Eleven Things You May Not Know About Crown Maple
- The home of Crown Maple, Madava Farms, is named after owners Robb and Lydia Turner’s daughters, Maddie and Ava.
- It takes roughly 40-50 gallons of sap to create 1 gallon of syrup.
- There are over 25,000 maple trees at Madava Farms.
- Crown Maple’s taste profile is a function of the purification process, which leads to a longer shelf life.
- The Crown Maple production process—from bark to barrel—takes just under 18 hours.
- There are usually only 20-25 production days during the maple harvest season.
- Crown Maple has approximately 250 miles worth of maple tubing.
- The amount of different syrup types (Golden, Amber, Dark & Very Dark) varies from season to season, and there is no way to know what type of syrup it will be until the sap is processed.
- One tree can give up to 1 gallon of sap (which is 98% water) per day.
- Crown Maple’s staff individually taste tests each barrel to determine its best use.
- Crown Maple is gluten-free, certified organic and contains no GMO’s or preservatives.
Seven Alternate Uses For Maple
- Don't let leftover berries or cherries go to rot in the fridge. Place them in a glass jar and fill 2/3rds full with your favorite spirit and 1/3 maple syrup. Store in the fridge and enjoy in your next cocktail, cake or nibble.
- Leftover coffee? Save that delicious microlot brew with a little maple and enjoy the next day over ice. Crown Maple will keep your coffee from losing its luster and give you the sweet boost for the morning.
- Get the kids to eat their veggies. Toss a little Crown Maple over carrots and greens to get the little ones munching.
- Oops! A little too much salt? Don't throw away tonight's dinner, balance it away with a tablespoon of Crown Maple and a couple drops of bitters.
- Is your freshly baked cake or bread dry? Soak with crown maple to sweetly hydrate your cake back to life. 3/4 cup crown maple, 1/4 cup water, mix and brush onto baked good until well soaked.
- Not the mixologist you thought you were... Add a little crown maple to bring back the balance to a mixed cocktail and sooth out the harshness of whiskey or other spirit.
- Tomatoes out of season for your tomato sauce? Add crown maple to bring the zest back to tomatoes.