About Maple Syrup in Québec
Quebec produces about 75% of the world’s maple syrup. In Canada, Maple Syrup is classified as Extra Light, Light, Medium, Amber and Dark – which refers to how light the colour is. In a typical year of production there will be 25%-30% Extra light, 25%-30% light, 25%-30% medium and then 10% amber and only 2% dark. The lighter the colour, the milder the flavour – the dark syrup will have a sharp maple flavour and is often used for cooking.
Maple syrup can be used as a topping for pancakes, crepes, waffles and French toast. It can also be used as a natural sweetener in yogurt, on fruit, in applesauce, when baking squash, in cakes and muffins and many, many more goodies.
Here at the farm, we do not produce large quantities of our own maple syrup, which explains why we do sell from local producers. We do offer different sizes in our boutique, from cans to bottles, as well as different maple products like candies, butter, caramel and maple sugar.