You might find us very sweet
Mike’s passion for maple syrup began in 1997 when he helped out a friend and local producer with his operation. After a year, he knew he wanted his own, so he began planning. Unfortunately, the Ice Storm hit in 1998, but in 1999, the Lamoureux’s tapped 150 trees for the first time and in 2001, construction of the Cassburn Sweets ‘sugar shack’ was completed.
“I love the outdoors. Maple syrup brings me outside for my favorite time of the year. I am a proud Canadian, and what’s more Canadian than maple syrup?” – Mike Lamoureux
Centrally located between Ottawa and Montreal, Cassburn Sweets makes it’s home in the quiet town of Vankleek Hill, Ontario, owned and operated by the Lamoureux family since 1999. With thirty-five acres on the outskirts of town, the Lamoureux family taps just over 3000 trees per year. Seeing as tradition is important, 400 trees are tapped along the front of the property to maintain that traditional feel, while the back 2600 are tapped with pipeline.
The Lamoureux’s have always viewed their operation as a retirement plan. With plans of opening a gift shop and expanding the transformation of maple syrup into candies, butter, etc, they hope to one-day pass along this family ‘heirloom’ to their children.