“Amazing Race” for Award Winning Maple Syrup

“You have not been eliminated”.

You found it, that one elusive bottle of Jakeman’s maple syrup in a Chinese market, a long, very long way from its Canadian home in Sweaburg, Ontario.

The CBS show Amazing Race Canada profiled this product on an episode, to the delight of Mary and Jakeman's syrupBob Jakeman, owners of Jakeman’s Maple Syrup Farm. Talking to Mary Jakeman, she said “it’s amazing!”

The Jakeman family was approached some three weeks before the broadcast and asked for their approval to showcase their maple syrup products. Papers were signed and the Jakeman family was sworn to secrecy. Mary said it was truly an honour to see our maple syrup on such a popular American/Canadian television show.

The Jakeman’s have been making maple syrup since 1876 when their ancestors George and Betty Jakeman, were taught to make maple syrup by local natives.  Their award winning maple syrup can been seen throughout the world from Disney World to a market in China. Jakeman’s Maple Syrup truly is a Canadian icon.


You can purchase their syrup at themaplestore.com , or visit their shop in Sweaburg Ontario. As you wander the shop you find antique maple syrup tools and their vast array of maple products (including maple sugar).  Their shop is also home to the annual 4H Pancake breakfast ever March.  While there, cross the road for a hike on the trail through Trillium Woods. People flock to it every spring to see the white and pink trilliums covering the forest floor.

Read more about Jakeman’s on Oxfordfresh.com.

Blog created by Pamela Stadden

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