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It's a sticky business: Jake's Syrups brings sweet success for rural Vergas pair

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RURAL VERGAS -- Life is sweet for Jerry Jacobson and D. Mae Ceryes.

Since they first began the enterprise known as Jake's Syrups & Natural Products in 1994, the rural Vergas residents have parlayed their hobby into a successful part-time business.


From March to mid-April, the couple's chief occupation is producing maple syrup.

Jacobson taps the trees -- about 1,600 taps on 120 acres -- and Ceryes handles the evaporation process.

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
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