A Blend of Art and Science

Sterling Valley Maple Tap Line to Sugar Maple Tree


Sap Collection

In the spring producers drill a small hole in each tree to release the sap. A network of tubing brings the sap from thousands of trees to a collection point.

Sterling Valley Maple Boiling & Drawing off


Boiling & Drawing Off

The sap is boiled in a wood-fired evaporator to remove water. The producer carefully monitors the density and removes the syrup from the heat when it is boiled to perfection.

Sterling Valley Maple Syrup Bottling Stage


Filtering and Bottling

The finished syrup is filtered to remove niter, an organic compound that forms during boiling, and then packaged while it is still hot to ensure freshness.

Recipe of the Month

Maple Mustard Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

Sterling Valley Maple Glazed Salmon


  • 2T. Sterling Valley Maple Robust Maple Syrup
  • 1 T. Mustard (we use Dijon, but any mustard will work OK)
  • 2 T. Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/4 c. Extra-virgin Olive Oil
  • Pinch of salt and pepper


    Mix all ingredients together and shake, stir, or whisk vigorously.
    Store leftover vinaigrette in the refrigerator

    This recipe calls for Sterling Valley Maple's Robust Maple Syrup

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