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What Makes Doc’s Maple Syrup “CERTIFIED ORGANIC”?

These days the word organic has pretty much become a household buzz word, but it seems it is widely misunderstood. In simple terms, organic, when pertaining to food, means what you are consuming has been naturally grown without using additives or fertilizers. Taking it back to the beginning, organic then refers to the farming methods taking place to produce a crop. There are strict standards regarding which products can label themselves as “organic”. Doc’s Maple has gone through the certification process with NOFA-NY Certified Organic, LLC (Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York)http://www.nofany.org and wanted to share with you some of the guidelines for becoming a guaranteed Organic Maple Syrup!

  • Organic Crop Certification includes Field Crops, Vegetables, Herbs, Fruits, Wild Crops, Mushrooms, Sprouts, Greenhouses (and Maple Trees).
  • The Land to be certified (Doc’s Maple Farm) must not have had prohibited synthetic herbicides, pesticides, or fertilizers applied during the previous three years (this includes treated seeds).
  • During inspections, all fields and facilities will be visited, practices will be verified and audit trail records will be reviewed. The certification fee includes inspection costs.
  • Maps must be provided of all fields to be certified. Fields and pastures must have an identification system, either names or numbers. Farms must provide an equipment list and develop harvest records as a part of the complete audit trail system.
  • Buffer zones may be necessary if fields are adjacent to conventionally farmed fields.

New York State is a wonderful place to farm organically and as NOFA-NY states on their website, “The essence of all organic techniques is to work with nature, not against it.” Doc’s Maple Syrup takes pride in this process and hopes you’ll enjoy our natural sweetness straight from the trees.

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Great Day at the Westport Farmer’s Market

We had a great day at the Westport Farmer’s Market last week. Talked to so many interesting people. Talked about sustainability, organic farming, natural products and of course Doc’s Organic Maple Syrup. It was great to be able to share the story of our farm, our product and to learn from all the other vendors at the market.

There is so much good energy surrounding healthy food these days. Look for us again the Westport Farmers Market on June 21st.

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December 10th and 17th –The Corning (NY) Winter Farmers Market

100 percent pure organic maple syrup

We will have Maple Cotton Candy and Maple Bricks for sale plus all our syrup and gift packages. The have been very popular. They were carried by the soldiers in the civil war. They fit handily in their knapsacks and could be shaved as needed. Today they are used by hikers and hunters. Also they are great in baked beans, coffee and tea. 100 percent pure organic maple syrup. No additives!

The Corning Winter Farmers Market
located inside the Information Center of Corning
1 West Market Street
Corning, NY
11:00 am till 3 pm

The Corning Winter Farmers’ Market was started to provide local consumers with fresh, locally produced products through the winter months when their traditional markets have closed. The Corning Winter Market will feature a variety of vendors & products. You can find local meats, breads, jams, herbs, winter veggies, eggs, dried flowers, holiday wreaths, honey, maple syrup and so much more. The Market will be open Nov. 12, 26, Dec. 10 & 17 from 11am – 3pm. The market will feature extended hours, 11am – 7pm, to share in the Parade of lights festivities on Market Street. You will find the market inside the Information Center of Corning!

The market is sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Steuben County and the Corning Area Chamber of Commerce. For more information contact CCE at 607-664-2300.