Maple Syrup still available at Williams Farm with precautions

March 21st, 2020 Hi! I hope you are well in these strange times. They syrup season is going well for us. It was an early start but we have had strong flows. On Friday the 20th of March, ahead of the freeze up, we boiled over 24,000 litres! Last year we didn’t even start boiling […]


Williams Farm Update February 15th: Tapping has begun!

Hi, Preparations are underway for the 2020 season. Based on the current weather we cannot predict what our season will be like. We do know that with a warm winter the season can start quite quickly; so, we have started to tap and almost have our line repairs done. I’m currently expecting we won’t be […]


Williams Farm Update for July 20th

Wow, The summer is flying by!  Go away for 12 days and suddenly it seems half the summer is gone. I went out west with Suzanne to Vancouver and Victoria for a week.  We visited our youngest son Oliver in Vancouver. He’s taking a summer course at UBC. Lots to do there we: toured UBC, […]


Ontario’s Best Butter Tart Festival – June 9th

Hi, I’ll be away from the Barrie Farmers’ Market this weekend because…….we have a booth at the Butter Tart Festival in Midland! Kim and I will be making 1000 of her incredible maple butter tarts for the festival. Our booth is on King St in downtown Midland, just south of Dominion Ave. We will have all our […]


Return to the Barrie Farmers`Market for Maple Fools Day, Maple Weekend Open House

Hi! I`ll be returning to the market this weekend (March 24th) with fresh syrup. Both Golden and Amber.  Kim`s been busy making candy, sugar and butter too. The market is hosting Maple Fool`s Day.  Many vendors will have maple themed items. You`re all likely wondering how the syrup season is going…….well….slowly! We started off with […]


Williams Farm Update for Feb. 16th

Hi, And suddenly this week, the forecast changed!  We went from a couple weeks of cold to temps that could produce sap. I started tapping yesterday. 10% done now. We’ll tap asap now in case we get good sap weather next week. After this weekend we’ll be away from market until late March when we […]


Williams Farm Update for Feb. 2nd, Ground Hog Day!

Hi! Back to the cold again today. Hmmm, this seems familiar.  When I woke up this morning Sonny and Cher’s “Babe” was playing on the radio…is this a flash back to other cold mornings this winter or am I doomed to repeat this day again?  You have to have seen the movie “Ground Hog Day” […]