Modern Maple Products and Tree Adoption are New at 2013 Summer Fancy Food Show

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sofi™ Award finalist Tonewood showcases the versatility of Vermont maple in liquid and solid forms.

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Maple tree adoptions are ideal for corporate gifting, wedding gifts, special occasions, home chefs, and eco-conscious recipients.

Tonewood Maple, a Vermont-based artisan maple purveyor is excited to join the Specialty Food Association’s 59th Annual Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City as a full-fledged exhibitor for the first time. Tonewood first debuted its products in the New Product Pavilion during the 2012 Summer Fancy Food Show and received an overwhelmingly positive response.

Tonewood’s Maple Wafers are a Finalist for Outstanding Confection in the 2013 sofi™ Awards (Specialty Outstanding Food Innovation Award) from the Specialty Food Association, and will be available for sampling at booth #4457. Additional forms of pure Vermont maple will also be showcased including maple cream, crunchy maple flakes, the maple cube, maple seasoning, and premium single-sourced syrups in all four grades: fancy, medium amber, dark amber, and grade B.

Tonewood is committed to celebrating maple’s natural flavor and under-realized versatility while redefining a standard for quality in maple products through collaboration with expert sugarmakers. Tonewood’s pure maple syrup and specialties are unblended, all natural and free of additives.

Tonewood will also display its trademark maple tree adoption program in booth #4457, which functions like a gourmet CSA. In Tonewood’s tree adoption program the adopter receives a series of three packages over the course of a year from the bounty of the adopted tree including a Four Grade Collection of syrup, Tonewood’s Sweet Pairing of maple wafers and a maple cube, and an adoption certificate and photo of the tree.

The maple tree adoption concept is a collaboration between Tonewood and artisanal maple producers in Vermont’s Mad River Valley in which each producer retains responsibility for the care and production of his product. The program provides financial support to multi-generational family owned Vermont sugarbushes and to climate change research efforts at the Proctor Maple Research Center at the University of Vermont through 1% for the Planet.

Maple tree adoptions are ideal for corporate gifting, wedding gifts, special occasions, home chefs, and eco-conscious recipients.

Gourmet Maple Products from Tonewood:


  •     Four Grade Collection: the full range of color and flavor intensity available in maple syrups is on display in this collection of fancy, medium amber, dark amber, and grade B syrups.


  •     Maple Wafers: crafted from pure maple syrup, these sophisticated gourmet wafers slowly dissolve in your mouth with a sweet burst of maple flavor. Selected as 2013 sofi™ Award Finalist in the Confection category.
  •     Maple Cream: combines rich maple flavor with an irresistibly smooth texture and is a perfect spread over toast or crackers, or as a dessert frosting.
  •     Maple Cube: this delicious, stylish, and versatile cube is made from pure maple syrup and is perfect for grating a touch of sweetness to your favorite food. Shave the cube over a cappuccino, yogurt, oatmeal, fruit, or ice cream.
  •     Maple Flakes: providing a modern way to enjoy traditional maple taste, Tonewood’s maple flakes are the perfect crunchy and sweet garnish for salads, poultry, cheese, vegetables, or deserts. Like maple sugar, maple flakes work as a low-calorie natural sweetener in recipes and drinks.
  •     Maple Seasoning: a unique blend of maple sugar and spices creates an exciting taste for ham, chicken, fish, vegetables, soups, salads and eggs.

Tonewood Maple is celebrating maple’s naturally sumptuous flavor and under-realized versatility by redefining a standard for elegance and quality in maple products. Through collaboration with expert sugarmakers, Tonewood produces pure maple syrups and other specialties that are single-sourced, unblended, and free of additives.

By combining a standard for excellence with sleek design and forward-thinking sustainability practices, Tonewood has created a unique tree adoption program in which adopters receive premium artisan maple products produced from the bounty of their adopted tree. Tonewood seeks to preserve maple production by funding climate change research, local farming efforts, and sustainable forest stewardship. A portion of every Tonewood sale is donated through 1% for the Planet to climate change research efforts at the University of Vermont’s Proctor Maple Research Center.

For more information on Tonewood’s tree adoption program and gourmet maple products, visit

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