Weekend hobby turns into full-time agribusiness operation for Camp Aquila Pure Maple Syrup
30 Apr 2022
News, runestone electric association
DENT, Minn. — What was a weekend hobby turned into a thriving agribusiness for Stu and Corinne Peterson near Dent. For the past 22 years, they have harvested maple sap from trees on their property on Star Lake and turned it into Camp Aquila Pure Maple Syrup .
“We’re small peanuts compared to the big producers. There’s so much technology you can purchase, there’s so much efficiencies," Stu Peterson said. "We’re pretty labor intensive the way we do it, and so we can do it sized for my wife and I, and the kids when they show up, when the sap is running.”