Kopp's Crops is a family-run business specializing in maple syrup, honey and fresh vegetables. We are located 45 miles north of Minneapolis in Bradford Township on our 65 acre farm.

*Now Selling at the Cambridge-Isanti Farmers Market!*

Local Orders: For pickup in Isanti, Cambridge, Brooklyn Park or Arden Hills, please email koppscrops@gmail.com or call 763-772-7057 to place your order and arrange payment & pickup. Available products are listed in the shopping cart below.

Outside the Twin Cities: Please use the online shopping cart below. USPS shipping charges will be calculated at checkout.

For questions, please email us at koppscrops@gmail.com


Saturday, March 12, 2011

Gearing Up for Syrup Season

Now that it looks like Spring might actually make an appearance in Minnesota this year (finally!), it’s time to gear up for maple syrup season.  Literally… we’ve been slowly collecting equipment over time.  In our first year we purchased 30 taps & buckets, and boiled sap in a borrowed boiling pan on a “stove” made of cinderblocks.  Yep, others in our neighborhood have cars up on blocks – we had a maple syrup pan.  Does that make us yuppie rednecks?  Pioneer rednecks?  Year 2 brought a second round of taps & buckets (running total: 60) and a finer filter to strain the sand out of our syrup.  Jason scrounged an old wood stove and did some welding and retrofitting to make it fit the borrowed pan, so we had a more efficient boiling operation.  Now year 3 is upon us, and the tap & bucket count is up to an even 100.  Earlier this week, Jason once again made the pilgrimage to Anderson’s Maple Syrup in Cumberland, WI to add to our collection.  We now own our own boiling pan and a supply of glass bottles that can only be described as “optimistic.”  Here’s hoping for a high-yield season!