Saturday, April 21, 2012

How to Order Pure Maple Syrup and Wildflower Honey

We are delighted that you are interested in purchasing our maple syrup and/or honey. We're just a couple of mom-and-pop farmers, so we don't have an online store, nor do we take Visa. But it's still very easy to order our products, so here are the details.

Pure Maple Syrup - USDA Certified Organic, US Grade A Medium Amber
17 oz. gift bottle - $14.00 per bottle
Case of 12 gift bottles - $154.00
1-gallon plastic jug - $65.00

MN Wildflower Honey - Pure honey, a combination of basswood, clover and other beautiful Minnesota wildflowers growing in our native prairie fields.
One-pound glass jar -$5.00 per jar, or $55.00 for a case of 12 jars
Two-pound glass jar - $10.00 per jar, or $110.00 for a case of 12 jars


Shipping to IA, IL, MN, NE, ND, SD, WI (via Spee Dee Delivery)
1 to 3 bottles syrup and/or honey : $5.00
4 to 6 bottles syrup and/or honey: $8.00
Case of 12 bottles maple syrup: $18.00
1-gallon jug - $8.00
Case of 1-lb jars of honey: $10.00
Case of 2-1b jars of honey: $15.00

Shipping to all other states including AK and HI (US Post Office Flat rate priority mail)
1 or 2 bottles syrup/honey: $12
3 bottles syrup: $16
Case of 12 bottles of syrup (to lower 48) $35
Case of 12 jars of 1-lb or 2-lb honey $20
Shipping costs for large orders to AK and HI will need to be calculated
Costs for shipping gallon jugs will need to be calculated

Check or money order payable to: Sapsucker Farms

Send us an email at, or call us at 320.679.9195 and let us know the quantities of each that you would like to purchase. We'll confirm the final cost and make shipping arrangements. For holiday gifts, we will be happy to ship directly to the recipient, including a card from the giver.

We know that you will love these sweet and tasty goodies harvested from God's green earth. And we especially thank you for your patronage.

Jim & Debbie Morrison
Sapsucker Farms

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Sapsucker Farms blog posts

How to order Sapsucker Farms Maple Syrup and Honey

Updated November 30, 2011

Here are links to the blogs I have written for Simple Good and Tasty.

Five Lessons in Making Apple Cider October 19, 2011

The Inspiring Honeybee Comeback Story August 2, 2011

Heartbroken yet Hopeful: One Beekeeper’s Advice on Starting your Own Colony. May 23, 2011

Making Maple Syrup: Creative Ingenuity at its Best April 15, 2011

Magical, Mysterious, Wonderful Dirt March 10, 2011

How I Became a Minnesota Pineapple Farmer January 24, 2011

Turning Our Bumper Crop of Eggs Into Delicious, Custardy Egg Nog December 23, 2010

Winter Offers a Welcome Change of Pace on the Farm December 16, 2010

Modern Technology and This Year's Deer Hunting Opener November 10, 2010

Ring-Necked Pheasant Season and My Good Friend Barb November 2, 2010

Sticky Fun Yields Honey to Die For (At Least if You're a Bee) October 1, 2010

Honey Harvesting 101: Smoke, Stink, Blow, Brush September 21, 2010

5 New Ways to Use Local Honey to Sweeten Your life September 13, 2010

Rain/Heat/Weeds Got You Down? Think Happy Thoughts! August 13, 2010

Life with "The Girls" Provides Entertainment, Free Fertilizer and Incomparable Eggs July 9, 2010

How Growing a Few Backyard Tomato Plants Led to My Life as a Farmer June 9, 2010

Eat Local Honey and 7 Other Ways You Can Help Save the Bees May 4, 2010

Making Maple Syrup Brings Out the Kid in All of Us April 4, 2010

Do Honeybees Fly South for the Winter? March 7, 2010

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

The sap is GUSHING!

So far it's been a pretty steady spring with the sap just gently trickling each day. At least that was the case until a few days ago. Now, we have been having absolutely perfect weather for maple syruping and the sap is gushing. Each day, the five-gallon pails attached to each of the 500 taps are full to the brim. On Sunday we collected over 1,000 gallons of sap and we still didn't get it all. The maple syrup season of 2009 is turning out to be a real winner.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

How to prepare for the sap flow

The sap is just starting to trickle. It's not a full sap flow just yet, but it'll be any day now. Some of the trees are flowing but many are not. We are just waiting for the ground to thaw just a little more; the trees should be gushing by this weekend if the weather holds up.

Anyone who is interested in making maple syrup, should be prepared to:
1.) be spontaneous -- the sap flow is weather-dependent. Sap only flows when there are freezing nights and warm days. Without that, there is no sap, so if you want to come and help, you'll need to be flexible, watch the weather, and be ready as soon as the sap flows.
2.) be ready to get dirty -- it's the muddiest time of the year, so plan to play in the mud.
3.) have the right apparel -- boots, gloves (rubber or leather) a light jacket, sun glasses, a cap; remember, you're in the woods with lots of shrubs and branches which can swat you in the face if you're not careful
4.) enjoy the surroundings -- the birds are returning for the spring, the snow is melting, you're enjoying the company of friends, and the smell of boiling maple sap is heavenly.
5.) sleep well -- it's a lot of work, but it's a lot of fun, and you can be guaranteed that you'll sleep well that night.
6.) wake up early -- be sure to get up early enough the next morning to make pancakes topped with fresh maple syrup. Nothing can beat that!

Stay tuned, we'll keep you updated on what's happening at Sapsucker Farms this season and hope you have a happy sugaring season too!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

2009 Maple Syrup Season

The 2009 maple syrup season is here! Today at Sapsucker Farms is tree tapping day. There is still some snow on the ground, but it is quickly melting and turning into mud. Ahhhh, what fun it is to play in the mud! It only took a little over three hours to set all 500 taps, tubes, buckets and lids. It was all made possible with the help of 10 friends, along with 25 hot dogs, two bags of chips, three cases of pop, and a large package of cookies. Thanks to all who helped out.
The sap should be running very soon. We'll keep you posted on what's happening here on the farm throughout the sugaring season.