We started Chicago Maple in 2018 after Jared Hunt and Scott Friske purchased Mackinac Bluffs Maple Farms from Jared’s Dad Lindy, Aunt Lynelle and Uncle Luke. Jared, Scott and their wives have lived in the Chicagoland area for over a decade, and as Michiganders-turned-Chicagoans, we saw a need for a local maple presence in the Chicagoland area. We could not find a single maple company with local roots, so we worked with our family to create Chicago Maple as a way to bring our Organic Maple Farm to the Windy City! Our company is a true family business. Derek & Justin Friske, Scott’s younger brothers, manage the business operations in Chicago, including sales, partnerships, logistics and customer service.

Justin, Lindy, Scott, Jared and Derek at Green City Market’s “Meet The Maker” Event in Lincoln Park this summer.

Chicago Community

We went a step beyond just a neat logo and committed a portion of our crop each year as donations to support local community causes throughout the Chicagoland community in any way we can. If you have a pancake breakfast to benefit servicewomen and servicemen, a school fundraiser or another cause…we would love to hear about it! Please give us a call so we can learn how we can help. 906-631-8185