Maple Syrup season is upon us! Greater St. Cloud has opportunities for you to get outside and learn more about Maple Syrup production in the St. Cloud Area!
Quick facts about Maple Syrup:
- Maple trees are tapped when the weather starts to warm, usually over a 4–6-week period in early March and late April.
- Most Maple Syrup is produced in Canada and the Northeastern United States.
- It takes 40 gallons of sap to make 1 gallon of syrup!
- Maple syrup was first produced by the Indigenous peoples of North America.
Wildwood Ranch is a family business that has been producing maple syrup since 1979! The ranch is located in the scenic Kraemer Lake-Wildwood County Park, and has tours on open house days. Tour dates in 2024 are March 17th and 24th, sign up on the Stearns County website.
Maple Syrup is offered for sale at:
Minnesota Street Market in St. Joseph, Backwards Bread Company in St. Cloud, the Farmers Market in St. Joseph, and their own Sugar Shack.
To learn more about tours of the Wildwood Ranch Maple Syrup Sugar House, call 320-248-7784.
Avon Hills Folk School is a non-profit that works to build community while exploring art, nature, and traditional skills. Trek into the woods for a quick weekend adventure in the Sugar Camp. Learn all about maple syrup and experience the woods in a hands-on tour where you can tap trees, empty syrup bags, and watch the sap boil! You can even try some almost finished maple syrup right out of the pan!
They have tours throughout March, you can click HERE to register.
OPEN HOUSE MARCH 2nd
The Syrup Ranch opened in 2009 as a one-man operation and quickly grew into an Award-Winning maple syrup producer! This March they are hosting an open house so you can see what the Syrup Ranch is all about. The open house will be March 2nd from 11:00am to 3:00pm.
Check out the website to stay updated on the open house, and order a tasty treat!
If all that learning and adventuring, has you hungry-check out these Breakfast Spots in Greater St. Cloud, so you can get your Maple Syrup fix!