Riverhill farm maple syrup

Maple syrup, a popular Canadian treat, is produced close to our cottage at Riverhill farm.  I have seen the lines running between the numerous maple trees in the area, but just discovered that Riverhill farm in the Ompah, Ontario region produces and markets this delicious maple syrup.

Did you know that maple syrup is a healthy alternative to sweeteners in your diet?  Stick to the pure, 100% maple syrup (sorry Aunt Jemima) though for the health benefits including antioxidants and minerals such as calcium, potassium, iron, zinc and manganese.  Although it is better for you than refined sugar, maple syrup is full of sucrose (sugar) which should be consumed sparingly for optimum health.