Aldo Leopold Foundation

Smoky Lake will be donating a percentage of January, 2021’s sales to support the Aldo Leopold Foundation, nonprofit conservation organization whose mission is to inspire an ethical, caring relationship between people and nature. Smoky Lake is very fortunate to have developed a relationship with this great organization, and we are so thankful for their work […]

PanCan Charity

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

Throughout the month of December, 2020, Smoky Lake will be donating a percentage of all sales to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network in memory of sugarmaker Paul DeWindt. This charity has been vetted through Charity Navigator. PanCan Mission Statement: PanCAN’s vision is to create a world in which all patients with pancreatic cancer will thrive. […]

Happy Veteran’s Day!

Interview with Sugarmaker and US Navy Officer, Mark Metzger Smoky Lake: In which branch of the military did you serve and what was your role there? Mark: U.S. Navy–28 years active duty.  I was a nuclear-trained Surface Warfare Officer and had command of a guided missile frigate Smoky Lake: In what locations have you served? Have […]

From Barrel To Bottle

Free Online Class! You are not alone. Filtering and bottling can be one of the most frustrating or cumbersome aspects of maple production. At this event, we’ll show you how to avoid common pitfalls so you can filter and bottle with greatest success! We’ll streamline your process and increase your efficiency. And we’ll make sure […]

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Happy Memorial Day!

Expressing Our Gratitude… This Memorial Day, we originally planned to spotlight our customer Mark Metzger, a very kind and humble sugar maker from Illinois who served our country in the US Navy. Mark is such a great guy and we had hoped Memorial Day would be a good opportunity to express our gratitude for all […]

Response to the Coronavirus

Smoky Lake Responds to the Coronavirus

Smoky Lake Maple Products is Following CDC Guidelines to Protect Customers, Crew Members and Suppliers During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) We understand that your business/life must carry on, and we continue to operate during usual business hours to serve your needs. As we maintain usual shop hours, we have also escalated precautionary measures to make shopping […]

10th Anniversary Video Contest!

In celebration of Smoky Lake’s 10th anniversary, this year’s video contest is going to be the BIGGER AND BETTER than ever before! We’re awarding DOUBLE the weekly prizes for FOUR exciting weeks in a row! Smoky Lake has come a looooong way in the last 10 years, so we thought it would be fitting for […]

Maple Walnut Blondies

Angela’s mom makes these for many of our maple classes and parties that we have at Smoky Lake. They are always a huge hit. INGREDIENTS FOR THE BARS cooking spray1 cup walnuts2-3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp baking soda1/2 tsp salt2 sticks unsalted butter (cut into pieces)1 1/4 cup packed brown sugar (OR substitute maple sugar)1/2 […]

Free Maple Classes!

This February we are offering several FREE Saturday classes, open to the public. No sign-up necessary. Expect a casual, relaxed atmosphere where you will learn many helpful tips and tricks. It’s a great opportunity to get your questions answered by the experts, and connect with other maple producers. SCHEDULE / CLASS TOPICS / DEALS 2/15/20, […]

Beware of Counterfeit

Buyer Beware! Even in the maple world! Make sure you are receiving the premium equipment you are expecting! Many scams claim to be selling our brand name products (Smoky Lake Maple or Badgerland Mapleworks). In some cases, the fraudsters really do ship a knock-off product. In other cases, they ship nothing. How to Purchase Genuine […]