During March 2020, the Blair family, like millions of other families across Canada, found themselves forced to isolate at home as a worldwide pandemic swept across the nation.
Living on their multi-generational Westport homestead, they quickly realized how blessed they were to have acreage to roam and woodlands to explore. Taking advantage of a slower-paced lifestyle, they decided to teach their children the art of creating maple syrup.
Their property is home to hundreds of sugar maples that have never been harvested. During their inaugural year, they not only boiled enough syrup to sustain their family and mother’s bakery (The Pie Bar) needs for the year, but they also created memories and a budding passion for the production of maple syrup.
Over the next year, plans were put in place to create a sugar shack with all the necessary equipment to handle 800+ taps. With the addition of two more Blair Brothers in December 2020, ‘Blair Brothers Maples’ was officially born for the 2021 maple syrup season. Henry, Harvey and Archie Blair (along with their Dad, Scott) are excited to share their maple products with you!