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The Ennis Family
The Ennis Family

Nothing says “Spring is Here!” like the smell of boiling Ontario maple syrup! We produce the best tasting, pure Ontario maple syrup from the rocky hills of Tay Valley Township. The Ennis Family has been farming on the eastern shores of Bennett Lake in Lanark County, Ontario since the 1860s. A lot has changed since our Irish ancestors immigrated but the honest, hard-working attitude remains the same! We now have approximately 4,500 taps connected to over 30 km of tubing on vacuum and a 3-post Reverse Osmosis machine but we are still ALL WOOD FIRED -The Old Fashioned Way! Marty & Andy, with a lot of help from our family and friends, are the 4th generation in the Ennis family to make maple syrup on the property over the past century.

When is Maple Syrup Season?

We are often asked, “When is maple syrup season”? The running joke is “I’ll tell you by the end of April“! Truthfully, we don’t really know because it all depends on the weather. When the temperature starts to creep above freezing in late February or early March the trees will start to release their sap so we can make the first agricultural crop of the year – golden maple syrup! Ideal sugaring weather would be a daytime high of 5°C to 7° C and a drop to -5°C overnight. Late March tends to be the most reliable time to plan a trip to the sugar bush with your family if you want to see the sap running and smell the intoxicating aroma of boiling maple syrup. Once it ceases to freeze at night and the buds on the trees start to break dormancy, maple syrup production is finished for the year – generally in the first or second week of April.
Maple syrup - glass bottles
Three grades of maple syrup
Golden-Delicate, Amber-Rich, Dark-Robust

Grades of Maple Syrup

We generally have all grades of 100% Pure Ontario Maple Syrup available. Recently, grading of maple syrup was standardized across the maple syrup producing provinces and states. The old naming of Extra Light, Light, Medium and Amber syrup have been replaced as noted below. The syrup has not changed – just the nomenclature with Medium being split between Amber-Rich and Dark-Robust. Most people choose Amber-Rich or Dark-Robust so if you’re not certain what you like it’s the best place to start. Remember that grading of syrup is based on colour (light transmittance) and the corresponding flavour and not sugar content. All maple syrup must contain a minimum of 66.0 Brix (roughly equivalent to % sugar). As a general rule, the lighter syrup is produced early in the season and the darkest syrup is produced at the end of the season.

Click to see the changes to the Maple Syrup colour classes

We produce maple syrup products from our very own maple tree forest, located on the eastern shores of Bennett Lake in Lanark County
– the Maple Syrup Capital of Ontario!

Why Buy Pure Ontario Maple Syrup?​

100% pure Ontario maple syrup is local – meaning it takes less energy to get it from our farm to your fridge. Local farmers need our support and ensuring it says “Product of Ontario” helps us to keep working our family farms so we can help feed your family!

Maple syrup contains more nutrition in the form of minerals and vitamins than all other common sweeteners. Below is a table comparing maple syrup to other sweeteners. The link below is to the full information card.

Maple Syrup Nutritional Information