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Powassan Maple Syrup Festival: This Weekend!

Powassan Maple Syrup FestivalThe annual Powassan Maple Syrup Festival is almost here! This year, the festival celebrates its 20th year on April 22nd — Golden Treasure Maple Syrup will be there! Come pay us a visit, sample our delicious maple products, explore Powassan, enjoy live music, and spend an educational day learning about one of Canada’s signature treats.

Are you curious about the different shades and flavours of maple syrup? Here’s our handy guide to selecting a style:

 

Maple Weekend: April 1-2, 2017

What is Maple Weekend?

The Ontario Maple Syrup Producers’ Association will be hosting the third Annual Maple Weekend on April 1 – 2, 2017 from 10 AM to 4 PM. Participants in Maple Weekend can be found across the province in a number of maple syrup producing areas.

Maple weekend gives you a first-hand opportunity to see how maple products are produced, from tree to table, along with the chance to taste and purchase quality maple products.

Check out the official Maple Weekend website for more information.

If you’d like to visit us, you can find us at:
250 Lingenfelters Road
Trout Creek ON P0H 2L0

Directions:

We are located approximately 12 km west of Trout Creek on Hwy 522. (Just past Granite Hill Road).
From Hwy 522, turn right onto Lingenfelter’s Road and we are at 250. If you hit Alsace Road, you have gone too far.

1-705-723-1408
info@goldentreasuremaplesyrup.com

 

 

Three Healthy Smoothies with Maple Syrup

Maple Syrup smoothies are delicious!
Maple syrup: a delicious, healthy smoothie ingredient!

Bored with your breakfast? Need something quick, delicious and easy to transport? Skipping breakfast is not recommended – how often have you heard that it is the most important meal of the day? My favorite go-to is a smoothie, sweetened with natural maple syrup (or maple sap, during maple syrup season). If you happen to have maple sap, go ahead and add ¼ – ½ of a cup to your favorite smoothie recipe for a very subtle maple kick. Adding 1-2 tablespoons of pure maple syrup to a smoothie gives it a sweet boost that isn’t overwhelming like other sweeteners. Start your day right–on a sweet note!

Healthy Smoothie Recipes (with Maple Syrup):

 

Maple Sap — You Can Drink It, and It’s Healthy!

Maple SapI’ve just had a  “big birthday” and I’ve decided to make some healthier choices when it comes to my diet. My goal this year is to reduce consuming food and beverages that don’t offer me any health benefits. It’s a no brainer for me to start using more maple sap in my daily fluid intake, and also in my daily cooking. Yes, I will also continue to substitute maple syrup for sugar in my recipes, but incorporating  sap just makes so much sense too.

Maple Sap: Fewer Calories and Less Sugar

First of all, it has fewer calories and less sugar than some other healthy beverages (for example, coconut water). Second, maple sap contains calcium, potassium, manganese, magnesium and electrolytes. Maple sap can be used instead of water to make soups, stews, smoothies, teas and coffee, although I would use a French press instead of a coffee machine. It’s also locavore friendly, totally unprocessed, and contains no additives whatsoever.

The Ontario Maple Syrup Producers Annual Maple Weekend – First weekend in April

Come visit us on the Maple Weekend during the first weekend of April and sample a beverage made with pure maple sap! We’re all looking forward to the first sap run – we’ll keep you posted!

Check out www.mapleweekend.ca for details about the festivities!