The Jakeman’s Family has had a long history of Maple Syrup production from the simple beginning as mixed farmers, taking care of cows, chickens, pigs and maple syrup, to the specialization of syrup only production. The history goes back over 140 years with 5 generations of farm families taking on the task to learn from the previous generation and perfect maple syrup to our finest blend.
The Jakeman’s logo really took centre stage on our labelling by 1985 with the introduction of the curved Jakeman’s text and the pancake illustration. The use of the strong text element for the Jakeman’s name and the historic imagery is a proud recognition of our heritage from 1876.
By 1987 our very own Bob Jakeman became president of OMSPA and innovations were needed. With the growth of the gift market and tourism, Jakeman’s worked with local artist Bill Paquette to create the initial Jakeman’s red leaf logo.
The red leaf logo stayed strong through iterations in the 90’s, and 2000’s. In 2004 Jakeman’s won the National Posts blind taste test and was voted “Canada’s Best Tasting Maple Syrup”. To honour this award a specialty gold medallion logo was released.
By 2010 the Jakeman’s logo took on our tried and true shape which included a red maple leaf, Jakeman’s in text across the centre with black edging, and a swoosh banner which includes “Since 1876” across it.
At the beginning of 2020 we rolled out our new logo representing the generations of Jakeman’s family with the red leaf centre stage. Even though the world may currently be in turmoil we can always rely on family and the history of Jakeman’s to make sure we always have the best Maple Products available for you and your family.
Check out the full list of logo progressions from 1985 to current below and don’t forget to order your maple syrup from our online store year-round.
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!
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!
Our family here at Jakeman’s Maple Products would like to welcome in the New Year with the best wishes we have for all our Customers!
The past year has been full of excitement and growth, with the building of a new production facility and the continual growth of our various Maple lines! We are excited to see the building completed in the coming months, keep posted for more updates and progress photos.
We are happy to announce our 2019 Maple Weekend Dates and the Pancake House Hours and Dates for the coming year. The Pancake house will be put on by the Oxford 4-H club again, with proceeds going to the 4-H Club and their endeavors.
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
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
We are looking forward to another year full of maple goodness for everyone!