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Maple Syrup

Photography By Fresh Coast Photography | Last Updated March 13, 2018
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Maple Brined Pork Loin

Michigan’s first crop of the year brings sweet rewards to main dishes, desserts and drinks

The Michigan maple syrup industry generates nearly $2.5 million each year. l Michigan ranks fifth in maple syrup production in the United States. There are an estimated 500 commercial maple syrup producers in Michigan with some 2,000 additional hobby or homeuse producers. l The production of pure maple syrup is the oldest agricultural enterprise in the United States. l Only about 1% of Michigan’s maple forest resource is used in maple syrup production. l It takes approximately 40 gallons of maple sap to make 1 gallon of maple syrup. l A gallon of standard maple syrup weighs 11 pounds and has a sugar content of 66%. l Maple syrup is the first farm crop to be harvested in Michigan each year. 

— Source: The Michigan Maple Syrup Association

Maple Bourbon Sour

From the Eagle Tavern Menu at Henry Ford Museum, Chef David McGregor

Chocolate Tartlets

From Julie Rabinovitz, Owner and Baker, Tasty Bakery, Ann Arbor

Maple-Brined Pork Loin

From Executive Chef David McGregor, Eagle Tavern, Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn

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