All natural flavor, no additives
Most commercially available "maple syrup" is actually a corn syrup product with artificial coloring, artificial flavoring, and little to no actual maple syrup included.
Pure maple syrup is made by collecting the sap from maple trees and then boiling it to evaporate the water. As the water in the sap evaporates, the sap thickens and the sugar caramelizes. On average it takes up to 40 gallons of sap to produce 1 gallon of maple syrup.
There's a lot to love about pure maple syrup, including its health benefits. Pure maple syrup retains the inherent nutritional value of the sap obtained from the maple tree. Pure maple syrup has a higher nutritional value than other common sugars and syrups, and is a very good source of mineral nutrients and vitamins like Manganese and Riboflavin (Vitamin B2).
Jenness Farms Pure Maple Syrup is made from Michigan maple trees and 100% natural.
For Jenness Farms, making pure maple syrup is a labor of love. Every year as the sap begins to flow, we gather together to partake in what has become a family tradition to tap, collect, and boil the sap from our maple trees. We take pride in producing a pure Michigan product for you to enjoy and share with your loved ones.
Jenness Farms Pure Maple Syrup can be purchased on our website or can be found in stores and at other locations, here. We also provide fundraiser opportunities to local schools and organizations. To find out more about our fundraising opportunities, contact us.
Jenness Farms Pure Maple Syrup is available in 1 gallon, 1/2 gallon, quart, and pint bottles.
HOW OUR MAPLE SYRUP IS MADE
Continue reading to learn more about how Jenness Farms collects and crafts their signature pure Michigan maple syrup.
In Michigan, sap begins to flow as soon as the temperature rises to 40-45 degrees during the day. This could be anytime from mid-March to April depending on the weather. As the temperature goes through a freeze-thaw pattern (below freezing at night and warmer during the day) pressure builds up within the tree and pushes the sap out the taphole.
We begin by preparing the woods for sap collection in late winter by tapping the trees and connecting lines while there is still snow on the ground. Once the trees are tapped, the temperature rises with the arrival of spring signaling the trees to begin sap production. The sap flows up the trunk and into the branches while a small portion seeps out through our taps, through the lines and into a collection tank in the woods.
Once we’ve collected enough, we move the sap from the woods to our sugar shack using a tractor and tank wagon. There we boil the sap- a process that requires 40 gallons of sap to produce 1 gallon of golden maple syrup. We prefer the traditional method of wood fire to boil syrup, as it gives a specific character to every batch we produce, the same way it has been done for hundreds of years!
Quality is important to us, and we utilize only first use, food safe glass and plastic to bottle our finished product. Once the syrup hits 180 degrees F, it is ready for bottling- but only after triple filtering for clarity and quality.