Hosts: The Hutchinson Family (Orval, Doug & Michele)
Hutchinson Maple Syrup is a family owned and operated maple syrup farm. Orval, Doug, and Michele, with the help of their family, turn the maple sap that flows from their hardwood maple bush into sweet maple syrup to share with you! In 1974 Orval Hutchinson began producing maple syrup in Oro, Ontario, using cast irons pots with only 200 taps. From 1975 to 1988, Orval with the help of his family and son, Doug, expanded to 800 taps, and moved his operation into a sugar shack with a wood-fired evaporator. Fast forward 23 years later, when Doug and his wife, Michele, purchased a sugar bush on the 5th Line North of Oro-Medonte, it wasn’t long until the evaporator was once again fired up. In 2012, Orval, Doug, and Michele, began making maple syrup as a “hobby”. Because we love to share our sweet maple syrup with everyone, Hutchinson Maple Syrup has grown from 300 taps to over 1000 taps with the maple sap flowing through our gravity pipeline and, of course, into our buckets.
Bring your boots and come visit us, walk through our trails, see the process from tree to evaporator and taste the flavour of our fresh maple syrup right off our wood-fired evaporator!
Highlights for Your Visit
- Visit our Sugar Shack to see how maple syrup is made
- Taste maple syrup fresh off of the evaporator
- Walk through the trails in our Sugar Bush
- Roll your own Maple Taffy on the snow
- Check out our 2019 Maple Syrup products
Hutchinson Maple Syrup
2271 Line 5 North
Oro-Medonte, ON L0L 2E0
Telephone: (705)238-8605 or (705)627-7482
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