Wisconsin Hickory Syrup, LLC
 

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Spring 2022

 Spring is here! - Hurrah! Our last appearance at the Milwaukee Winter Farmer's Market will be Saturday, March 26, from 8am to 11:30am. The weekly market this year is held at the Gather at the Deer District, adjacent to the Fiserv Forum in downtown Milwaukee. Our next appearance will be at the Princeton Flea Market beginning mid-April. This event takes place every Saturday from mid-April thru October from 8am to Noon.



Hickory Harvest 2022 - May be Light!

Last year was an "on" year, so the trees were full. Because Hickory is a masting tree, every other year usually is a light harvest as the trees are retaining their energy for a fuller harvest the following year. The 2022 harvest may be a scare as 10% of last year's crop. 

We'd also like to let you know we participate with the Wisconsin Hickory Association in elementary school presentations and fundraisers. Our presentations focus on the History of Hickory and traditional Native American uses...and we bring samples! In the Fall, we pay schools $.25 per pound for collected hickory nuts and bring samples and nuts for the children to plant. We hope the next several generations will enjoy the rebirth of this traditional rural farm family and Native American delicacy.
2018 Wisconsin State Fair
Best of Show - Eats & Treats Competition

Wisconsin Hickory Syrup produces the finest 

all-natural Hickory Syrup in Wisconsin.


The Hickory is grown, harvested and processed locally.

No preservatives: Fat Free, Sodium Free, Cholesterol Free.

Used for traditional syrup applications - pancakes, waffles, sausages - but also adds flair to baked ham, pork and chicken.

See our Recipe Page for more ideas!

Wisconsin Hickory Syrup was awarded Blue Ribbons at the 
2013 - 2016 Green Lake County Fair
and it won "Best of Show" in '14, '15 & '16!
Wisconsin Hickory Products

This rare, all-natural syrup is painstakingly made from local

hickory trees here in central Wisconsin.
 
The word Hickory is derived from the Virginia Algonquin Indian's word "pawcohiccora", a term for a ground meal made from the nuts. The early Virginia colonists quickly learned the value of the Hickory from the local Native Americans and used hickory tree wood smoke to flavor, cure, and preserve meats in the famous smokehouses of Virginia. 
 
The Shagbark Hickory (‘carya ovata’) is a large deciduous tree that reaches over 100 feet in height and can live for 200 years. Though the trees are seldom grown commercially, their nuts are edible and are championed by those who know the taste personally. It is also a favorite of the local fauna as squirrels, chipmunks, turkeys, black bears, foxes, rabbits, mice, wood ducks and mallards all compete for the flavorful nut! In the early 1800's settlers relied heavily on the hickory to supply strong wood for crates, barrel hoops, wagon wheels, tool handles, furniture and wood for fuel. Hickory was so widely known for it's toughness and strength that the 7th President, Andrew Jackson, was nicknamed "Old Hickory"
for his similar traits!