Pure Maple Syrup: Packaging and Shipping

Bascom Family Farms pure and organic maple syrup are available for shipping year-round in a wide range of forms, grades, and packaging when and how you need them. If you’re looking for maple syrup in glass, plastic jugs, tin cans or drums in sizes ranging from five-gallon containers to tanker trucks, we can meet your bulk maple syrup needs.

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Pictured: 55-gallon drum, two 5-gallon drums, two 5-gallon bags-in-a-box, and a 220-gallon tote

Have a custom packaging request? Call us! Our packaging facility is designed to heat, filter and pack syrup to exacting specifications. Bascom Family Farms quality is the best in the industry and our grading standards are never compromised. We’ll work with you to select the grade of syrup that fits your needs – and deliver it how and when you need it. Call for packing, pricing, and shipping information today. Let Bascom Family Farms be your maple source… you can count on us!

Bulk Maple Syrup

Premium Bulk Maple Syrup: In High Demand Worldwide

Pure maple is one of the fastest growing flavor profiles and Bascom Family Farms is America’s leading independent bulk maple syrup supplier to food manufacturers and food service establishments around the world. National brands buy bulk maple syrup from us because of our firm commitment to superior quality. Our strict grading standards lead the industry – all of our bulk maple syrup is certified Kof-K Kosher and non-GMO, and our bulk organic maple syrup is certified by Quality Assurance International (QAI).

maple-syrup-bulkAs a food manufacturer or food service provider in today’s world, you have a tremendous opportunity to meet the growing demand for pure and natural products. Whether you produce yogurt, ice cream, baked goods, cereals, snacks, beverages, or meats, pure bulk maple syrup and maple sugar are essential for a unique and delicious flavor profile. It can also help you stand out from your competitors in a crowded marketplace.

Bascom Family Farms is fully equipped to assist you with recipe formulation and product application assistance whenever you need it. Whether you have high or small volume demand for our bulk maple products, we can supply your bulk maple syrup needs. We will deliver your products throughout the year when and where you need them.

Why All Bulk Maple Syrup Suppliers Are Not Equal

If you demand consistent high-quality ingredients for your products, you need to look for a bulk maple syrup supplier that values the same excellence. In addition to our conventional bulk maple syrup, our bulk organic maple syrup is certified organic and carries the USDA organic seal. Bascom Family Farms is proud to also earn the SQF certification and to extend this value promise to our customers – and to yours.

Bulk Maple Syrup That Makes the Grade

Whether you are new to the world of pure maple syrup or a seasoned veteran bulk maple syrup buyer, you may be surprised to learn just how many grades and types exist for this natural product. It is important to first understand the USDA maple syrup grading system that includes these five grades and corresponding flavor profiles:

  • Grade A Golden Color, Delicate Taste Maple Syrup: This smooth flavor is one of the most delicate of all the maple syrup grades. Made earlier in the season during colder climates, this smooth maple flavor is ideal for maple cream and maple candies.
  • Grade A Amber Color, Rich Taste Maple Syrup: This syrup is slightly darker than the Golden Delicate and is known for its smooth maple flavor. This distinctive taste is produced mid-season when the temperatures start to warm. Its unique and subtle flavor is most often used for table syrup.
  • Grade A Dark Color, Robust Taste Maple Syrup: As the days become warmer and longer in sugaring season, we produce this full-bodied maple syrup grade. Both the color and the maple flavor are a bit stronger and more intense than the Amber, Rich. The sugar content of the saps has dropped by now so it takes more gallons of sap to make a gallon of syrup, hence the darker color and stronger flavors. This versatile grade is great as a topping and for cooking. Its strong maple flavor also lends itself to meat glazes, cooking recipes, and atop of waffles, pancakes, or oatmeal.
  • Grade A Very Dark Color, Strong Taste Maple Syrup: Typically used for cooking purposes, this is the strongest maple syrup flavor.
  • Processing Grade Maple Syrup: Used primarily as a commercial ingredient, this dark syrup presents a strong maple flavor. This maple syrup grade is very popular among food manufacturers. Produced last in the sugaring season, this maple syrup is exceptionally robust. Its intense maple flavor is perfect for baking, and many food brands and chefs rely on this specific grade for recipes. The processing grade of maple syrup is suitable as an ingredient in food products, but is not permitted for retail sale. While it doesn’t meet Grade A requirements, it does meet all other maple regulations and food quality/safety guidelines.

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If you want a strong maple syrup flavor, consider the darker grades. Many food chefs look to the bulk Dark, Robust Grade maple syrup for their recipes for its bold flavor profile, with manufacturers using commercial grade for that extra flavor impact. Bascom Family Farms has bulk maple syrup in various quantities, from jugs to tanker loads, for you to choose from.When it comes to these maple syrup grades, we take it even one step further. Bascom Family Farms is known in the industry for our “seven-tiered” grading standard. In fact, our stringent blending and grading process creates 28 individual grades. We understand that consistency is crucially important in your product formulations and to your consumers’ expectations. Our unique proprietary grading process allows us to get the flavor profile right every time. Very few other bulk maple syrup suppliers even come close to meeting this growing demand in the industry.

Our seven generations of maple farming and production experience, along with our maple R&D expertise, ensure that we produce maple products to meet your exact specifications. With our consistent flavor and color profiles, stringent maple grade standards and formulation assistance, your product will have the impact you’re looking for.  And if you are not exactly sure what flavor will work best for your needs, just talk to us and we can help. Let Bascom Family Farms be your maple source… you can count on us!

