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

several jugs of Acadian Maple Syrup line a shelf

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

Wild Apple Crisp with Maple Cream

The perfect comfort dessert. This recipe for Wild Apple Crisp With Maple Cream features local apples and maple syrup. An easy, go-to dessert for entertaining – or family nights at home.

Dark Chocolate and Maple Caramel Oatcakes

There are so many ways to recreate this Nova Scotian staple. This Dark Chocolate and Maple Caramel Oatcake recipe has a great crunch on the outside, loads of nutrients inside, and that salty-sweet flavour — everything you need for that perfect oatcake!

Organic Hot Cereal with Maple Whipped Cream

This melt-in-your mouth recipe is easy to make and good at any time of day! Breakfast, brunch, a mid-afternoon snack or breakfast for supper – this Organic Hot Cereal with Maple Whipped Cream recipe from Sugar Moon Farm will warm you up and keep you revitalized.

A Unique Maple Snack: Cheese Curds & Maple Syrup

Frazer Hunter, of knoydart scoops cheese curds into a plastic bag

For a unique maple snack, Frazer Hunter of Knoydart Cheese House & Farm suggests combining cheese curds and maple syrup, sprinkling with your favourite nuts and microwaving for five seconds in the microwave. Enjoy with crackers!

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? Their “Maple Magic” package 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.

Tapping your own maple tree

Want to reap the benefits of maple season in your own backyard? Check out our Tree Tapping 101 blog to learn how to tap your very own maple tree!

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