Tapped Maple Syrup is an Algoma-based product, with partnerships in Wisconsin and Minnesota, including 10 partnerships in Stevens Point. Their products are infused maple syrups, often mixed with spices and herbs including ginger, cardamom, and hibiscus. They also have products infused with other ingredients, like espresso and red pepper.
The company is owned by Jeremy and Abi Solin, a husband and wife duo who have been working together since the formation of Tapped Maple Syrup. Their families are also involved, with three generations working together to create the product. Their maple syrup is available year-round, with the closest location being Agora Makers Market. Prices range from $6-12 for a half-pint on their website.
“One of the things we work hard on is gaining partnerships with small businesses,” said Jeremy Solin, co-owner of Tapped. “We hope to gain strong partnerships with small businesses across the state who like good food and sustainability.”
One thing Tapped prides itself on is its sustainability. The trees in which the maple syrup comes from are in sustainably managed forests in northern Wisconsin, becoming an entirely Wisconsin-based product.
“We believe we fit the guidelines of the contest. We create a unique product. We want to be the top maple syrup brand in the country and we want to make Wisconsin the maple syrup state,” said Solin about why he believes they should win.
The contest, run by Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce, is run every year. In her media release on September 3, Representative Shankland focuses on the values of the company that led to the nomination. “Not only do the Solin’s make tremendous products, but they do so while prioritizing family, community, and respect for an connection to the land.'” Representative Shankland is one of the State Representatives for the 71st Assembly District, which includes Stevens Point.
There are currently 150 entries into the contest, including Tapped. The preliminary round of voting is currently active, and will remain available until September 15th. Afterwards, the 16 entries with the highest votes move on to round two. To vote for Tapped, go to www.madeinwis.com, where you can vote once daily.