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Darienne

Birch Syrup: where to buy it in Ontario?

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Darienne   

Pannukakku has become a new favorite in the McAuley household. (LCBO Food & Wine, winter season 2016).  We've been using Maple Syrup...made with DH's help in a local sugar shack...but the recipe actually calls for birch syrup.

Does anyone know where to buy it in Ontario?  Any grocery stores carry it?  Specialty stores?  Toronto? What about in the Cambridge/Kitchener/Waterloo area?

 

Thanks.


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ElsieD   

Darienne, I was in Cochrane a couple of summers ago and a farmer's market was going on.  I bought some maple-birch syrup although they also had pure birch syrup.  Go here    northof49birch.ca. 

 

You can order from them.  

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Darienne   

Thanks Elsie.  I imagine you could also find it in Sudbury.  We went there to teach a workshop about 10 years ago and I couldn't breathe from 100 miles out until we got back to that point...birch pollen. 

I know I can get it online...I wanted to see if I could pick it up somewhere.  I've phoned a lot of local places which you might think might carry it...but they don't.

My friend who lives in Cambridge spent a year in Finland in high school and is looking forward to having Pannukakku when she next comes to visit.  So I thought I'd try for the birch syrup.  Online would be a last resort at this point.  Might not even like the stuff...


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ElsieD   

I wonder if natural food stores might carry it?  Also, north of 49 would be able to tell you if any retail places sell their stuff.  They had samples at the farmer's market and I preferred the blended syrup.  Can't remember why.

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Couple of places in Peterborough that carry Forbes Wild Food which makes a birch syrup.

 

Whetung Ojibwa Centre
875 Mississauga Street
Curve Lake Indian Reserve
(705) 657-3661

 

Canadien Canoe Museum
910 Monaghan Road
Peterborough, ON
1 (866) 342-2663

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Darienne   

Thanks so much Kerry.  Not sure how I missed this.  I'll try them both tomorrow. 


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Darienne   

For Elsie:  here's where to buy it in Ottawa:

  • Canada in a Basket
    55 Byward Market Square
    Ottawa
    (613) 241-2088

Alas, the Canoe Museum does not have birch syrup in stock and Whetung's (where we sell our decorated gourds) no longer carries it.   And it's not carried in the Cambridge area.

I think we'll stick with Maple Syrup until our next unavoidable trip to Toronto.  Thanks to you both. 

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