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Tosanak maple syrup ready to enjoy

  • Tosanak Maple Syrup is now bottled and ready to be enjoyed. Floyd’s Bruce Bergland and his crew have tapped and processed the concoction over the past three weeks, and bottles are now ready for sale. (Photo submitted.)

  • Tosanak Maple Syrup is now bottled and ready to be enjoyed. Floyd’s Bruce Bergland and his crew have tapped and processed the concoction over the past three weeks, and bottles are now ready for sale. (Photo submitted.)

By James Grob, jgrob@charlescitypress.com

Some like it on pancakes, others prefer waffles and a select few put in on French toast.

Regardless of preference, Tosanak Maple Syrup is now bottled and ready to be enjoyed.

Floyd’s Bruce Bergland and his crew have tapped and processed the concoction over the past three weeks, and bottles are now ready for sale.

The cooking and bottling of the locally made syrup has been done by a group headed by Bergland. Several students from Iowa BIG North have also volunteered to help tap more than 100 maple trees that sit at Tosanak Recreation Area.

Anyone interested in experiencing the local sweetness can purchase a quart for $18, a pint for $10 or a half-pint for $6. All profits will go to Floyd County Conservation.

Both Otto’s Oasis and the Rustic Corner in Charles City are selling the syrup curbside, or Bergland can be contacted by email at bergland@myomnitel.com or by phone at 641-430-9915.

Bergland said the group has spent about $12,000 to get the operation up and running. Some of the proceeds will go toward paying off that debt, but Bergland said all profit after that will go back to Floyd County Conservation and the Fossil and Prairie Conservation Foundation.

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