Summer Can Koozies Are Here!

Summer Can Koozies Are Here!

We are excited to announce that Smoky Lake is again partnering with the nonprofit, New Hope Center, this summer. This time, we collaborated with their “Made By Me” Dept to create these super fun koozies! You can score a Free Koozie while supplies last with your next purchase on SmokyLakeMaple.com. Simply enter the gift code, […]

Thank You, Veterans!

Thank You, Veterans!

This May, Smoky Lake is excited to honor our veterans by donating a portion of all sales to Puppies Behind Bars. This nonprofit organization provides service dogs to wounded war veterans and first responders. The organization is very unique because the puppies are raised by prison inmates. It is a therapeutic and uplifting opportunity for […]

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Save the Whooping Crane!

Smoky Lake is proud to support the International Crane Foundation’s efforts to save the endangered Whooping Crane. The endangered Whooping Crane is the tallest flying bird in North America. Whooping Crane Population The most recent published report, dating December 2020, estimated that there are currently only 80 Whooping Cranes in the Eastern migratory population. This […]

Video Contest - Round 1 Contestants

2021 Video Contest

This year will be our 6th Annual Video Contest! We look forward to connecting with everyone and seeing all the great things you are doing this maple season! Contest Overview Twice throughout April, the Smoky Lake crew will select their favorite 2 – 3 videos out of all the videos that have been submitted. Those […]

Maple Producers Bolster New Hope...

Maple Producers Bolster New Hope…

Throughout February, a portion of all sales on SmokyLakeMaple.com will go to support the very worthy nonprofit organization, New Hope Center, Inc. The Mission at New Hope Center: Inspire freedom and independence in the lives of people with disabilities. New Hope pledges to support, enrich, and empower those we serve.New Hope treats each relationship with respect, putting their needs and interests […]

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 […]