Annual maple syrup producer’s fall skills workshop scheduled for Sept. 22, 2018

Fall Skills Maple Syrup Workshop
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Posted on: August 29, 2018


The Lanark & District Maple Syrup Producers’ Association (LDMSPA) is pleased to announce it is hosting a Maple Syrup Fall Skills Workshop on Sept. 22, 2018, an all-day event to provide producers with information to maximize both production and efficiency for maple syrup production. The workshop, which runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. will be held at East Slope Maple Products, in Fermoy, Ontario, near Westport and Perth.

In 2017, LDMSPA hosted a workshop in Lanark that focused on providing information for beginners and veterans of maple syrup production. This year’s workshop will turn to providing information on maximizing production from 3/16 tubing, improving syrup filtering techniques and fire building for improved combustion.

“Last year’s workshop was hugely successful; we sold out of tickets and the venue was packed,” Randal Goodfellow, LDMSPA Director, explained, “We’re hoping to get a similar turnout for this year’s event.”

LDMSPA’s workshop is intended offer experienced producers access to resources and information for expanding production and increasing production efficiencies.

“This workshop is all about producers helping other producers, and sharing knowledge and skills,” Goodfellow said.

LDMSPA is a group of over 90 maple syrup producers located in the Lanark, Frontenac, Leeds and Grenville Counties, as well as the Ottawa-Carleton areas of Eastern Ontario. LDMSPA is one of 11 local organizations that make up the Ontario Maple Syrup Producers’ Association (OMSPA), a provincial organization that represents maple syrup producers across the province.

As a membership-based organization LDMSPA supports its members by providing a forum to promote the production of maple syrup products, assisting members to stay current on changing industry regulations, and providing opportunities for networking, and education on the maple syrup industry in Ontario.

Registration for the Maple Syrup Beginner’s Workshop can be completed online through Eventbrite: or by emailing While pre-registration is strongly recommended as space is limited, on-site registration will also be available.

Cost for the event is $25, and participants are asked to bring their own lunch. For more information about LDMSPA please visit