Maple Season Madness

March marks the start of maple season in Nova Scotia! From now until late April, you can take advantage of all maple season has to offer across Nova Scotia. Keep reading for sweet maple products and recipes to try, along with fun activities that will help you make the most of this maple season!

Products

Ironworks Distillery’s Maple Rum and Maple Rum Cream

Bottle of Ironworks maple rum is held in the palm of someone's hands

Ironworks Distillery’s maple rum and rum cream are popular and delicious! Feature them in fancy maple cocktails or throw a splash of the rum cream in your coffee on a relaxing weekend morning.

Look for these products at Liquid Assets, Bishop’s Cellar, RockHead Wine & Beer Market, or direct from the distillery.

Sugar Moon Farm

When visiting Sugar Moon Farm, be sure to pop into the retail shop – it’s filled with tons of great products! Along with maple syrup, you can also purchase Sugar Moon’s maple-flavoured preserves and spices. They even offer bars of maple-scented soap!

All of their products are also available for online ordering. Explore their online store here.

Steinhart Distillery’s Maple Vodka

Bottle of Steinhart Distillery vodka sits in the middle of image. Maple leaves are scattered throughout the image with maple syrup bottles to the left and right.

Steinhart Distillery’s Maple Vodka will remind you of a summer evening wrapped up in a blanket sitting by the fire and waiting for the morning. With comforting flavours of maple, caramel, butterscotch, and burnt sugar, this vodka will not disappoint!

You can find this product at Steinhart Distillery’s retail shop, WestSide Beer Wine Spirits, Harvest Wines & Spirits, Liquid Assets, your local NSLC, or you can order online from Steinhart’s website.

Acadian Maple Products

Three Acadian Maple syrup 1L jugs

Acadian Maple Products is a wild crafted gourmet food producer and distributor who specializes in pure Nova Scotia maple syrup. Offering maple syrup, maple coffee, maple butter, maple jams, maple BBQ sauce, and more, Acadian Maple definitely has a product for everyone!

Get your hands on their products at their retail shop, several local independent retailers, find their maple syrup at your local Sobeys or Superstore or order online from their website. 

Sainte-Famille Maple Dessert Wine

Sainte famille maple wine sits beside a pumpkin with cornstalks in background

We bet you’ve never tried the combination of local wine and maple syrup! This tasty creation from Sainte-Famille Wines is perfect to enjoy after dinner.

Big Cove Foods Maple Mustard Hamonizer

This medley of mustard and pure maple sugar from Big Cove Foods dances together in a sea of herbs and spices. It’s the ultimate “Ham-onizer”, but don’t let the name stop you for all the creative potential this blend has to offer. Use it any way you want!

Cedar Bay Grilling Company’s Maple Planked Salmon

Dinner just got a whole lot easier with Cedar Bay Grilling’s Hickory Maple Planked Salmon! Pop your Cedar Bay salmon into the oven, mix up a side salad, and you’ve got yourself a delicious meal in less than half an hour!

Look for Cedar Bay products via their online store or your local Sobeys, Superstore and several independent retailers.

Sweet Maple Treats

sable shortbread

A few additional products we recommend you try this maple season are Petite Patrie’s Maple White Chocolate Bar and the Maple Cream Shortbread from Sable Shortbread. Both of these products use Nova Scotia maple syrup and are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth!

Recipes

Maple Blueberry Pork Loin Roast

Maple Blueberry Pork Roast

There’s something so comforting about a classic pork roast with some added sweetness. This pork loin rib roast combines notes of warm spice, with whole cloves, and Nova Scotia maple syrup mixed with blueberry juice for a sticky glaze. It’s the perfect addition to any family feast!

Maple Bundt Cake

This Maple Bundt Cake with streusel and maple cream cheese glaze is the perfect addition to any coffee date. Serve it as dessert for a family dinner, bring it to Easter brunch, give it as a gift to a loved one or make it any time, ever. You just need to try this recipe!

Wild Blue Rum Runner

Made with Nova Scotia amber rum, maple syrup, and wild blueberries, this berry sweet cocktail celebrates all things local!

Activities

Sugar Moon Farm

Photo of March Break at Sugar Moon Farm

Are you looking to take a day trip with family and friends? Why not visit Sugar Moon Farm? Beginning March 20, Sugar Moon is offering their “Maple Magic” package! This includes dine-in brunch, a tour of the farm, and sugar-on-snow.

Seating is limited and reservations are required. For more information on the package or to reserve, click here. 

The Flying Apron’s Maple Brunch

By popular demand, The Flying Apron Cookery  has added a second date for their annual Maple Brunch. On March 28, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. enjoy all-you-can-eat buttermilk pancakes with local maple syrup, Oulton’s double smoked bacon, local Cavicchi’s sausages, and much more!

This is always a very popular event, so reservations are encouraged. To reserve, call 902-633-2300.

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