Vader’s maple syrup bottles are a familiar sight in County shops, restaurants and supermarkets, but many customers still prefer to go to the Vader’s farm on County Road #18 to buy their syrup in a wide variety of sizes and containers.
In 1910, Amos Vader with his family moved to Prince Edward County from Coe Hill near Bancroft. Amos bought the farm on the south side of East Lake with aspirations of producing maple syrup with the farms impressive sugarbush. Today, Todd and Susan Vader now operate a sugar bush with 2800 taps that are gathered with a vacuum tubing system as well as some buckets. In the sugar shack, sap is boiled with a 4 by 14 evaporator with a steam-away and reverse osmosis system for added efficiency. We take pride in using best management practices to produce a high quality product while sustaining a healthy maple bush.