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Old February 21st, 2013, 08:36 PM
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Okay... so I just filled three 45 gallon barrels with syrup and want to bulk sell them in Ontario (in theory). Where? There used to be a place in Brockville which is now gone. Lots of options in NB or the States. Where can I sell bulk in Ontario?

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Old February 21st, 2013, 09:32 PM
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You are already boiling?

I am not that far away from you & I don't even plan on tapping for a week or 2
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Old February 21st, 2013, 09:37 PM
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Nope. I will be tapping within the next week but with far more taps than what I can sell. All my asking around in Eastern Ontario has not discovered a bulk buyer as of yet.
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Okay... so I just filled three 45 gallon barrels with syrup and want to bulk sell them in Ontario (in theory). Where? There used to be a place in Brockville which is now gone. Lots of options in NB or the States. Where can I sell bulk in Ontario?

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I know in my area you can bulk sell to Robinson Maple Products in Auburn (central Ontario)
They have a processing plant to bottle etc and buy syrup from several producers in the area.
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 01:27 PM
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Bryan,

The bulk market in Ontario has disappeared over the last few years. LB Maple is no longer in Brockville and none of the buyers who would come in to buy are around anymore.
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Jakeman's in Sweaburg (Woodstock area) will buy bulk.
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Seems everyone I ask sells a barrel here or a barrel there... but we are missing the Bascom type buyer in our province.
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Any reason why that is? I can think of about 6 bulk buyers around me. Seems odd that they are not around you up there. Have you checked with your equipment dealers? Most all of them buy bulk here in the states.
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There's almost no bulk buyers in Ontario. Yes, Jakemans does buy bulk and Atkinsons buys bulk sometimes too but they generally have their same producers they buy from every year. We used to have Delta Foods in Brockville but they got bought by LB Maple Treats a few years back and closed the plant not too long after. Today we have to fend for ourselves. It would be nice to have a Bascoms-like buyer but they haven't materialized yet.
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Bryan ex... I assume you are just trying to see if any bulk byers are still available in ontario. Ennis maple is correct, there was a bulk byer in Brockville, but they were bought out and subsiquently shut the door.

My suggestion....You work hard for your syrup.... Get the value out of it by selling retail. I am sure ennis would agree. Yes.. Its a bit more work, but very worth the effort.

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