“One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.”
Sapsucker is a naturally pure alternative to bottled water with a unique story and a delicate taste all its own. We think you’re going to love it.

How We Make Sapsucker

Sapsucker is water harvested from mature maple trees, technically called sap. The early spring harvest season is only a few weeks long, and depends on just the right weather.

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How We Make Sapsucker

Sapsucker is water harvested from mature maple trees, technically called sap. The early spring harvest season is only a few weeks long, and depends on just the right weather—cold enough for the trees to still have stores of energy for winter in their roots, but warm enough during the day for the sap to flow.

When the time is right, we harvest it using an age-old process that does no harm to our trees, and lets them continue to produce throughout their natural lives.

The water produced by a maple tree originates in the air and the earth around it, not from an underground aquifer. As it draws this moisture up through its roots and trunk, the tree acts as a natural filter, adding nutrients and subtle flavour along the way.

After that, we don’t change a thing. We pasteurize our product to extend its shelf life, but Sapsucker is otherwise just as nature made it.


The Taste

The taste of maple sap is one of the best-kept secrets of country life. Generations of rural kids fondly remember drinking it straight out of the bucket during the harvest, and no wonder. It’s delicious.

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The Taste

The taste of maple sap is one of the best-kept secrets of country life. Generations of rural kids fondly remember drinking it straight out of the bucket during the harvest, and no wonder. It’s delicious.

A glass of Sapsucker looks and drinks just like a glass of water, which it essentially is. However, its source gives it a couple of special qualities. One is its soft roundness on the palate. Sapsucker doesn’t have the strong minerality of some bottled waters, which we think gives them too much edge to enjoy with food. And the other is its hint of sweetness. More of a sensation than a flavour, it gives Sapsucker a refreshing quality without any lingering aftertaste.


Serving Sapsucker

You can substitute Sapsucker for ordinary water almost any way you like. On its own as a light refreshment or after exercise, it offers the same hydration benefits, but with its own unique nutrients and characteristic hint of sweetness.

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Serving Sapsucker

You can substitute Sapsucker for ordinary water almost any way you like. On its own as a light refreshment or after exercise, it offers the same hydration benefits, but with its own unique nutrients and characteristic hint of sweetness.

Sapsucker’s mild minerality makes it a wonderful complement to a meal, which is how we love it best. We think it provides the most balanced taste when chilled to approximately 5°C, about the same as a perfect glass of Champagne (or a chilly spring morning).

Sapsucker is at home in the kitchen, too, where it can be substituted for ordinary water in almost any recipe. Heat will bring out more of Sapsucker’s sweetness, so it adds a particularly special touch to soups, broths, stews and braising. It even makes great coffee and tea!

  • Only 25 calories per serving
  • Nothing added
  • Renewable source
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Health Benefits

Harvested from maple trees, maple water (commonly known as maple sap) is naturally rich in minerals and anti-oxidants. It contains a significant number of essential nutrients, including a wide variety of vitamins and minerals, organic and amino acids (including malic acid), polyphenols and phytohormones.

Selected vitamins and minerals present include Manganese, Zinc, Magnesium, Potassium, Riboflavin (B2), Calcium, and Thiamin (vitamin B1) making maple water a healthy alternative over other water sources.

Research has shown the presence of polyphenols such as abscisic acid (ABA), which stimulates insulin release through pancreatic cells (removing sugar from the blood stream), making maple water beneficial for those with metabolic syndrome and diabetes. Maple syrup, the concentrated version of maple sap, has a high oxygen radical absorbance capacity, with more antioxidants than foods such as tomatoes and even broccoli.

For further details on the health benefits of maple water, just send us an email and we can send you our facts and research on the benefits of maple water.


Our Story

Lower Valley Beverage Company was founded in 2014 by our two families, the Chapmans and the McGlaughlins. Sapsucker was kind of a homecoming for us. We were all raised in rural life, and our country roots run deep. As often happens with country people, ambition took us away to build careers and families, but the pull of home was always there. When our children arrived, we knew it was time to get some mud on our boots again, and Sapsucker was born. We like to think of it as the taste of a slower, more authentic way of life, and we’re proud to share it with you.

