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    Default Sugar camp for sale

    There is a maple sugar operation for sale around Lanark, Dorian Heights.
    74 acres ,$250,000. how much syrup would that be?
    120 buckets, and 18x48 Dom.Grimm pan, 14X24 preheater pan ;10gph

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    Cheesegenie,
    US or Can $? It would be 100,000 lbs sold to Maple Grove right now if US $'s. About 9000 gallons. A lot of syrup! At 40 taps/acre, there would be about 3000 taps. With a decent vacuum system you might average 1/3 gallon/tap per year (I know, some of you will get 1/2 gallon or more) so 1000 gallons of syrup produced per year. So 9 years to pay it off with no other expenses. Of course I'm just playing with averages here and thinking out loud...

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    Thats like asking how much we think your brother inlaw can eat when your buying at a good steak joint and we dont have a picture of him. You need to look at the bigger picture. What is the land worth and what its worth with trees. What if you baught it just as a land investment then as a bonus you made money putting it into forest crop tax shelter and made money making syrup. Ask yourself if all goes well what can I do sap wise verses what if I have to spray every year have the state dictate wood management. What if you have a bad year and you still need to mantaine the trees pay tax and insure it. What if you live on only one acre and farm the rest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cheesegenie View Post
    There is a maple sugar operation for sale around Lanark, Dorian Heights.
    74 acres ,$250,000. how much syrup would that be?
    That's the Gemmill's operation in McDonald's Corners - about 5 miles north of us. I believe they only tap about 1200 on that property. Mom kept the advertisement from the local paper but I'm going off memory so I may be wrong. They won the grand prize at the Perth Festival of the Maples so many years they stopped entering to give everyone else a chance. They've also done very well at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto. I don't know why they are selling but they were at the OMSPA meeting last month so it was a shock to see that they were selling
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    Maybe it's like , if we get our price we will sell. Seems like a lot of money,
    I don't think there even is a house other than the sugar camp.The ad is
    on Kijiji (Ottawa) with a few pics.
    120 buckets, and 18x48 Dom.Grimm pan, 14X24 preheater pan ;10gph

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