6 REASONS TO GO ORGANIC
1. Safe & Healthy
Organic farming relies on practices that, for centuries, have produced wholesome grains, nutritious fruits and vegetables without the use of pesticides, herbicides or chemical fertilizers.
2. Better for the environment
Organic farming has many advantages for our planet – it reduces pollution, protects water resources, reduces soil erosion, increases soil fertility and generally uses less energy.
3. Protects Wildlife
Organic produce is free from harmful pesticides that can get into rivers and streams as well as potentially harm native animal, honey bees and bird species.
4. Fresh is Best
Grown on nearby farms, organic produce offers you a freshness that is simply second to none.
5. Irresistible Flavour
While taste may be subjective, most people agree that organically grown fruits and vegetables offer richer, more robust flavours.
6. Fossil Fuel Reduction
Organic farming has been shown to use up to 56% less fossil fuels than conventional agricultural methods.
How is organic Maple Syrup different?
Organic certification is about ensuring the process of making maple syrup is as pure and natural as the product itself. It’s about respecting the land, embracing environmental responsibilities and making ethical choices every step of the way – from saplings to syrup.
Our organic maple syrup approach includes:
- We maintain the natural diversity of our forest
- Using small bore tubing to channel the sap to the sugar shack, preventing harm to the trees and underbrush.
- Limiting the number of taps per tree based on trunk size.
- Turning the sap into syrup at low pressures and temperatures to preserve its flavour and use as little energy as possible.
- Burning wood to run the evaporator and reclaiming the water from the boil to keep the equipment spotless so that our environmental footprint is as small as possible.
- Using food grade cleaning products and never using poisons as a form of animal or pest control.
- Using natural defoaming agents (certified organic safflower oil) to control the foam produced from boiling.