Our Home

We are proud to call the Beaver Valley our home, a part of the Niagara Escarpment at the southern tip of Georgian Bay. Although the area has been settled and farmed since the early 19th century, it’s also home to some of the best preserved natural habitats in North America – this is where Sapsucker was born. The Niagara Escarpment is a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, so preservation and balance are big themes in life here. People play as hard as they work, inspired by the area’s natural beauty just like we are.

Sapsucker and Sustainability

For sustainability alone, your own municipal water is usually the responsible choice. But things get more complicated when you want to serve something special. That’s where Sapsucker really shines. Our goal is to make Sapsucker the lowest-impact packaged water you can buy.

  • Sustainable source
  • Low-impact packaging
  • Healthy forests
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Sustainable source
Sapsucker is a product of the natural growth process of maple trees, not by drilling into underground aquifers. The water each tree gives us originates as rain and ambient moisture in the air and soil. A maple tree can produce sap from maturity to 100 years of age or more without ever disrupting underground water resources (and, as a bonus, it naturally absorbs CO2 the whole time).

Healthy forests
Maple sap production creates an economic incentive to keep hardwood forests standing and healthy rather than cutting them down for lumber or development. But the benefits of this don’t stop with our product. The bird in our logo is a tribute to the wildlife that inhabits a maple bush, helping keep its ecosystem and beauty intact, something that’s almost impossible with any other land use.

Low-impact packaging
We chose Tetra Pak for Sapsucker for a few reasons. One is that the packaging itself has a smaller carbon footprint than the alternatives, and it’s recyclable in many municipalities. This method of packaging also means our product requires less processing to make it ready to sell, while offering a longer shelf life so less is wasted. Finally, the shape and weight of the package makes Sapsucker more efficient to ship, which contributes to reduced fuel use on its way to your table.


Where To Find Us

Sapsucker is served at these excellent restaurants.

You can buy Sapsucker to serve at home at these fine retailers.

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Home Delivery
You can also order Sapsucker delivered to your home.

Look for us at these upcoming events.

In the news
Read about us in these recent articles.

Toronto & Area Restaurants

Antler Kitchen & Bar
1454 Dundas St. West
Toronto, ON
M6J 1Y6
(647) 345-8300

Café Belong | Evergreen Brickworks
550 Bayview Ave.,
Toronto, ON
M4W 3X8
(416) 901-8234

Actinolite Restaurant
971 Ossington Ave.,
Toronto, ON
M6G 3V5
(416) 962-8943

Richmond Station
1 Richmond St. West,
Toronto, ON
M5H 3W4
(647) 748-1444

Against the Grain - Corus Quay
25 Dockside Dr.,
Toronto, ON
M5A 0B5
(647) 344-1562

Against the Grain - Leaside
87 Laird Dr.,
Toronto, ON
M4G 3T7
(647) 748-2840

488 Welling St. West,
Toronto, ON
M5V 1E3
(416) 979-1990

100 King St. West,
Toronto, ON
M5X 1E1
(416) 214-2252

Sarpra Restaurant
13311 Yonge St,
Richmond Hill, ON
L4E 3L6
(905) 773-2188

Harvest Kitchen
124 Harbord St.,
Toronto, ON
M5S 1G6
(416) 901-5901

St. Andrew's Club & Conference Centre
150 King St. West,
Toronto, ON
M5H 1J9
(416) 366-4228

Rosedale Golf Club
1901 Mt. Pleasant Rd.
Toronto, ON
M4N 2W3
(647) 748-1194

Karelia Kitchen
1194 Bloor St. West
Toronto, ON
M6H 1N2
(647) 748-1194

O&B Canteen
330 King St. West
Toronto, ON
M5V 3X2
(647) 288-4710

Beaumont Kitchen
CF Sherway Gardens, Saks Fifth Avenue
Toronto, ON
M9C 7B8
(426) 641-7327

Belong Catering
550 Bayview Ave.
Toronto, ON
M4W 3X8
(647) 962-1055

568 Parliament St.
Toronto, ON
M4X 1P8
(416) 323-9381

169 Niagara St.
Toronto, ON
M5V 1C9
(416) 703-4222

Beaver Valley & Area Restaurants

The Flying Chestnut Kitchen
199 Pellisier St.,
Flesherton, ON
N0C 1E0
(519) 924-1809

