What Makes Maple Syrup Certified Organic?
Our organic maple syrup becomes certified after passing a detailed inspection. Organic inspectors walk through our sugarbush and 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 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 syrup is then properly filtered and stored for sale and shipping.
If high-quality certified organic maple syrup with a flavor profile you can count on is important to you, choose Bascom Maple Farms as your maple source.