Learn about this local
The Algonquin Maple Syrup Producers Assoc. represents syrup makers in Ontario from Sudbury to Mattawa, Bracebridge to Moosenee.
About OMSPA: https://www.omspa.ca/about-omspa
Events in this Local
When: April 1 & 2, 2023
10am-4pm both days
Maple Weekend is a celebration of the tradition of maple syrup production, and features two full days of activities at participating maple syrup producers across the province. The event’s goal is to provide the public with an opportunity to experience and learn more about the art of maple sugar making. It also helps increase the awareness of locally produced maple syrup and promotes farm gate sales for our members.
Want to learn more about the event?
Read through OMSPA’s Maple Weekend resources in the Members Section of the producer website ( https://www.omspa.ca/omspa-festivals ).
AMSPA's MW rep Tom Stehr: email@example.com
AMSPA Fall Workshop
When: the Fall! :) ....date TBD!
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for suggestions for possible agenda items (ie. cooking with maple, forest management, tubing installations, syrup filtering, etc)
Royal Winter Fair- results
Algonguin producers had 26 top 10 finalists in the nine maple categories!
Congratulations to Two Wet Dogs Inc., Loring "Champion Maple Syrup-Reserve"/"Dominion & Grimm Trophy" and to Sucrerie Seguin Sugarbush, Lavigne" Corbett Trophy - Highest point total in maple product classes
see Archive for a photo
Meet Your Local Representatives
Michael Levitan, President / OMSPA Rep. / Web Journalist 2
Andy Straughan, 1st V.P. / OMSPA Rep. / Web Journalist 1
Tracy & Dan Séguin, 2nd V.P.
Tracy Séguin, Secretary/Membership
Tom Stevens, Treasurer
Vacant, Director/Research Committee
Colette Freeman, Director
Rick Laanvere, Director
Tom Stevens, Director
Scott Cameron, Director
Kayella Mackenzie & Trevor Gilchrist, Director
Bill Hubbert, Director / Alt. OMSPA Rep.
Contact this Local
Michael Levithan, President, OMSPA Rep, Web Journalist 2
Andy Straughan, VP / OMSPA Rep. / Web Journalist 1
Spotlight on a Local Producer
Algonquin & District’s northern most member: “Halfway to the Sky Maple Sugarbush” is situated in the Lorrain Valley, a stone’s throw from the fur trade route of Lake Temiskaming.
Keep an eye out here for a historical spotlight.
1. Thanks to all who helped out with AMSPA Info Day! A special moment was recognizing Lori Hubbert and Hazel Lupton who have been the Master Chefs for info days for 39 and 30yrs! How many pancakes I wonder?
2. Check out the latest "Dropline" in English.
3. Thank you to all AMSPA members who have reviewed and provided feedback to OMSPA regarding the draft 2023-2028 Strategic Plan.
4. When not working on their own farms and day-to-day jobs, your local AMSPA reps have been planning for upcoming workshops and Summer Tour 24 (ST24). We are always looking for volunteers for these events. Contact one of us if you are interested.
5. Educational maple syrup production videos:
‘Backyard Sugaring’ is an introductory video and discusses successful and sound maple syrup production practices used by small-scale maple syrup producers throughout the region.
‘Maple Marketing’ looks at different options for selling maple products. Interviews with three commercial producers discuss bulk, wholesale and retail sale of maple products.
‘Sap Collection’, a more technical video, examines various ways of improving sap collection. It deals with working in difficult terrain, sap ladders and lifters, tubing layout, remote collection stations, monitoring systems, and the use of vacuum.
These videos, produced by AMSPA volunteers, highlight successful practices of a number of our local producers.
The AMSPA Board of Directors would like to acknowledge the financial support of FedNor and the support of the Sault Saint Marie Innovation Centre (SSMIC) for this project. As well, the Board would like to recognize the significant efforts of volunteers - Michael Levitan, Scott Cameron, Art Robinson, Dave Slocum, Matt Plant, Bill Hubbert, Andy Straughan, Mike Clapperton, Dan Seguin, Lori Costello, Jo Ann Long, Mark Lupton, Tom Stehr, Don Manchur and Brian O'Donoghue.
To access these videos, simply click below. Enjoy!
These are the links to the same videos.
Click here for the PDF press release.