Gibbons Family Farm Maple Sugar House
Producing quality Ontario maple syrup using
a mix of traditional methods and modern equipment.

Updated News from the Sugar Bush
Date: December 9, 2019
We are truly touched by all of the best wishes and support received after making the announcement that we will be retiring in the spring of 2020. We are ever, ever so thankful. As of today’s date, our farm gate store continues to be open daily from 9 am to 4 pm with a small selection of maple syrup on the shelves (please see order page for size options). Please feel free to call or email to inquire about our inventory as it changes daily. Again, thank you ever so much for your support; remaining open until the very last drop is sold.

‘Sweet Maple’ regards,

Sarah & Bill

News from the Sugar Bush
Date: October 17, 2019
Dear Friends of Gibbons Maple Syrup,

It’s that time of year when we begin to prepare and plan for the upcoming maple syrup season (hard to believe it’s just 5 months away!). Fall is spent washing and maintaining the pipeline, ordering syrup contains and supplies, as well as continuing sales by attending local Christmas shows, keeping local stores stocked, and filling mail orders.

This year though will be a little different as we are also preparing for a retirement. After 20 years as a dairy farmer, and 25 yeas as a maple syrup producer, Bill is retiring! As his business partner and daughter, all I can say is: Happy Retirement Dad – well deserved, do enjoy!

So where does this leave myself (Sarah) and Gibbons Maple Syrup? Over the next six months, business as usual regarding maple syrup sales, however we will not be preparing for a 2020 maple syrup production season. After much succession planning, with Bill’s retirement, also comes the announcement that Gibbons Maple Syrup will not be producing maple syrup in the spring of 2020 or any year afterwards.

Therefore, not only a change for Bill, but for myself too! However not any time soon as Gibbons Maple Syrup remains open until our inventory is gone. Over the next few months, we will be keeping ourselves busy with our Fall retail sales (farm gate store, Christmas shows, mail orders), packaging the remainder of our 2019 maple syrup into containers and making deliveries. When the last drop of liquid gold is sold, a new adventure (unknown at this time) for Sarah!

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you. Thank you for being a wonderful friend of Gibbons Maple Syrup – your tremendous support made Gibbons Family Farm a successful, small local business.

‘Sweet Maple’ regards,

Sarah Gibbons, Bill Gibbons

sap-collectionMaple Syrup is made only in Eastern North America, however this delightful 100% pure natural sweetener is enjoyed by people around the world. Native Americans taught the European settlers how to gather the sap from maple trees and boil it down to produce maple syrup. Today, modern equipment is used to make maple syrup, but the process is still the same.

Our Canadian heritage comes alive every spring with the arrival of another maple syrup season. Maple syrup is made during March and April when the weather conditions are cold at night and warm during the day.

loading fireboxWe have 4500 taps spread over 100 acres of maple bush. Approximately 44 kilometers of pipeline is strung throughout our maple bush to collect the sap. We use a tractor pulling a trailer with a 3000 litre tank to bring the sap from the storage tanks in the maple bush to our road side maple sugar house.

It takes approximately 40 litres of maple sap to produce 1 litre of maple syrup. We use a modern wood fired evaporator to boil the sap down, and package all of our maple syrup on site.

For your interest, view a maple syrup video on the production of maple syrup in Ontario.

Gibbons Maple Sugar House - Open Year Round

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Sugarhouse and Store

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We're Easy To Find

We're located only:
  • 25 km from Smiths Falls
  • 30 km from Brockville
  • 100 km from Ottawa
Head east on Kitley Line 8 from Frankville; after 2.5kms, veer to the left onto Leacock Road. We're the first farm on the right (#41).

GPS: 44° 44.560′ N   75° 55.950′ W

Gibbons Family Farm Maple Sugar House is a member of the Ontario Maple Syrup Producers Association. Within this Association, our chapter is the Lanark & District Maple Syrup Producers Association.

Gibbons Family Farm
41 Leacock Road, RR 1
Frankville, Ontario
K0E 1H0

For more information:
Tel: 613-275-2893
Toll Free 1-877-440-7887

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