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Amish Wisconsin OG MAPLE SYRUP for sale ---- Short Notice!

 
                          
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Hello!
I am putting together an order for this product.  The sooner we all reply the better.  I believe that he departs the first week of October 2010 so we ought to have our order in by the end of September.  Please provide contact info if interested.  Product details follow.

"I am bringing out syrup in the following sizes.     Here is the pricing for you on this.    This would be based on about 10 gallons per stop. 

Quart    $17, bottled in glass
Half Gallon   $32 bottled in glass
One Gallon   $60 bottled in glass
Bulk, which is a 15 or 40 gallon stainless steel barrel, equipped with a spigot, and then I can fill individuals containers.      This would be about a dollar less per size.      There is a little bit of room for lessening the price if there is more volume per stop.    So,figure the prices about are the maximum price.   



Here is the response to some of these questions.

1.  Located in Viroqua, Wisconsin.    Maple forests here, actually this from a carbon standpoint is as low emission/transportation as you can get for maple syrup to the West Coast.

2.  I am not the producer.     My producer is a certified organic farm owned by an Amish family.   So, they do not use telephone, internet, etc, and have little way to market their syrup outside the local area.     

3.  My "real" job is in alternative energy, but with crude oil being fairly cheap,  I have some time on my hands and need to make a little bit more of a living and this seems like a winner for all.       High quality syrup delivered direct.     Locally produced product, not Canadian mass produced and mass marketed/transported/warehoused product. 

4.  The weather this spring was very warm, and the crop was the worst in 30 years.    So, Grade A was almost non-existent.    Grade B is what I am bringing, it is very nice full bodied amber color.    Not super dark, not super light, really, right in the middle of the color grading spectrum.

5.    The Amish are very good stewards of the land here.    Farms are 100 acres on average.   All horse power.    NO electricity.   Most are certified organic and highly diversified, raising chickens, dairy and beef cattle, some grain,  tons of vegetables, and some cash crops like maple syrup(have to do something in early March).    Carbon footprint is as low as you can get.    Wood fired evaporators for the sap to syrup conversion.     Just a few gallons of gasoline used to power the exhaust and draft fans in the evaporator.      Fair labor as the Amish producers get higher than wholesale prices by me selling for them and use very little debt so their cash flow is pretty clean.   Not a lot of overhead, interest, etc.

6.   Proper storage is a cool, dark, place in original glass packaging with not opening.    Should last several years.    Once opened, refrigerate and best within maybe 3 months.

7.   This year was pretty rough, so maybe 150 gallons available to sell.    Now, next year, if there is decent weather, and preordered syrup, he can tap more trees and could have 300-500 gallons available.    He is a small producer, and I think you will see the quality of this in the product.

8.   I think I may be stopping in Portland at -----'s house, but will gladly meet up with the group members in 3-5 locations in the Portland area.

I hope that is a good description and answers most of your questions.      Let me know what other questions you have,   Thank you again,  James "


 
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