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NYE cocktail idea

12/31/2018 | Posted by Hailee Leveto |

What will you be drinking this New Year’s Eve? We did some experimenting and came up with a Maple-tini recipe that we wanted to share with you.

3 shots of this delicious maple cream liquor that was given to us as a gift (they must think we like maple or something)

1 shot of RumChata

1 shot of vodka

For a finishing touch, we rimmed the glass with maple sugar

 

Walmart.com

12/29/2018 | Posted by jake |

Nova Maple Syrup is happy to announce that all of our products are now available for sale on Walmart.com! We want to make our syrup available to as many consumers as possible, with the addition of Walmart.com our products are now available on all three top US online marketplaces. We also sell direct from our website and locally at our sugar shack, Meadville Family Farm and Home, and Davenport Fruit Farm!

Nova Maple Syrup on Walmart.com

Christmas Breakfast

12/25/2018 | Posted by jake |

Was there ever any doubt about what we’d have for breakfast on Christmas morning?? We brought maple smokies as well as a puff pastry Christmas tree filled with maple cream to the Christmas Eve party we attended last night.
Did anyone else use maple in their holiday cooking/baking? If so, please share!
Merry Christmas everyone 🎄
#maplesyrup #maplecream #maplesugar #pancakes #christmas #holidaybaking #holidaycooking

Fresh Candy Orders

12/03/2018 | Posted by jake |

We’ve been so busy lately trying to keep up with our maple candy orders. Usually our products are shipped out from an amazon warehouse, but to ensure the freshest candy possible, we’ve been shipping directly from our farm.
We can tell people have started their Christmas shopping.. 😉 🎄 A little sweetness for those friends/family that are hard to buy for!

#christmasgifts #shoplocal #maplecandy #mail #packages

Buy local!

11/21/2018 | Posted by Hailee Leveto |

Local friends — Family Farm & Home has stocked up on Nova Maple products and they are on display right by the register.

Thanksgiving tip 🦃
Sweet potato dishes taste extra yummy with some maple syrup mixed in and some sugar sprinkled on top

Red, orange, or yellow?

10/31/2018 | Posted by Hailee Leveto |

Have you ever wondered why some leaves turn yellow in the fall, while others turn red or orange? The answer is pretty science-y. Read on to find out!

Once the temperatures drop and days get shorter, leaves stop the process of photosynthesis to save energy, because they aren’t receiving the strong sunlight of spring and summer months. Since they are not producing chlorophyll anymore, which is what gives leaves their green color, it allows other pigments to shine through. “Carotenoids” are the same pigments present in carrots and give leaves an orange color. “Xanthophyll” is the pigment responsible for yellows. These pigments have been in the leaves all along, but chlorophyll overpowered them so all we saw was green.

Red leaves, however, emerge for a different reason. “Anthocyanins” are molecules that protect leaves from too much sunlight once photosynthesis is no longer occurring, sort of like sunscreen. This is why the upper and outer leaves of some yellow trees look like they are tinged with red. Anthocyanins also lower the freezing point, and offer protection from frost, allowing trees to keep their leaves a bit longer. In maple trees, the red pigments come about in the fall from trapped glucose (sugar).

It has been said that the best place in the world for fall foliage is the Northeastern United States due to its climate and wide range of deciduous trees. In that case, we count ourselves lucky to live in the heart of it all!

 

Source: https://www.sciencemadesimple.com/plants-in-winter.html

Fall Morning

10/30/2018 | Posted by jake |

A crisp, fall morning on the farm. There’s nothing quite like sunlight filtering through the trees like this.

Maple Candy Batches

10/24/2018 | Posted by jake |

We’ve made 3 batches of maple candy in the last week, each weighing in at about 25-27 pounds. Don’t worry, we make sure to taste test every batch for quality control

Boxes

10/12/2018 | Posted by jake |

We’ve been busy stocking Amazon’s fulfillment centers in preparation for the Christmas season. We’ve sent out 568 of these Home Depot boxes since the beginning of August. After depleting Meadville’s HD stock we had to run up to Erie and bought all 300 of their extra-small moving boxes. Having stock available in the majority of Amazon’s warehouses mean’s we can often offer same day delivery!

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