Bulk Maple Syrup Capacity You Can Count on Year-Round

Research shows that per capita consumption of pure maple products has almost tripled in the past 35 years within the United States. Bascom Family Farms continues to produce our high-quality 100% pure bulk maple syrup to meet this demand. Bascom Family Farms is able to fulfill your volume needs throughout the year and we are positioned to support and provide for the continued growth of the maple market. With a stable supply of bulk maple from our own farm as well as other independent farms throughout the maple syrup-producing region, and our four production lines dedicated to bulk maple syrup and bulk maple sugar products, Bascom Family Farms will continue to be the world’s preeminent bulk  maple supplier for many generations to come.

You Can Count on Us!

If you are looking to buy bulk maple syrup or bulk maple sugar in small quantities or large volumes, in various grades and packaging options, we can accommodate any request. Our manufacturing and distribution facilities can fulfill orders for one-gallon jugs, 55-gallon drums, 220-gallon totes, or even full tanker loads.

To place an order or receive additional information, please call us at 888-266-6271. You can also send us requests through our online form here. We look forward to working with you and providing you with the highest quality bulk maple products in the marketplace today. Let Bascom Family Farms be your maple source… you can count on us!

Pure Maple Syrup Grades Explained

How Is Maple Syrup Graded?

The maple syrup grading system is built on a combination of flavor and translucence, the latter of which measures how much light is transmitted through the syrup. Darker maple syrup grades permit less light to pass through, and lighter grades of maple syrup have the highest levels of light transmission. As a general rule of thumb, the lighter maple syrup grades are produced earlier in the season when the weather is colder and the darker maple syrup grades show up later in the season when it’s warmer.

Which maple syrup grade is right for your product and manufacturing needs?

There is no such thing as the “best” grade of maple syrup. As you formulate your products and recipes, you will likely have a specific maple syrup grade that works best for your needs. Included below are some common uses for the five basic grades:

  • Grade A Golden Color, Delicate Taste Maple Syrup: This smooth flavor is one of the most delicate of all the maple syrup grades. Made earlier in the season during colder climates, this smooth maple flavor is ideal for maple cream and maple candies.
  • Grade A Amber Color, Rich Taste Maple Syrup: This maple syrup grade is slightly darker than the Golden Delicate and is known for its smooth maple flavor. This distinctive taste is produced mid-season when the temperatures start to warm. Its unique and subtle flavor is most often used for table syrup.
  • Grade A Dark Color, Robust Taste Maple Syrup: As the days become warmer and longer in sugaring season, we produce this full-bodied maple syrup grade. Both the color and the maple flavor are a bit stronger and more intense than the Amber, Rich. The sugar content of the sap has dropped by now so, it takes more sap to make a gallon of syrup; hence the darker color and stronger flavors. This versatile grade, formerly know as Grade B maple syrup,  is great as a topping and for cooking. Its strong maple flavor also lends itself to meat glazes, cooking recipes, and atop of waffles, pancakes, or oatmeal.
  • Grade A Very Dark Color, Strong Taste Maple Syrup: Used primarily as a commercial ingredient, this dark syrup presents a strong maple flavor. This maple syrup grade is very popular among food manufacturers. Produced last in the sugaring season, this maple syrup is exceptionally robust. Its intense maple flavor is perfect for baking, and many food brands and chefs rely on this specific grade for recipes.
  • Processing Grade Maple Syrup: The processing grade of maple syrup is suitable as an ingredient in food products, but may contain off odors or flavors and cannot be graded as grade A. It is not permitted for retail sale. While it doesn’t meet Grade A requirements, it does meet all other maple regulations and food quality/safety guidelines, and is suitable as an ingredient in agricultural applications such as in livestock feed.

Our Proprietary “Seven-Tiered” Grading Process Ensures Consistency

Maple grade consistency is crucial to food manufacturers, chefs and private label marketers. This is why Bascom Family Farms maintains the strictest grading standards in the maple manufacturing industry.

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After arriving on premises, syrup is graded and stored separately in large tanks.

While we grade maple by the basic four USDA grades, we also employ an even tougher blending and grading system. Bascom Family Farms’ “seven-tier” grading standard produces 28 maple syrup grades that ensure each manufacturer gets the exact flavor profile they need. Our “seven-tiered” maple grading standard is stringent and steadfast. It segregates the maple syrup by flavor profile and color for optimal quality assurance and consumer satisfaction. We take this extra step because maple syrup (just like wine) varies slightly from grower to grower and from region to region every year. Our unique proprietary grading process allows us to formulate those subtleties out so manufacturers, private label marketers, the world’s top chefs and leaders in the food service industry get a consistent product with the correct flavor profile every time.  In addition, all of our organic bulk maple syrup products are certified organic by Quality Assurance International (QAI), carry the USDA organic seal, and have the Kof-K Kosher certification.

Next steps with new maple grades

You can start by right-clicking the image below and downloading this infographic:
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As of August 1, 2015, Bascom Family Farms has shipped maple syrup labelled according to the new grading system. We remain committed to providing exceptional pure maple syrup products that meet your exact flavor profile needs, so we’ll be tracking the latest progress on the new maple syrup grades roll-out and posting regular updates on our blog—be sure to check back often. Additionally, we’ll be providing extensive education on these new maple syrup grade changes, so our buyers, manufacturers, chefs, and retailers can seamlessly transition to these new guidelines while maintaining product taste, label continuity, and appropriate marketing outreach.

Order Bascom Family Farms maple syrup today!

When it comes to fulfilling customized requests for your maple syrup needs, Bascom Family Farms has it covered. Our distinctive maple syrup grades are available in any volume you need. Our manufacturing and distribution facilities can handle custom packaging requests, with capabilities to heat, filter, and pack maple syrup to your specifications. Please call us at 888-266-6271 to place an order or send us an online request or inquiry here. Remember, if you need expert advice on your product or recipe formulations, we are more than happy to help. Let Bascom Family Farms be your maple source… you can count on us!