"The inspiration for maple syrup production came from my childhood visits to my great Uncle Alvin’s syrup operation, which had originally been started by my great grandfather John James Gostlin about a century ago.
By 10 years of age, I tapped some soft maple trees behind my parent’s house with homemade spiles, juice cans and jars to catch the sap. In those days, the sap was boiled on the kitchen stove… I was hooked."
Over millions of years, the region's Precambrian
sedimentary rocks were compressed and cemented under the weight of calcite, water and algae, and transformed into limestone. This may explain the abundance of sugar bushes in the region as there is evidence to suggest that maple trees love limestone based soils.
We can't guarantee it, but we think the high quality of syrup we produce is due, in part, to the fact that our bush sits on top a mother lode of limestone.
A Trade of
Maple syrup is a passion for us, not just a commodity.
We recognize you have a choice when it comes to purchasing maple syrup. This is why we endeavor to make every bottle a "Goldilocks experience" – something exquisitely remarkable. As such, we employ a small batch process and taste every liter we produce (that's over 165,000 L so far) to ensure we stay true to our high-quality, delicious-taste standards. The result is, in our opinion, a syrup that's right in the sweet spot between golden and dark with a caramel-like intensity, making it rich but not too robust.
We have been supplying the Kawartha Lakes region, Simcoe County, Haliburton County and beyond for more than three decades. And we hope, you'll continue to bring a little bit of our farm to your table for many more