In Alaska the snow is finally melting, and the sap has started to run in the birches. If you are in a northern clime, get out of the house and tap a few birch trees! Drink that sap! It’s the perfect spring tonic – full of electrolytes, minerals, and micro-nutrients. This is a rewarding activity for cooped up kids and adults – and makes a great science project as well. Check out our new tree tapping page for instructions, and order some taps and bags. Have fun with it! Here’s to your health!
Speaking of sap and health … we recently made the difficult decision not to harvest sap this year, due to potential impacts from the coronavirus on crew safety and on our projected income. Tourism in Alaska is struggling, and all of us in the industry are “thinking out of the box” on ways to make it through what is likely to be a very difficult year. We do have a modest amount of syrup left, along with a good supply of our birch, berry, and chaga products.
We will keep you updated on our social media about sap flow, product specials, and other news from the birch forest. We wish you all the best in health, vitality, and wonder at the rebirth of spring.
Look for virtual tours and videos on our website to experience the harvest, and curbside pickup options on the checkout page to get your birch and berry fix right here, right now.
“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.”
— Margaret Atwood