McCutcheon's Maple Syrup is a small family-run farm located in the picturesque hills of Oro-Medonte, Ontario. Ken McCutcheon began working the farm in 1972 when his parents moved to the area from Scarborough, initially tapping 500 maple trees with buckets. He married Rene in 1976 and they have been making sweet maple magic ever since. Son Jesse and daughter Carley grew up on the farm, and remain actively involved in the family business, and now Jesse's wife Colette helps as well. The whole family works together to tap approximately 6000 trees and sap is collected via approximately 30kms of tubing. It takes an average of 40 litres of raw sap to make one litre of Maple Syrup, and every producer's process is slightly different. Ken has designed and used many unique syrup-making systems throughout the evolution of the industry. The sap must be boiled immediately to make syrup with the best flavour, and the work often goes long into the night as the evaporators require constant attention.
Ken and Rene started the farm in 1972, and Jesse and Carley were born and raised on maple syrup.
Jesse and his wife Colette, Rene, Ken, and Carley
Everyone works together to drill and hammer in approximately 6250 taps.
Ken keeps a close eye on the evaporator, as his keen attention to detail during every step of the process produces the finest, award-winning Maple Syrup.
We were honoured to be awarded the world championship for our products at the Royal Winter fair, not once, but twice!
A spectacular evening boil.
Ken and Rene have been a highlight at the Orillia Farmers' Market for over 40 years in their iconic orange truck.
Son Jesse and his wife Colette attend the Collingwood Farmers' Market on Saturdays throughout the summer months.
Daughter Carley attends the Brick Works Farmers' Market in Toronto on Saturdays throughout the summer.