The WMSPA holds the annual first tree tapping event in a different part of Wisconsin every year on the Saturday closest to the 15th of March. This is the day that the Governor of Wisconsin declares “Maple Syrup Month” (March 15th to April 15th) in Wisconsin. This event moves around the state each year and many times
This adventure began for us in 2015 when Jordan sparked an interest in tapping trees to sell the sap to local producers. We started out with 90 taps selling the majority of it but cooking small amounts on an outdoor flat pan. We continued this way for several years but adding a few more taps each year.
In 2018 Jordan decided it was time to purchase an evaporator. We grew to 300 taps and started purchasing sap from other local producers. We also purchased our first R.O. and filter press.
In 2019 we grew to 500 taps and buying more sap from other producers which made us realize it was time to purchase a bigger R.O. and build on to our sugar house.
Every year we have made additions to our process by adding storage tanks, a bottler, and other improvements to our sugar house to make our cooking more efficient.
What began as a hobby has grown to a small-scale syrup production business. We sell the majority of our syrup in bulk while bottling some for our family and friends.
We are looking forward to the First Tree Tapping and sharing our adventure with you!!
From left to right-Bert, Kristen, Madelynn, Katie and Jordan