The Growth of a Maple Tree

It’s summer and we have been noticing the growth and life in all the plants and trees around the Maple Farm. This includes our lovely Sugar Maples in front of our gift shop, which keeps looking stronger and more imposing with each year.

A fun fact about the Sugar Maple is that they are a slow to medium growth tree. That means that they only grow less than 13 inches up to 24 inches a year, depending on age, location and environmental factors. These trees require 30 to 40 years to reach maturity which could result in a height of 60 – 75 feet.

Above is the bark from one of our maple trees. If you notice there are little holes running up the tree. The holes are the locations of past year taps for Maple Syrup! Once the tree heals the tap location and they grow you will be able to see tap markings up the tree for all the years of its growth.

A close up of the tap markings!

The next time you are out walking in a bush area that might have Sugar Maple Trees you should see if you can spot any signs of the tree being used  in the past to collect Maple Syrup!

Happy Father’s Day!

Thank you to all the Fathers! The Jakeman’s is proud to wish a happy father’s day to all the Dad’s out there including our very own!

Happy Father’s Day Chad, Devin and Bob! May it be filled with joy and family.

Beautiful Trails surrounding Jakeman’s Gift Shop

Jakeman’s is proud to be so close to Trillium Woods Trail! Check out Ontario Nature Trails with all the information you might need about the trail.

You will find a large variety of plants and greenery on the Jakeman’s property and within the Trillium Woods. While in the woods keep your eyes out for all the local greenery including:

“This forest has a lot of white trilliums. You may also find the blue-gray gnatcatcher, mourning cloak butterfly, and orange mycona fungus.
Trees that have been labelled include American Beech, Red Oak, White Ash, Red Maple, Black Cherry, Sugar Maple, Basswood, and Bitternut Hickory.”

Once you are done exploring the woods don’t forget to stop by for some amazing local maple syrup!

The gift shop is open Monday to Friday from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm, and Saturday from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Jakeman’s prides itself on being a family run business for over 140 years and understands the importance Mother’s take in the roles of our day to day lives.

Happy Mother’s days to all the different types of Mom’s out there! We wish you an amazing day!

Jakeman’s would also like to wish the mother of the company, Mary Jakeman, a Happy Mother’s Day! May your day be filled with love and laughter.

Oxford 4-H Award

This past April was a busy month with our annual Maple Weekend, Easter and getting awarded the Oxford 4-H Volunteer Tribute Award.

We would like to thank Oxford County and the Oxford 4-H club for this honour!

Read more about the award on the Woodstock Sentinel-Review’s article.

Thank you to all the vendor, staff, 4H participants and attendees for making this another amazing Maple Fest Year! We can’t wait to see what the next year brings.

Happy Easter!

This weekend is Easter and we would like to take this opportunity to wish all our customers a most wonderful holiday with family and friends.

Our families will be partaking in egg colouring, basket making and all the wonders of this holiday weekend. We hope you will enjoy this time with family, friends, and the sunny spring weather Easter brings with it.

Our hours this weekend will be:
Friday, April 19th – CLOSED
Saturday, April 20th – OPEN 10am – 4pm
Sunday, April 21st – CLOSED
Monday, April 22nd – 9am – 4:30pm

Have a wonderful Easter weekend from all our families at Jakeman’s Maple Products to yours!

Pancake Weekends

Every Weekend in March and the first weekend in April Jakeman’s will be hosting the 4H Club while they run their Pancake Breakfasts.

Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm and March Break Wednesday  (March 13th) from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm.

There will be Taffy sticks available for $1 each, Horse-drawn carriage rides for $2 and Sugar Bush Tours for $2/person or $5 for a Family! So don’t forget to bring your cash!!!

Fun for all ages!! Come join us and support your local 4H Club!

 

Images provided by Kelly Taylor

UPCOMING EVENTS!

Come out of the cold and find the team for Jakeman’s Maple Products at a variety of shows and locations:

TORONTO
Booth 3033 at the Restaurants Canada Show
RC Show runs from Sunday, February 24 to Tuesday, February 26, 2019, at the Enercare Centre.

EDMONTON
Booth 1024 at the Alberta Gift Fair
The Alberta Gift Fair runs from Sunday, February 24 to Tuesday, February 26, 2019, at the Edmonton Expo Centre.

TORONTO
Booth TBA at the Gordon Food Services Show
The GFS Show runs on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at the Toronto Congress Centre.

ALSO!

Don’t forget to come out to our Gift Shop for the Pancake House every weekend in March and the first weekend in April!

Jakeman’s Maple Weekend:

April 6th and 7th from 9:00 am – 1:30 pm

4-H Pancake House Dates:

Saturday March 2nd:      9:00 am – 1:30 pm
Sunday March 3rd:          9:00 am – 1:30 pm
Saturday March 10th:    9:00 am – 1:30 pm
Sunday March 11th:         9:00 am – 1:30 pm
Wed March 13th :              9:00 am – 1:30 pm
Saturday March 16th:     9:00 am – 1:30 pm
Sunday March 17th:         9:00 am – 1:30 pm
Saturday March 23rd:     9:00 am – 1:30 pm
Sunday March 24th:        9:00 am – 1:30 pm
Saturday March 30th:    9:00 am – 1:30 pm
Sunday March 31st:         9:00 am – 1:30 pm

Meet our teams and try our award winning Maple Syrup.