Creemore Kitchen
134 Mill St.,
Creemore, ON
L0M 1G0
(705) 466-2900

The Bicycle Café
14 Sydenham St.,
Flesherton, ON
N0C 1E0
(519) 924-2920

Bruce Wine Bar
8 Bruce St. South,
Blue Mountain
ON N0H 2P0
(519) 599-1112

Azzurra Trattoria
100 Pine Street,
Collingwood, ON
L9Y 2P1
(705) 445-7771

Casero Kitchen Table
946 3rd Ave. East,
Owen Sound, ON
N4K 2K9
(226) 909-7694

Other Ontario Restaurants

Langdon Hall - Country House and Spa
1 Langdon Drrive,
Cambridge, ON
N3H 4R8
(519) 740-2100

Red Rabbit
64 Wellington St.,
Stratford, ON
N5A 2L2
(519) 305-6464

Grange of Prince Edward
990 Closson Rd.,
Hillier, ON
K0K 2J0
(613) 399-1048

The Barn Co-operative
121 Old Highway 26,
Meaford, ON
N4L 1W7
(519) 538-1522

Shale Rock Coffee House
209544 ON-26,
The Blue Mountains, ON
L9Y 0T1
(705) 445-1313

The Garrison House
111 C, Unit 2 Garrison Village Dr.
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
L0S 1J0
(905) 468-4000


Toronto & Area Retailers

714 Queen St. West
Toronto, ON
M6J 1E8
(416) 681-1111

Whole Foods Market - Unionville
3997 Highway 7.,
Markham, ON
L3R 5M6
(905) 474-4900

Whole Foods Market - Yorkville
87 Avenue Rd.,
Toronto, ON
M5R 3R9
(416) 944-0500

Whole Foods Market - Oakville
301 Cornwall Rd.,
Oakville, ON
L6J 7Z5
(905) 849-8400

Whole Foods Market - Mississauga Square One
155 Square One Dr.,
Mississauga, ON
L5B 0E2
(905) 2275-9393

Whole Foods Market - Yonge & Sheppard
4771 Yonge St.,
Toronto, ON
M2N 5M5
(416) 730-1100

Ambrosia Natural Foods - Vaughan
57 Northview Blvd.,
Vaughan, ON
L4L 8X9
(905) 264-2510

Ambrosia Natural Foods - Thornhill
55 Doncaster Ave.,
Thornhill, ON
L3T 1L7
(905) 881-7811

The Butcher's Son
2055 Yonge St.,
Toronto, ON
M4S 2A2
(416) 901-9414

The Grow-Op
222 Ossington Ave.,
Toronto, ON
M6J 2Z9
(416) 532-9999

The Market Shoppe
7 Toronto St. South,
Markdale, ON
N0C 1H0
(519) 986-4144

1199 Dundas St. East,
Toronto, ON
M6J 1X3
(416) 841-6673

The Big Carrot
348 Danforth Ave.,
Toronto, ON
M4K 1N8
(416) 470-6644

Stasis Preserves
476 Roncesvalles Ave.,
Toronto, ON
M6R 2N5
(647) 766-5267

Pitchfork Company
1322B Gerrard St. East,
Toronto, ON
M4L 1Z1
(647) 929-2968

Sanagan’s Meat Locker
176 Baldwin St.,
Toronto, ON
M5T 1L8
(416) 593-9747

Roast Fine Foods
786 St. Claire Ave. West,
Toronto, ON
M6C 1B6
(416) 657-6278

Mad Hatter Tea Co.
116 Bronte Rd.,
Oakville, ON
L6L 3C1
(416) 901-2255

La Salumeria
2021 Yonge St.,
Toronto, ON
M4S 2A2
(416) 486-8327

Harvest Wagon
1103 Yonge St.,
Toronto, ON
M4W 2L7
(416) 923-7542

TNS Health Food - Whitby
1618 Dundas St. East,
Whitby, ON
L1N 8Y8
(905) 240-6066

66 Wellington St.,
Toronto, ON
M5K 1A1
(416) 444-6262

Beaver Valley & Area Retailers

Curries Farm Market
736 Sixth St.,
Collingwood, ON
L9Y 3Y9
(705) 445-2005

Butchers Bistro
70 Hurontario St.,
Collingwood, ON
L9Y 2L6
(705) 444-0099

The Cheese Gallery
11 Bruce St. South,
Thornbury, ON
N0H 2P0
(519) 599-6699

Press Juice Co.
11 Simcoe St.,
Collingwood, ON
L9Y 1H5
(705) 293-5333

Milk Maid
947 2nd Ave. East,
Owen Sound, ON
N4K 2H5
(519) 372-1130

Eugenia Falls Emporium
194355 Grey Road 13,
Flesherton, ON
N0C 1E0
(519) 924-0344

