Parrish's Old Time Premium Sugar Cane Syrup
It all begins as a stalk of southern sugar cane seed planted on our farm in Candler County, GA.
Our fields are planted in rows and fertilized with organic fertilizer as cottonseed meal. The cane plants emerge in the spring when soil temperatures rise and day length increases. It takes about 9 - 11 months for the cane to be ready for harvest.
In the early winter before harvest, the fodder is hand stripped from each cane, then topped, then cut down with a cane knife. The cut cane is loaded on trailers and carried to the boiler shelter and syrup house. At this location each stalk of cane is hand fed into our 100+ year old cane mill and the sweet juice is squeezed out. Then the juice is pumped into our 60 gallon cast iron boiler to be reduced down to pure beautiful sweet amber colored syrup.