Treasured for generations by the Oneida Indian Nation, our organic, premium-grade maple syrup harvested on ancestral homelands is now available to the public.

Experience Wáhta̲’ Maple Farm Syrup! Sustainably harvested from an old-growth sugar maple forest and crafted in small batches, our certified organic syrup is pure goodness. Produced on tribal land in Central New York, this delicious maple syrup delivers a smooth caramel flavor and pure sweetness – a delectable indulgence worth savoring.

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A Historic Tradition

Sustainability & Forest Management

Get an overview of the farmʼs collection system and the basics of the sugaring process. Located entirely on Oneida Indian Nation homelands, Wáhta̲ʼ Maple Farm maintains the highest standards in sustainability and forest management to ensure the forest stays healthy. Sustainability remains a cornerstone of Oneida tradition.

Maple Tree Characteristics

Learn the characteristics to look for in determining what maple trees can be tapped in this episode of An Inside Look at Wáhta̲ʼ Maple Farm. The health of our forest and sugarbush is paramount in every decision we make. Determining which trees to tap each year will allow the sugarbush to keep growing at its normal rate and maintain good health.

Tapping The Tree

In this episode, we demonstrate how our tree-tapping process minimally impacts our maple trees and enables their continual healthy growth. The tap holes are much smaller than what they would have been using traditional tapping practices, which allow the trees to heal much quicker.

Our Collection Process

Get a detailed look at the extensive tubing system we use at Wáhta̲ʼ Maple Farm in this episode. The design of the tubing takes into account trees or branches that might fall on top of it as well as the potential for subzero temperatures. This system is efficient and resilient, and enables us to sustainably harvest the maple sap in a safe and effective way.

Evaporation Process & Syrup Taste Profiles

Learn about the evaporation process of the sap, which is the process of turning the sap into maple syrup. Our sustainable practices reduce the ratio of sap needed to produce a gallon of syrup from around 50 gallons to around 5 gallons, which not only increases efficiency but ensures we are getting the most out of the sap we harvest. Find out about the other characteristics that can determine the taste and color of maple syrup as well.

Unto The Seventh Generation

Maple Production Manager, Brendan Schuler, visited with kids enrolled in the Oneida Indian Nationʼs After School Program and Youth Ambassadors Program. He explained some of the processes that Wáhta̲ʼ Maple Farm utilizes and the steps to take when tapping a tree. Language Instructor, Chelsea Jocko (Wolf Clan), also gave thanks for the many gifts of the maple in the Onyota’a:ká: language.