Saint John's Maple Syrup

A sap-run is the sweet goodbye of winter. It is the fruit of the equal marriage of sun and frost.


-John Burroughs "Signs & Season" (1886)


Welcome to the official web site for Saint John's Maple Syrup - a partnership between Saint John's Abbey and University to continue the tradition of producing maple syrup while providing opportunities for education and service to the community. The maple syrup operation is run by Brother Walter Kieffer, OSB. Br. Walter is assisted by Stephen Saupe (CSB/SJU Biology Department), John O'Reilly and Sarah Gainey (Outdoor U), and too many other fantastic volunteers to list here.


2014 Maple Syrup Events

 All Season!
Volunteer Update 
 March-April 2014
CSB/SJU Student Calendar of Maple Syrup Events! 
Saturday, March 15
Community Tapping Day
Saturday, March 29
Maple Syrup Festival
Saturday, April 5
Maple Syrup Festival

Contact Us

Saint John's Outdoor University
Saint John's University
2346 Science Drive
PO Box 3000
Collegeville, MN 56321

Main Office:
104 New Science Center

(320) 363-3163
Fax (320) 363-3202

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