Pure maple syrup is made by tapping maple trees of at least 40 years of age. The sap collected is then boiled down to make one of my favorite sweeteners ever. It takes approximately 40 gallons of sap to make one gallon of syrup.
Spring time is the season for collecting sap. Freezing temperatures of the night and the thawing temperatures of the day, are what stimulate the sap to flow up and down the tree and make it available for harvesting.
I get maple syrup from a friend of my family, by the name of Gary, over in Wisconsin. This is absolutely the best source of maple syrup you will be able to find in the area.
I have maple syrup on hand for $16/qt. However, if you pre-order and pre-pay before I bring in another shipment, I can sell it to you for $15/qt.