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It's Tree Tapping Time at the Shawnee Inn

From Tap To Syrup

Article and Video by WBRE's PA HOMEPAGE

Shawnee-on-Delaware, Monroe County – Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort Ground Supervisor Matthew Siptroth is tapping trees a few weeks later than usual this year. He explained, "It's been so cold that the trees just haven't been flowing until just this past few days."

For sap to flow, the temperature has to be below freezing at night and above freezing during the day. "The trees are gearing up to push the sugars in the root system into the buds so they can open for the spring and leaf out and start making food for themselves again for next year,” said Siptroth.

He is collecting sap from 35 trees. The Shawnee kitchen staff boiled the sap into syrup that you can have on your pancakes inside the hotel. "It's quite an extensive boiling process. It's about 40 gallons of sap to one gallon of syrup,” said Siptroth.

People say they enjoy the real maple flavor. Spokesman Jeromy Wo smiled, "I love it. It's totally different. You don't have that kind of artificial taste that may seem natural but it's just a totally different experience knowing that it's from right here."

The syrup will be available for public sale at the Shawnee Farmers Market this summer. It usually sells out within two weeks.

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List of Accolades

The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort would like to thank the all of the organizations that have recognized our efforts towards excellence. We are a proud member of the community and look forward to working together to continue providing outstanding service.

2012

Trip Advisor for Business: Certificate of Excellence

Winner
Certificate of Excellence
2012

2011

Pennsylvania Tourism and Lodging Associations -National General Manager of the Year, Rob Howell

2010

Pennsylvania Tourism and Lodging Associations Chef’s Palate Award for “Best Use of Local and Organic Ingredients”-Chef "G"
Award of Excellence “Most Creative Booth” from the Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce Expo 2010
Save Our Planet Award, The Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce
Pennsylvania Tourism and Lodging Association-Rob Howell, General Manager of the Year
Community Service Award, The Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau
Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau-Jeromy Wo, Public Relations Coordinator, Brand Hero
American Legion Auxiliary-Certificate of Appreciation


 

2009

The Pocono Business Journals Green List
The Monroe County Historical Associations Historical Preservation Award
The Pocono Mountain Visitors Bureau's Outstanding Tourism Employee - Will Stryeski
The Pocono Mountain Visitors Bureau's Green Award - The Shawnee Inn and Gold Resort
Voted Best Place to Work by Happenings Magazine
The Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce Save Our Planet Award
The Pennsylvania Tourism and Lodging Association's General Manager of the Year Nomination - Rob Howell


2008

Voted Best Place to Work by Happenings Magazine
The Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerces Save Our Planet Award
The Pocono Mountain Visitors Bureaus Outstanding Tourism Employee Rob Howell, General Manager
Outstanding Women in Business Monica Startari, Director of Marketing
The Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerces Chairman of Business Award Charlie Kirkwood, Owner
Pennsylvania Tourism and Lodging Associations General Manager of the Year Nomination Rob Howell, General Manager


2007

The National Recreation Area of the Delaware Water Gaps Conservation Award
The American Cancer Societys Certificate of Appreciation for being First Property in the Pocono Mountains to go Smoke-Free
Bizzy Awards Best Overall Business