What is the Difference Between Pure and Organic Maple Syrup?
Bascom Maple Farms provides both pure maple syrup or organic maple syrup—what’s the difference?
While all maple syrup comes from sugar maples, organic maple syrup must follow the guidelines of the USDA. Third-party inspectors ensure that all policies and procedures have been followed.
Beginning with a walk through our sugarbush, the organic inspectors evaluate our forest management practices, such as thinning and harvesting. They observe our tapping procedures to ensure we are getting just the right number of taps on a tree and to confirm that no chemical fertilizers or pesticides are used on or near the farm. They check to see what our neighbors are doing and establish buffer zones, if necessary.
From the spout, the inspectors follow the path of the sap and look for any point where the possibility of contamination could occur. Then they evaluate the sugar house and the boiling process where equipment must meet rigid cleaning standards. The maple syrup is then properly filtered and stored for sale and shipping.
Being organic takes time and effort, but it is worth it for us. It allows us to maintain healthy forests, a healthy environment, and a great organic maple syrup for you, our customer.
If high-quality maple syrup with a flavor profile you can count on is important to you, choose Bascom Maple Farms as your maple source.