Canada does one thing very well, even in times of crisis: produce delicious maple syrup. This year, Canada's maple syrup production set new records. Better get started on those waffles and pancakes.\nAccording to a June 1 news release from Québec Maple Syrup Producers, this year's haul of the sweet stuff amounted to 175 million pounds, with an average of 3.59 pounds per tap.\nThat shatters previous records. In 2017, 2018, and 2019, the yield per tap was 3.45, 2.52, and 3.43, respectively. Last year's total production resulted in 160 million pounds.\nWhile the syrup producers admitted that the current global pandemic had an effect on production, they attribute the overwhelming success of this year's harvest to an additional 2.3 million taps.\nThe fact that April was such a cold month also helped to increase production. So maybe there was an upside to having such a late spring after all.\n"We're delighted at the announcement," Serge Beaulieu, Québec Maple Syrup Producers president said in a statement, "After an uncertain start to the season and a bumpy road along the way, it's very welcome news."\nBeaulieu also admitted that this year has been "unusual," and that it will definitely go down in the organization's history.\nView this post on Instagram Pancakes🥞 con topping di Sciroppo d'acero🍯, gelato alla vaniglia🍦 e fragole 🍓...e le dosi dello sciroppo sono a piacere 🙈🤤 ° ° ° #pancakes #strawberries #icecream #maple #maplesyrup #topping #love #food #foodlover #americanpancakes #perfectcombo #foodpictures #tasty A post shared by italianfood🍝🍕 (@pasta_e_pomodoro) on Jun 2, 2020 at 10:47am PDT\nMaple Industry Council president Sylvain Lalli also said that retail demand for maple syrup has stayed strong.\nThe organization noted that it had to do a lot of extra work to make sure the spread of the virus was limited during production.\nView this post on Instagram Ive started a YouTube channel for my Recipes last week. Please do have a look and let me know your feedbacks. Its been an amazing 1 week on a new venture that i was scared about 🙈😂 link to the latest recipe is in my bio, and do follow my food page @monicascookinglab for more yummy content ❤️❤️ have a good day ☺️🥞 . . . . . . . . . . . #homecooking #monicascookinglab #simplerecipes #pancakes #maplesyrup #breakfast #youtube #loveforcooking #spicy #njomnjom #yummh #instaupload #instamood #instapic #instafood #foodblogger #foodstagram #foodpics #foodinspiration #instacool #wok #food #lifestyle #foodphotography #food #foodgasms #dohafoodies #qatarfoodies #monicajustinephotography A post shared by 𝙼𝚘𝚗𝚒𝚌𝚊 𝙹𝚞𝚜𝚝𝚒𝚗𝚎 𝙿𝚑𝚘𝚝𝚘𝚐𝚛𝚊𝚙𝚑𝚢 (@monicajustine_) on Jun 2, 2020 at 8:05am PDT\nThis meant there had to be changes made to the delivery of maple syrup barrels, farm gate sales, equipment cleaning, and travel between regions.\nQuebec is not just a major producer of maple syrup, but for the entire globe. Their producers are responsible for an average of 72 percent of the world's maple syrup supply every year.