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ONTARIO MAPLE SYRUP PRODUCERS

APRIL 3-4, 2021

Golden Moment Farm

Athens, Ontario

Hosts: John and Norma Banford

Golden Moment Farm was established in 1997. We produce a top-quality maple syrup product, and value added products that are 100% pure and natural.

Golden Moment’s historical home, barn and the 350 acres is a bit like stepping back in time. Traditional values drive the management of Golden Moment Farm, where events such as Sunday night dinners with family & friends feature food that has been grown, canned or preserved on the farm.

Our Maple Syrup business…

We started our maple syrup business with a manual operation of 300 taps on an owner made arch and used boiling pans. Through the years we grew – learning and developing our practices; upgrading and installing processing equipment that met all necessary federal, provincial and organic standards.

We had grown our operation to involve 1200 buckets and a maple syrup evaporator which is stainless steel, lead free and considered one of the most environmentally friendly on the market. In 2014 we built a new sugar house which has lots of room for visitors to see the operation and learn about the maple syrup business.

In 2017 we started conversion towards to pipeline…we now have close to 2500 taps and we have just finished another renovation – our bottling and labelling room is compete.  This room will also double as our maple sampling room …  of which we will have syrup, butter, candy and sugar available to taste.. AND if there is snow – of course we will have taffy on the snow.

We would love to have you as a visitor! You can talk with John, Norma, and family / friends who would love to share what they have learned through the years.  You can take a walk out the main trail to see the pipeline system in operation… and if we have sap we will be boiling so visitors will get to see the operation ‘working’.

We will be open on Saturday and Sunday 10 – 4pm. Coffee and hot chocolate will be on!

FIND US

140 Mother Barnes Rd, Athens ON
613-924-1661