It is with heavy heart that I must share this most disturbing news.  Due to the extraordinary mild winter in Canada this year, the supply of one  of the very touchstones of our Canadian culture is in jeopardy.  Yes friends, the harvest of Maple Syrup is down a whopping 20 to 50%, depending on the region.

“Ontario’s maple syrup producers are producing anywhere from 20 per cent to 50 per cent of what they normally make, according to Ray Bonenberg, president of the Ontario Maple Syrup Producers Association.  He tells the Canadian press that all of the country’s major maple syrup producing provinces, which include Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, have been affected by a lack of cold weather in 2012. This means that the harvest season was significantly shorter this year, resulting in a smaller output than what can usually be depended upon.”

Now is time to stock up before the masses realize their folly and the full horror of the naked pancake breakfast becomes a reality.

The next Canadian Gold Rush!