Rustic Rock Maple is a single source, small batch maple syrup producer. We are located in the Southwestern corner of Pennsylvania.
Maple trees in our hidden hollows are tapped producing fresh sap that is boiled into Pure Maple Syrup.
It is our privilege to offer you this pure maple goodness as one of nature's most coveted flavors.
At Rustic Rock we tap approximately 2000 maple trees in late winter or early spring . The sap from these trees in our area generally runs from early February to late March when the temperature is below freezing at night and above freezing in the day. In the 2018 / 2019 season the sap for us began running on February 12 and we stopped collecting on March 24. In that period of time we boiled sap into Pure Maple Syrup on 23 days. We processed about 66,000 gallons of sap and made nearly 1000 gallons of Pure Maple Syrup.
When the night temperatures no longer go below freezing and day temperatures rise into the 60's the syrup season is winding down. When buds start to form on the trees as spring progresses the sap changes and the season is over.
Depending on the sugar content of the sap it can take between 40 to 80 gallons of sap to make 1 gallon of Pure Maple Syrup.
Tapping is not harmful to the trees. In our woods all the tubing could be removed and you would never know it was ever there.
We want to thank all who have dedicated many hours of work to our project and those who have expressed an interest in what we do.
Bob K and Cindy M
Paul Lindley and Sons
Hickory Circle Construction
McAdoo Towing and Crane
Yodor Family Roofing
C R Augenstein
Mc Kean Plumbing and Heating
our neighbor Mike Z
our neighbor Ed K and family
and all the support from our many customers and family members!