Wisconsin Hickory Syrup, LLC

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Summer 2024

Are you preparing for a Hickory Harvest? Preliminary signs are that this should be a great crop as the appearance of an abundance catkins in the spring indicates. According to the alternating schedule of "off" and "on" years, this is an "on" year, but also due for a bumper crop! Harvest usually begins in September and runs through the end of October. (If the squirrels haven't taken them all by then!)

All orders can be made through our website or by contacting us directly at: orders@wisconsinhickorysyrup.com. 

Wisconsin Hickory Association

We'd also like to let you know we participate with the Wisconsin Hickory Association in educational presentations and fundraisers. Our presentations focus on the History of Hickory and traditional Native American uses of hickory - and we bring samples! Each Fall, we organize fundraisers and 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. Visit their website at: wihickory.org.

"Rose" - Mascot of the Wisconsin Hickory Association
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!

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!