THE EFFERVESCENCE OF « MAPLE SYRUP SEASON »
(THE MAPLE SYRUP INDUSTRY IS BUBBLING WITH HEALTH)
The arrival of the month of March means, among other things, that the “sugar shacks” will open their doors to welcome the population who will participate in this activity that is part of a tradition firmly rooted in Quebec.
This time of year is when maple producers cut maple trees to collect the “sweet nectar” that will be tasted on site or sold to processors for use in the preparation of multiple products.
The growing consumer demand for these various products is a challenge that «BERNARD & FILS INDUSTRIES» is ready to meet.
A MORE ABUNDANT RAW MATERIAL
Considering the steady growth in sales of maple products, the “Producteurs et Producteurs acéricoles du Québec” (PPAQ) had no choice but to allow an increase in the number of taps that will occur over the course of 2022 and 2023.
This means that 7 million taps will be added over the next 2 years, bringing the total number of taps in Quebec to 57 million.
This increase will make it possible to collect a total of 25 million pounds of additional maple syrup per year.
The 7 million new taps will be distributed among the 1,300 new businesses and the 7,400 existing establishments.
RUN SYRUP… RUN
We totally agree with the decision of the “PPAQ” to increase the harvest of syrup.
This is further proof that the maple syrup industry is doing well in Quebec while ensuring its development and sustainability.
Our growth plan allows us to receive more than 30 million pounds of maple syrup annually.
We have already considered adding employees to our “corporate family”, if needed, and we will implement our plan, quickly, when the time comes.
The experience and versatility of our employees assures us of an adequate and efficient flow in all departments of our company.
THE HAZARDS OF MOTHER NATURE
We have all noticed in recent years that temperature variations are more frequent and significant.
The producers are aware of this climate change. They have adapted by being ready to harvest maple sap whenever the weather permits.
As a result, despite a lower crop last year, the average sugar bush harvest has been increasing over the past 10 years.
Les Industries Bernard & Fils