“One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.”
—Shakespeare
Sapsucker is a naturally pure alternative to bottled water with a unique story and a delicate taste all its own. We think you’re going to love it.

How We Make Sapsucker

Sapsucker is water harvested from mature maple trees, technically called sap. The early spring harvest season is only a few weeks long, and depends on just the right weather.

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How We Make Sapsucker

Sapsucker is water harvested from mature maple trees, technically called sap. The early spring harvest season is only a few weeks long, and depends on just the right weather—cold enough for the trees to still have stores of energy for winter in their roots, but warm enough during the day for the sap to flow.

When the time is right, we harvest it using an age-old process that does no harm to our trees, and lets them continue to produce throughout their natural lives.

The water produced by a maple tree originates in the air and the earth around it, not from an underground aquifer. As it draws this moisture up through its roots and trunk, the tree acts as a natural filter, adding nutrients and subtle flavour along the way.

After that, we don’t change a thing. We pasteurize our product to extend its shelf life, but Sapsucker is otherwise just as nature made it.

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The Taste

The taste of maple sap is one of the best-kept secrets of country life. Generations of rural kids fondly remember drinking it straight out of the bucket during the harvest, and no wonder. It’s delicious.

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The Taste

The taste of maple sap is one of the best-kept secrets of country life. Generations of rural kids fondly remember drinking it straight out of the bucket during the harvest, and no wonder. It’s delicious.

A glass of Sapsucker looks and drinks just like a glass of water, which it essentially is. However, its source gives it a couple of special qualities. One is its soft roundness on the palate. Sapsucker doesn’t have the strong minerality of some bottled waters, which we think gives them too much edge to enjoy with food. And the other is its hint of sweetness. More of a sensation than a flavour, it gives Sapsucker a refreshing quality without any lingering aftertaste.

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Serving Sapsucker

You can substitute Sapsucker for ordinary water almost any way you like. On its own as a light refreshment or after exercise, it offers the same hydration benefits, but with its own unique nutrients and characteristic hint of sweetness.

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Serving Sapsucker

You can substitute Sapsucker for ordinary water almost any way you like. On its own as a light refreshment or after exercise, it offers the same hydration benefits, but with its own unique nutrients and characteristic hint of sweetness.

Sapsucker’s mild minerality makes it a wonderful complement to a meal, which is how we love it best. We think it provides the most balanced taste when chilled to approximately 5°C, about the same as a perfect glass of Champagne (or a chilly spring morning).

Sapsucker is at home in the kitchen, too, where it can be substituted for ordinary water in almost any recipe. Heat will bring out more of Sapsucker’s sweetness, so it adds a particularly special touch to soups, broths, stews and braising. It even makes great coffee and tea!

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  • 100% Organic Sap
  • Sustainably Harvested
  • Forest to Table
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Health Benefits

Harvested from maple trees, maple water (commonly known as maple sap) is naturally rich in minerals and anti-oxidants. It contains a significant number of essential nutrients, including a wide variety of vitamins and minerals, organic and amino acids (including malic acid), polyphenols and phytohormones.

Selected vitamins and minerals present include Manganese, Zinc, Magnesium, Potassium, Riboflavin (B2), Calcium, and Thiamin (vitamin B1) making maple water a healthy alternative over other water sources.

Research has shown the presence of polyphenols such as abscisic acid (ABA), which stimulates insulin release through pancreatic cells (removing sugar from the blood stream), making maple water beneficial for those with metabolic syndrome and diabetes. Maple syrup, the concentrated version of maple sap, has a high oxygen radical absorbance capacity, with more antioxidants than foods such as tomatoes and even broccoli.

For further details on the health benefits of maple water, just send us an email and we can send you our facts and research on the benefits of maple water.

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Our Story

Lower Valley Beverage Company was founded in 2014 by our two families, the Chapmans and the McGlaughlins. Sapsucker was kind of a homecoming for us. We were all raised in rural life, and our country roots run deep. As often happens with country people, ambition took us away to build careers and families, but the pull of home was always there. When our children arrived, we knew it was time to get some mud on our boots again, and Sapsucker was born. We like to think of it as the taste of a slower, more authentic way of life, and we’re proud to share it with you.

Our Home

We are proud to call the Beaver Valley our home, a part of the Niagara Escarpment at the southern tip of Georgian Bay. Although the area has been settled and farmed since the early 19th century, it’s also home to some of the best preserved natural habitats in North America – this is where Sapsucker was born. The Niagara Escarpment is a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, so preservation and balance are big themes in life here. People play as hard as they work, inspired by the area’s natural beauty just like we are.

Sapsucker and Sustainability

For sustainability alone, your own municipal water is usually the responsible choice. But things get more complicated when you want to serve something special. That’s where Sapsucker really shines. Our goal is to make Sapsucker the lowest-impact packaged water you can buy.

  • Sustainable source
  • Low-impact packaging
  • Healthy forests
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Sustainability

Sustainable source
Sapsucker is a product of the natural growth process of maple trees, not by drilling into underground aquifers. The water each tree gives us originates as rain and ambient moisture in the air and soil. A maple tree can produce sap from maturity to 100 years of age or more without ever disrupting underground water resources (and, as a bonus, it naturally absorbs CO2 the whole time).

Healthy forests
Maple sap production creates an economic incentive to keep hardwood forests standing and healthy rather than cutting them down for lumber or development. But the benefits of this don’t stop with our product. The bird in our logo is a tribute to the wildlife that inhabits a maple bush, helping keep its ecosystem and beauty intact, something that’s almost impossible with any other land use.

Low-impact packaging
We chose Tetra Pak for Sapsucker for a few reasons. One is that the packaging itself has a smaller carbon footprint than the alternatives, and it’s recyclable in many municipalities. This method of packaging also means our product requires less processing to make it ready to sell, while offering a longer shelf life so less is wasted. Finally, the shape and weight of the package makes Sapsucker more efficient to ship, which contributes to reduced fuel use on its way to your table.

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Where To Find Us

Restaurants
Sapsucker is served at these excellent restaurants.

Retail
You can buy Sapsucker to serve at home at these fine retailers.

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Home Delivery
You can also order Sapsucker delivered to your home.

Events
Look for us at these community events.

In the news
Read about us in these recent articles.

Antler Kitchen & Bar
1454 Dundas St. West
Toronto, ON
M6J 1Y6
(647) 345-8300

Café Belong | Evergreen Brickworks
550 Bayview Ave
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M4W 3X8
(416) 901-8234

Actinolite Restaurant
971 Ossington Ave
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M6G 3V5
(416) 962-8943

Hawthorne Food & Drink
60 Richmond St E
Toronto, ON
M5C 1N8
(647) 930 9517

O&B Canteen
330 King St. West
Toronto, ON
M5V 3X2
(647) 288-4710

The Flying Chestnut Kitchen
199 Pellisier St
Flesherton, ON
N0C 1E0
(519) 924-1809

Bruce Wine Bar
8 Bruce St. South
Blue Mountain
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(519) 599-1112

Azzurra Trattoria
100 Pine Street
Collingwood, ON
L9Y 2P1
(705) 445-7771

Langdon Hall - Country House and Spa
1 Langdon Drive,
Cambridge, ON
N3H 4R8
(519) 740-2100

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