Locals often overlook the amazing experiences within their own backyards because they aren’t in the “tourist mindset”. If being home at this time of the year is new to you, or even if it isn’t new, challenge yourself to be as open to new experiences as you’d be on vacation. Many people that have lived in Ontario their entire lives haven’t taken full advantage of the maple syrup season. Which is a shame because maple syrup is an iconic internationally recognized symbol for Canada. So, don’t let another year pass you by without experiencing maple season in Ontario’s Southwest.

At-Home Maple Experiences

It’s easier than ever to enjoy local from the comfort of your own home!

The Richardson’s at Home Tree Tapping Experiences is ideal for those wanting to learn about the creation of maple syrup. Farmer James provides you with everything that you need to successfully tap your own trees and make your own maple syrup. He’s even recorded educational videos to walk you through the process!

maple syrup in bottle

If you're looking for those delicious and sweet local maple products, without all of the work of tapping your own tree, you can try one of Richardson’s Make at Home Breakfast Packages. They are perfect for every occasion! For example, to make memories and breakfast with the kids, you'll want to go with the Family Package. Or if you want to impress your sweetheart with breakfast in bed, try out the Deluxe Package. Both packages are collaborations that support multiple local businesses in one tasty breakfast.

3-Courses of Maple from Home

Another way to enjoy maple from home is to utilize local ingredients to create a maple feast. Click the links within the menu to be directed to the recipes that were created by foodies throughout our region.

Starter:

Entree:

Dessert:

Making fresh maple lollipop

Drinks:

Be a local tourist and take advantage of what's available in your own backyard this maple season! And don't forget, maple syrup is a fabulous gift or souvenir to take home with you. You can even have it gift wrapped at Fresh Market Kitchen