Our father and son business began in 1993 by boiling sap from 40 taps, we have now increased to over 800 taps. Approximately half of these are handled by the "old fashioned" method of using buckets to catch the sap flow; while the other half are done the modern way by using tubing to transport the sap from the tree to the collection tank. On average, it takes the sap from 4 taps for the entire season to make one gallon of pure maple syrup . Making maple syrup is a slow labor intensive process that requires evaporating about 40 gallons of sap in order to produce 1 gallon of syrup. The maple syrup season begins in late February in our area and continues until early April. During that time, the combination of freezing nights and warm days causes the sap to flow from the maple trees.
Big Tree Maple
has all types of maple products available year 'round. Self service shop open 24/7. Shipping available. Tours by appointment or by chance. One of the tour stops on the "Maple Weekend" tour every March.