be a maple syrup farmer;

- tour down the lane to see the sugarbush where we will explain the history and process of collecting sap from the trees;

- a look at the difference between the old-fashioned bucket method and the newer sap lines;

- a tour through the sugar shack to see how we turn the sap into syrup;

- a taste of syrup fresh from the evaporator; and

- a 40ml bottle of syrup(a $3.00 value) to take home.


Bookings are first come first serve. Email us at [email protected] to book your timeslot.


The Erinview Maplefest

Posted on March 24, 2015 at 7:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Check out the fun we had at The Erinview Maplefest last weekend.  The sugar pie was so yummy!

http://www.bydewey.com/sqspecial.html#erinview22Mar15

2015 Price List

Posted on March 10, 2015 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (0)

The sap is running and the season has started!  We're now accepting pre-orders for fresh maple syrup.  If you're running low or have never tasted the best maple syrup around, place your order at [email protected].

 


Meeting Chef Michael Smith

Posted on September 21, 2013 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (0)


Greg, Katrina, Alison, and Isa met up with Chef Michael Smith from Food Network Canada's Chef Michael's Kitchen to give him a bottle of Kallonen Maple Farm syrup. He was on CBC radio this morning where he spoke about his new book "Back to Basics" and how he prefers to use maple syrup over corn syrup in his butter tarts because it is a far healthier option. And hey! It's Canadian!

Published in the Puslinch Pioneer

Posted on March 28, 2013 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Open For Business!

Posted on March 8, 2013 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (0)

We have officially completed tapping for the 2013 Maple Syrup Season!

This year we drilled a grand total of 1185 taps; a staggering 986 more than last year. Only two buckets are in use and are for educational purposes more so than as a contribution to the syrup production. The rest of the taps are set up to use the more modern tubing system to collect the sap.

 

A new addition to the farm is the brand new vacuum system. This system is far more efficient as it automatically transports the sap from each tree across the sugar bush to one of our three holding tanks. The vacuum does not 'pull' sap from the tree, it merely encourages sap to flow more freely and slide through the tubes that are downhill from the collection tanks. In this way, the vacuum boosts the collection of sap without harming the sugar bush.

 

The lines from last year's production were left up all year but the new ones needed for the additional taps began to be installed back in October of 2012. Once everything was set up and ready we had to wait for the appropriate weather before we tapped the trees. For trees that haven't been previously tapped we drill a small hole about 1.5 inches into the trunk of a Sugar Maple Tree. If the tree HAS been tapped before, we purposely drill a new hole well away from the old one to give the tree time to heal. We then hammer the spiel into the hole, attach the tubing (or bucket) and wait. Over 50 man hours went into tapping the sugar bush this year from February 23 - March 2, 2013.

 

The ideal conditions for collecting sap are days when the temperature is below zero overnight and above zero during the day. We can collect a lot of sap if the temperature difference is greater because the sap flows quickly from the roots of the tree to its branches in preparation for new growth in the Spring.

Everything is now prepared and Kallonen Maple Farm is officially open for the 2013 Maple Syrup Season.

1:56PM, March 7, 2013 - roughly 500 gallons of sap has been collected.

 

Tours Now Available!

Posted on March 1, 2013 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)

We are now accepting bookings for tours of Kallonen Maple Farm from the week of Monday, March 11, 2013 - Saturday, March 16, 2013!

$5.00/Person or $20.00/Family of Five

The hour long tour will include:

- a tour down the lane to see the sugarbush where we will explain the process of collecting sap from the trees

- a look at the difference between the old-fashioned bucket method and the newer sap lines

- a tour through the sugar shack to see how we turn the sap into syrup

- a taste of syrup fresh from the evaporator

- a 40ml bottle of syrup(a $3.00 value) to take home.

Email us at [email protected] to book your appointment now!


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