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.