Thread: Maple water?
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Old June 29th, 2018, 06:41 AM
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A producer would need to be very large to warrant buying the equipment to properly bottle their own. There are a few bottlers who buy sap from producers, but I think the numbers needed for them to buy your sap are quite high. They want fresh sap and in the few thousand gal/day area before they will buy it.
That being said, it is far easier to sell sap to another maple producer who then makes it into syrup. Just find a local producer and work it out.
I'm a rather small producer and I buy sap on shares, I make it into syrup and the sap provider gets a % back in syrup. In my case, the % varies as the sap sugar % varies.
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