The Bakery
6 Sydenham St.,
Flesherton, ON
N0C 1E0
(519) 924-1576

Collingwood Co-op
65 Simcoe St.,
Collingwood, ON
L9Y 1H5
(705) 444-6200

Other Ontario Retail

Whole Foods Market Ottawa
951 Bank St.,
Ottawa, ON
K1S 3W7
(613) 565-7150

Linley's Fine Food
51 York St.,
Stratford, ON
N5A 1A1
(519) 508-8884

Algoma Orchards
201 Durham Regional Rd. 42,
Clarington, ON
L1B 1L9
(905) 987-4961

Willowtree Farms
975 Durham Regional Rd 21,
Port Perry, ON
L9L 1B5
(905) 985-7493

Southampton Meat Market
22 Grosvenor St. North,
Southampton, ON
N0H 2L0
(519) 797-2525

480 Hespeler Rd.
Cambridge, ON
N1R 7R9
(519) 624-6879

25 Bruce St.,
Kitchener, ON
N2B 1Y4
(519) 745-7800

438 Highland Rd.,
Kitchener, ON
N2M 3C7
(519) 749-8473

450 Columbia St. West
Waterloo, ON
N2T 2W1
(519) 342-1682

Taste Marketeria
2390 Lakeshore Rd. West,
Oakville, ON
L6L 1H5
(905) 582-4755

Broadway Farm's Market
12506 Heart Lake Rd.,
Caledon, ON
L7C 2J3
(905) 843-2289

Kortright Centre for Conservation
9550 Pine Valley Dr.,
Woodbridge, ON
L4L 1A6
(905) 832-2289

Picone Fine Food
34 King St. West,
Dundas, ON
L9H 1T7
(905) 628-8647

The Apple Factory Farm Market
10024 Mississauga Rd.,
Brampton, ON
L7A 0B8
(905) 846-3715

150 Caroline St. South,
Waterloo, ON
N2L 0A5
(519) 741-1437

Country Produce
301 Westmount Dr. North,
Orillia, ON
L3V 6Y4
(705) 325-9902

Farmers Daughter
118 Highway 60
Huntsville, ON
P1H 1C2
(705) 789-5700

Commisso's Fresh Foods
6161 Thorold Stone Rd.
Niagara Falls, ON
L2J 1A4
(905) 357-6600

Bamboo Natural Food Market
211 Martindale Rd.
St. Catherines, ON
L2S 3V7
(289) 362-5637

Fred's Farm Fresh
2144 Huron Church Rd.
Windsor, ON
N9C 2L7
(519) 966-2241

Radical Gardens
163 Fifth Ave.
Timmins, ON
P4N 5L1

Landman Gardens + Bakery
322345 Concession Road 6-7
Grand Valley, ON
N9W 0X3 (519) 938-6163


Upcoming Events

Earth Day Canada Earth Ball
Mill Street Brewery, Toronto, Ontario
Friday, April 22, 2016

Terroir Rural Retreat
Ocala Orchards, Scugog, Ontario
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Wild Leek and Maple Syrup Festival
Eigensinn Farm, Singhampton, Ontario
Sunday, May 15, 2016

The New Farm, Farms for Change
9788 Sideroad 6 & 7 Nottawasaga Creemore, Ontario
June 11, 2016

Toronto Life Garden Party
Toronto Botanical Gardens, Toronto, Ontario
Thursday, June 16, 2016

Taste of Toronto
Garrison Common, Fort York, Toronto, Ontario
June 23 to 26, 2016

Community Long Table
4 Harbour Street, Thornbury, Ontario
June 26, 2016


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