Find Local Michigan Syrup Near You
Northern Michigan is home to ancient maple-sugaring traditions, and family maple farms producing gallons of gorgeous amber-hued syrup. Here, just a handful of makers and purveyors we’ve sourced for these recipes:
Pa Brown’s Maple Syrup | Northport
Jim Brown is better known in Leelanau County as Pa Brown. His namesake syrup is a hyperlocal legend, as countless syrup-seekers pop by each season to pick up their precious quart or two. Brown found his niche—and devotees—turning sap to syrup on his 40-acre property back in 2009. As a retired chemical engineer, he says, it just clicked. Friends and neighbors join the harvest and all proceeds from the syrup go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Look for the yellow Pa Brown’s sign on M-22 just south of Northport, or call ahead at 231.386.5882.
American Spoon | Petoskey, Harbor Springs, Charlevoix & Traverse City
The 41-year-old preserve company offers regular and whiskey maple syrup and jarred maple cream in addition to a best-selling salted maple caramel. “We use Currey Farms dark, robust maple syrup, which stands up to the butter and cream used in making the caramel,” shares owner Noah Marshall-Rashid, “so the woodsy, earthy maple flavors shine through.” He adds, “The Curreys are extraordinary people carrying on a multi-generational tradition on their Charlevoix farm.”
Visit the American Spoon website to explore their syrups and so much more.
Harwood Gold | Charlevoix
The Parsons family’s Charlevoix County homestead in the forest near Harwood Lake was established in 1898; today, fifth-generation sisters Amber and Katie continue to tap the trees and develop products like maple peanut butter, black-fig maple spread and their incredibly complex and luscious maple syrup infusions (cinnamon quill, bay leaf, ghost pepper and makrut lime, to name a few).
Learn more on the Harwood Gold website.