Interesting article on Maple Syrup Grades

This article in The Atlantic Monthly does a good job of describing, from a connaisseur’s perspective, the differences between the lighter and darker syrup grades.

From our perspective, though, it has one significant error:  it states that the lighter syrup grades are generally more expensive, the darker grades cheaper.  This may have been true at one time but today — at least at Hidden Springs Maple — this price differential has largely disappeared.

(I think that Fraser — my brother-in-law who makes most of our syrup — might disagree with the “required only a small amount of labor” comment…but I suppose that was meant in a historical context?)


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