Martin Malenfant has been in the maple syrup industry since early childhood. As a young child, he explored the sugar bushes on his grandparent’s lands, fascinated by the forces and beauty of nature. He acquired his first sugar shack in Ste-Rita, in 1987. After many years of work, research and innovation, Martin Malenfant establishes Érablière Escuminac.
Érablière Escuminac was established in 1998 when Martin Malenfant decided to set up his sugar bush on a century-old maple-growing area of 500 hectares at Escuminac in the Baie-des-Chaleurs in Gaspésie. This land has a particular feature: it also includes one of the finest mature yellow birch forests in Quebec. Martin Malenfant wanted to produce a high-quality syrup while respecting the environment, working in harmony with nature. The maple grower’s mission was to produce a superior quality, uncompromising organic syrup! Since 1998, he has implemented a strict plan of management of his sugar bush and high standards of production. In 2006, he finally received his organic certification.
Martin Malenfant is a third-generation maple syrup producer. He possesses a unique expertise, boasting more than 35 years of experience in maple syrup production. Martin Malenfant is without a doubt one of the master producers of maple syrup in Québec. A superstar!
Today, Érablière Escuminac operates 65,000 taps dedicated to organic maple syrup and 5,000 taps for production of organic birch sap.