maple syrup

Clayhill Farm and Forest

Harry and Judy Worm are the owners of Clayhill Farm and Forest near Brainerd. Right now Harry is busy hauling sap and making maple syrup, while Judy is taking care of calves and getting ready to try out new ways of teaching agriculture classes - remotely - at Brainerd High School. Harry and Judy covered a lot of ground when they talked with Dan Houg and Katie Carter on the Wednesday Morning Show. Clayhill Farm has been in Judy’s family since the ‘50s.

Just yesterday, Beth Dooley and Mette Nielsen launched their new book, Sweet Nature: A Cook’s Guide to Using Honey and Maple Syrup, published by the University of MN Press. Sweet Nature is a cookbook based largely on local foods and incorporating two of Minnesota’s natural sweeteners, maple syrup and honey.

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Monday mornings at 7:20 we bring you Northern Voices with Leah Lemm. 

'Northern Voices: Celebrating Ties to Minnesota's Northland,' shares sustainable, traditional, indigenous, and ancestral practices of Northern Minnesotans. Through these conversations, 'Northern Voices' celebrates the richness of individual, organizational, and communal ways of life within the region.

This week we head to the sugarbush with JoDan Rousu. 

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This week Marshall gives us some of the stories from The Timberjay newspaper including Wild Rice Sulfate standards in the MN Legislature, the Orr Center, Ely's city silver maple tree tapping and the strong start at the Pike River Hatchery. 

"From my perspective there are no bad sugarbush seasons," says David Manuel. "We always get something...or I should say we are given the gift of the sap to make into sugar, candy and syrup. To talk a little bit more in relevant and contemporary terms, it wasn't the best year, but it wasn't the worst - at least for me."

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This week Marshall tells us about the stories they covered in the Timberjay newspaper:  the maple tree tapping in downtown Ely, the Northwoods Grizzlies going to the state boys basketball tournament and what the 5 year moose survey found out. 

TimberSweet's Award Winning Maple Syrup

Mar 12, 2018

In 2013 Butch and Amy Fideldy had the great honor of winning Best in Show for their Grade A dark amber syrup from the North American Maple Syrup Council. The sap is starting its run in northern MN, so Butch and Amy joined Brett Carter and Katie Carter on Northern Community Radio's Morning Show to talk about their business – TimberSweet - and the process of making syrup.

Jill and Rob Hietala

If you've ever wanted to find out where local food comes from, or if you're interested in becoming a local grower yourself, there's an opportunity to visit Floodwood River Farm between 9 and 11 a.m. this Saturday morning as part of the 4th Annual Iron Range Harvest Festival.

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Jim Fruth is a gatherer of maple sap, a maker of syrups and jams, and a fruit grower in northern Minnesota. In fact, he grows over 2,000 pounds of fruit annually on just half an acre at Brambleberry Farm in Pequot Lakes. Jim recently presented a workshop on maple syrup for beginners for Happy Dancing Turtle's annual "Back to Basics" gathering. He makes and sells more than 20 kinds of jams and jellies made from fruit grown on his farm.

He provides these pointers for beginners:

The tools of the trade: