a few years ago, hubby and i visited a sugar shack outside of ottawa. i'd been to a sugar shack once or twice as a kid ...but i'd say i'm pretty much a neophyte when it comes to maple syrup (i can tell the difference between the real stuff and whatever the aunt jemima stuff is!). anyway, we did the 'touristy' thing and had the pancake breakfast there. at the tables, the folks had put out a VERY light maple syrup. it was DELISH! i asked some of the people there and they explained that it was a grade A syrup. so, of course, i bought some but have since run out. i've poked around at some of the usual retailers (grocery stores, costco, heck, even the touristy stores selling canadiana) but can only find grade b, medium syrup. at the etobicoke farmers market last year, i bought some medium syrup from one of the stands. it's very good but i really want some of the light stuff.
i know the season is starting up again and was wondering if anyone can tell me where to get light maple syrup? preferably in the west-end GTA? but i'm willing to travel. also, i'm up in the waterloo area once a week for work so i could even go there for syrup.