pure maple syrup FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED

A little about...

CIRCLE BACK FARM

 

Circle Back Farm is Gene and Beth DeGayner -  A couple on a crusade to bring more natural sweetness to the world!

2018 was an interesting season, and a challenge across most of the maple syrup producing region. The sap was sweet, and made lovely light-colored syrup, delicious as ever, but there just wasn't that much of it! We tapped more trees in our 4th year (we are up to 1,434), but did not match last year's crop. We expect to sell out again by late summer or early fall. Thank you as always to friends and family who have supported and helped us in this endeavor. And to our wonderful customers, thank you! It's so fun to provide you with this all-natural, delicious food that you love so much!

The woods where this syrup originates is a diverse northern hardwoods ecosystem in Michigan's beautiful Upper Peninsula. Our land has been in the family for over 75 years, and by running our taps on vacuum, with a small-diameter drill bit and disposable taps, we minimize any damage to our trees. The sap is boiled on a high-efficiency wood-fired evaporator with sustainably-harvested fuel. We use a state-of-the-art filtering system to bring you crystal-clear syrup that is 100% pure. 

Recipes

Maple syrup is not just for pancakes! Instead of sugar, try a little pure maple syrup to sweeten coffee or tea, yogurt or fruit. Maple adds a subtle layer of flavor to many foods, from appetizers, to cocktails, to desserts.

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We are proud to offer a natural, sustainable product. Our syrup is organic, unblended, single-forest, direct from our sugarbush to you. Order early for holiday gifting - before we run out! Unopened, maple syrup has a long shelf-life.

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Where locals can purchase

Our syrup is sold at: Nanette's Knits and Gifts in Wakefield, Jim's Food Mart in Houghton (MTU Campus), Silver Lake Resort (5 mi north of Channing), The Jampot outside of Eagle River, our residence near Jacobsville, and the 2016 Calumet Farmer's Market (Saturdays, mid-June through October).

Why Organic?

We “went organic” in our second season of production. Organic certification guarantees the quality of the equipment we use in our production process, our choice of environmentally friendly cleaning products, and the absence of any pesticides in the soils of our land and adjoining land. Beyond simply passing our inspection and paying our annual fee, we have a deeper commitment to the land. These acres came into our family around 1930. It is a spot for family and friends to gather and enjoy throughout the year. Long after we are done with our maple syrup business, this native maple forest will continue as a thriving ecosystem rich in biodiversity and breathtaking in its beauty.

It is a joy and a privilege to share a small bit of the sap that courses through our maples each spring, making what many of our customers say is the best-tasting maple syrup they’ve ever had. We hope you feel the same.