I have a friend that WILL NOT eat maple syrup, unless it was harvested fresh from trees in the Northland. I use to think she was nuts, but after trying the fresh maple syrup, it's hard to go back to commercially processed syrup. The taste is so much richer! You never really think about WHERE Maple syrup comes from, until the weather could be detrimental to getting it fresh. Here's what the MN DNR is saying about the crazy weather and this year's harvest.