Escuminac’s production of organic maple syrup is characterized by management practices which respect the sugar wood and its ecosystem. Other species of trees were conserved when the harvest sites were set up. Authorized soil improvers in the sugar wood are wood ash, agricultural lime and certain natural fertilizers. Producing an organic maple syrup involves bringing everything to bear to minimize contamination so that the characteristic flavour of maple syrup is always predominant. Organic certification requires following a very rigorous specification and constant updating of production logs with precise data.
Martin Malenfant’s passion and his interest for ecological practices allow Escuminac to leave its mark in the country’s agro-food history by putting on the market a unique concept, an organic terroir syrup.
Since 2006, Escuminac’s maple syrup is certified organic by Ecocert Canada, an independent organism licensed by the Conseil des appellations réservées et des termes valorisants (CARTV), acting as competent authority on behalf of the Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation du Québec (MAPAQ). This certification guaranties that Érablière Escuminac scrupulously respects the norms of the strict rule book, and this at every level of production: forest management, tree tapping, sap collection, storage,transformation and equipment cleaning.
Innovative in the sphere of yellow birch syrup, Escuminac truly believes in the important meaning that an organic certification confers, at the local as well as at the national and international levels. That is why the business has worked together with Ecocert Canada in the creation of a rule book specifically for this precious nectar. In truth, no norm existed before Érablière Escuminac began producing of yellow birch syrup.
Ecocert Canada, by way of its certification program, declares that the methods used by the company for production, preparation, and commercialization of the products listed below are compliant with the following frames of reference : Ecocert Canada, AB, Eurofeuilles, USDA Organic, JAS Ecocert.