Saint John's Maple Syrup

A sap-run is the sweet goodbye of winter. It is the fruit of the equal marriage of sun and frost. 
-John Burroughs "Signs & Season" (1886)

Saint John's Maple Syrup is a partnership between Saint John's Abbey and Saint John's University to continue the tradition of producing maple syrup while providing opportunities for education and service to the community.

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NEW: Saint John's Abbey will begin producing maple syrup every other year. During non-production years, Outdoor U will tap a limited number of trees for educational purposes and will not host a public Maple Syrup Festival. We look forward to welcoming the community to a full maple season again in 2024.

SSQTCH Creative Presents: Saint John's Maple Syrup

Congrats to 2017 SJU graduates Ian Fritz, Conor Murphy, and Patrick Reagan on receiving an Upper Midwest Emmy® Chapter/Foundation Student Crystal Pillar Award at the 2018 NATAS-Upper Midwest Student Production Awards! The three started SSQTCH as an independent student start-up in the spring of 2015 and produced the Saint John's Maple Syrup video for two classes: a maple syruping class taught by Dr. Stephen Saupe and a video class for Br. Simon-Hoa Phan.

Saint John's Maple Syrup Hats and Tees

HATS: $10 ea. 95/5% polyester/spandex fleece blend. Only black currently available. One size fits most.
TEES: $10 short-sleeve, $15 long-sleeve. Dark heather grey with amber/orange logos. Adult sizes S-XL.

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Contact Us

To schedule a class or a tour:

John Geissler - preK-12
Saint John's Outdoor University
320.363.3126
jgeissler001@csbsju.edu

Luke Wade - college/community
Saint John's Outdoor University
320.363.2136
lwade001@csbsju.edu

For syrup production information:

Brother Walter Kieffer
Saint John's Abbey
320.363.3199
wbkieffer@csbsju.edu

Stephen G. Saupe, PhD.
CSB/SJU Biology Department
320.363.2782
ssaupe@csbsju.edu