Syrup from northern Manitoba is now being served at a high-end restaurant in New York City.
The syrup is made by Alan and Johanna McLauchlan at their facility near Wanless, which is only accessible by snowmobile in the winter, and by quad or boat in the summer.
Their family-run company, Rocky Lake Birchworks, was started around a decade ago, and they now tap more than 1,500 trees on the shores of Rocky Lake.
The McLauchlan’s are one of two birch syrup producers in Manitoba, and have had their products go to every continent.
While their signature product is the syrup, they also produce wild rice, salves and tea.
Alan McLauchlan said that there are a lot of good things in the boreal forest that can be used, rather than going in and quote cutting it all down.
Rocky lake Birchworks can be found on their website, or on Facebook. A 250ml bottle of their birch breakfast syrup will cost you $20.