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    Default Michigan Bulk Buyers

    Does anyone know any good bulk buyers in Michigan? Will be tapping 600 trees this year and would prefer to sell at bulk. Thank You.

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    where are you located?
    Fred Ahrens
    330-206-1606
    Richards Maple Products
    Ohio CDL sales rep
    1500 taps

    dont take life too serious, nobody gets out alive anyways

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    Northern Lower Michigan, Would be happy with buyer anywhere in Lower Michigan.

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    we are east of Cleveland by 20 miles. buying all 4 grades plus commercial
    Fred Ahrens
    330-206-1606
    Richards Maple Products
    Ohio CDL sales rep
    1500 taps

    dont take life too serious, nobody gets out alive anyways

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    While it's good to have a bulk buyer you are comfortable with, it's far more profitable to sell it all retail. Develop your retail market and you will make more money. Bulk is a hard way to show a profit, heck, even retail is but not as hard as bulk.
    I sell all at retail and even have to buy some bulk at times, and I'm on 1000 taps all on vacuum.
    Dave Klish about 1320 taps in '15, down to about 700 in '16, up to 1000 for 2019?
    2012 Mahindra 36 HP 4x4/ loader/cab/heat/AC:-)
    added a gooseneck equipment trailer and F350 to tow it to haul more sap
    3x8 raised flue evaporator
    250 GPH converted to electric, RO by Ray Gingerich
    6.32 KW solar system, 1.48KW is battery backed up, all net metered
    http://s1041.photobucket.com/albums/...anssugarhouse/
    website: www.cnymaple.com

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    Big Tom's in Lake Odessa (between Lansing and Grand Rapids)
    Gini von Courter
    AngelBear Farm


    2015 - 3 taps, cooked on the kitchen stove. bad idea, but intrigued....
    2016 - 10 taps, turkey fryer on the deck, great fun, but $17/pint to produce, so....
    2017 - 22 taps, outdoor fire pit with pans we designed. Did not lose more money.
    2018 - no taps, resting up for 2019
    2019 - 99 taps planned, building an RO system, purchasing an evaporator, Maple Jet filter, and a bottler
    2020 - 250 taps planned

    Livin' the dream

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    Big Tom is not buying till next year.
    I have 100 gallons I want to move asap. All in 5 gallon pails who wants it 517-719-6235. Woodennickel77@gmail.com
    25 years sugaring
    2018 191taps. Made 80 gallons
    Two taps to a 5 gallon bucket roadside trees.
    A retired dad to hump buckets and do most of the boiling the great wife that let's me spend lots of time and money.
    New Smokey lake 2×6 raised flue SSR on my own version of the silverplate arch.
    2019 new hood and new preheater concept that worked great.
    306 taps roadside trees

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