Interested in Ordering Wholesale For Your Restaurant, School, or Business?
Ioka Valley Farm offers wholesale accounts to businesses for our maple syrup and specialty maple products. Please contact us at 413.441.5147 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org for ordering and pricing details.
We currently offer free personal delivery of wholesale orders throughout Berkshire County. Most businesses receive their delivery monthly, but individual arrangements are made.
We also ship and deliver wholesale orders outside Berkshire County but shipping and/or delivery charges may apply.
Order 3 Grades of Maple Syrup, Granulated Maple Sugar, Maple Cream, Maple Butter, Maple Barbecue Sauce, and Other Specialty Products!
Need a gift package for your clients, employees, or co-workers?
Ioka Valley Farm offers quantity discounts on our Gift Packages!
Ioka Valley Farm proudly produces high quality pure maple syrup and specialty maple products at their beautiful 500 acre family farm in Hancock, MA. Ioka Valley Farm is a 4th generation family farm that is dedicated to providing high quality locally grown products. Maple sugaring has been a part of Ioka Valley Farm since 1992 and currently we have 14,000 taps in our sugarbush and produce over 5,000 gallons of maple syrup each year. We are Commonwealth Quality Accredited which means Ioka Valley Farm meets the advanced set of standards and practices set forth by the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources in the Commonwealth Quality Program and has demonstrated a commitment to providing high-quality products that are grown, harvested and produced in Massachusetts.
If you are not currently using pure maple syrup or local maple syrup in your business, here are a few reasons to consider using Ioka Valley Farm’s
Local food supports local families. Local farmers who sell direct to consumers cut out the middleman and the cost of a distributor or broker which helps farm families stay on their land. Ioka Valley Farm supports three families and employs over 25 part-time and seasonal employees.
Local food builds community. When you buy direct from a farmer, you’re engaging in a time-honored connection between eater and grower. Knowing farmers gives you insight into the seasons, the land, and your food. In many cases, it gives you access to a place where your children and grandchildren can go to learn about nature and agriculture.
Local food preserves open space. When farmers get paid more for their products by marketing locally, they’re less likely to sell farmland for development. When you buy locally grown food, you’re doing something proactive to preserve our working landscape. That landscape is an essential ingredient to other economic activity in the state, such as tourism and recreation. Ioka Valley Farm preserves over 500 acres of land in the Beautiful Berkshires.
Local food keeps taxes down. According to several studies by the American Farmland Trust, farms contribute more in taxes that they require in services, whereas most development contributes less in taxes than the cost of required services. Cows don’t go to school, maple trees don’t dial 911.
Local food benefits the environment and wildlife. Well-managed farms provide ecosystem services: they conserve fertile soil, protect water sources, and sequester carbon from the atmosphere. The farm environment is a patchwork of fields, meadows, woods, ponds, and buildings that provide habitat for wildlife in our communities. Ioka Valley Farm has received awards for their soil conservation and sustainable practices.
Local food is an investment in the future. By supporting local farmers today, you are helping to ensure that there will be farms in your community tomorrow. That is a matter of importance for food security, especially in light of an uncertain energy future and our current reliance on fossil fuels to produce, package, distribute. and store food. (Source: Ten Reasons to Buy Local Food by Vern Grubinger, Vegetable and Berry Specialist, University of Vermont Extension.)
Finally, pure maple syrup is being intensely studied for its health benefits. The findings are significant that not only is pure maple syrup the most delicious way to sweeten, it is a very healthy alternative sweetener.