Vaders Maple Syrup

vaders-maple-syrup-2Hand crafted pure maple products such a maple butter, maple leaves, stirred granulated maple sugar and taffy are available.
Todd and Sue Vader
vadersmaple@gmail.com  |  P: 613.476.7537
mapleinthecounty.ca

 

About Vaders Maple Syrup

Vader’s maple syrup bottles are a familiar sight in County shops, restaurants and supermarkets. In 1910, Amos Vader with his family moved to Prince Edward County from Coe Hill near Bancroft.  Amos bought the farm on the south side of East Lake with aspirations of producing maple syrup with the farms impressive sugarbush. Using the existing sugar shack on the property the family tapped 400 trees and boiled the sap with a flat pan.

Clarence, son of Amos, and grandson Arnold would eventually take over the dairy farm and continue producing maple syrup. Arnold, Mary, and their seven children carried on the maple tradition and continued gathering and boiling sap. For the past thirty years Arnold’s son Todd, has been perfecting the maple syrup craft and currently runs the syrup production while working on the dairy farm and selling maple equipment and supplies. Todd with his wife Susan and other family members help with workload during the busy maple season.

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The Vader’s tap 2800 trees in their sugar bush and use a tubing and vacuum system to gather the sap. In the sap house, a reverse osmosis system removes some of the water from the sap before boiling begins in the 3 foot by 14 foot high efficiency evaporator. In every aspect of the maple production, from maintaining a healthy sugar bush to proper bottling procedures, Todd and Susan take pride in using best management practices to produce a high quality maple product for the consumer. Maple in the County weekend is a great time to connect with nature and celebrate the first crop of the year.  Todd and Susan invite you to come share their passion for maple syrup and experience the rich tradition and history of maple syrup production.