GIVEAWAY: Funks Grove Pure Maple Sirup - Illinois Farm Bureau Partners GIVEAWAY: Funks Grove Pure Maple Sirup - Illinois Farm Bureau Partners

GIVEAWAY: Funks Grove Pure Maple Sirup

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Pass the “Sirup”

For almost 200 years, the Funk family has been harvesting top-notch maple sirup from the 3,000 maple trees grown on their farm in Shirley. Each year, Funks Grove produces approximately 2,000 gallons of sirup using a time-tested method of boiling down the sap it collects from roughly 7,000 spouts (also known as “taps”). The result is delicious pure maple goodness, a pantry staple that has garnered a loyal support base throughout Illinois and across the country.

And yes, we said “sirup” – this less conventional spelling honors Hazel Funk Holmes, who operated the farm in the 1920s and ’30s. Holmes placed Funk family timber and farmland in a trust to ensure that future generations could continue to enjoy syrup made in Funks Grove. In that trust, she expressed her wish that “sirup” be spelled with an “i.” At the time, this was Webster’s preferred spelling to refer to pure syrup, made with no added sugar. Shop their online store at

The newest generation of Funks has taken the family legacy into a new arena, growing fruits and grains on the property. Funks Grove Heritage Fruits & Grains, as the offshoot is called, develops and sells preserved fruit products and baking mixes, including muffin and pancake mixes. To learn more, visit


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  1. Melinda Walker says:

    Love pancakes and sirup

  2. Deb Foster says:

    Love maple bran muffins and, of course, pancakes with sirup!!

  3. mary says:

    I enjoy your magazine Thank you

  4. Tom Wolters says:

    love pancakes and sirup

  5. Terrance Whitecotton says:

    love their sirup on sausage

  6. Lyn Frankland says:

    pancakes and syrup, are the best

  7. Karina Parke says:

    Warm maple syrup and pancakes are yummy

  8. Aimee Ladd says:

    I visited Funks grove in college in my Evolutionary Ecology class! It was so cool to see a real Maple Sirup farm! I would love to try the pure Sirup!

  9. K Jones says:

    Would love to try!

  10. Sheryl Nyman says:

    You spell sirup like my grandma used to pronounce it.

  11. Sally Hackney says:

    I’d love to try these!

  12. Scott Olivero says:

    sausage and Pancakes all time favorite

  13. Michelle Brown says:

    Would love to try your maple sirup. The only real maple syrup I have tasted was in Canada and I miss the taste.

  14. Tonya Leitschuh says:

    Their sirup is the best!,

  15. Juanita Hartle says:

    Oh, warm maple sirup and pancakes sound awesome.

  16. eloise king says:

    Funks Grove maple sirup on waffles.

  17. Janet Peterson says:

    Would love to try. Sounds so good.

  18. Darlene Clark says:

    Everyone looked forwards to Saturday’s at our house when the family was still at home. It was pancake day! Couldn’t always afford pure maple sirup, but loved it when we could! Would love to try yours!

  19. Clint Palmer says:

    Would love to be on list so to know when it’s available again. Love it on homemade pancakes

  20. Kelly Mohr says:

    Fresh maple syrup/sirup with anything. Poured on pancakes, waffles, French toast, bacon and sausage! So so good! Have never tried the “Sirup” kind…can’t wait to try it!!

  21. Joe Miller says:

    Sounds delicious. I have had home made sorghum but not original, homemade syrup.

  22. Sabrina E Kelch says:

    Funks grove is amazing, took senior photos there.

  23. Debbie says:

    My favorite breakfast food is egg cups, but for special occasions we make pancakes and syrup.

  24. Jan Hervert says:

    I have been by Funks Grove many times and to Funks Grove twice. But I didn’t know you had pancake mix. I’ll be back for that for sure.

  25. Jennifer Lynn Ferguson says:

    French toast with Funks Grove sirup! With some bacon 🙂

  26. Lynn L Lindquist says:

    pancakes, syrup, eggs bacon

  27. Jill says:

    Can’t wait to make it to Funks Grove sometime!

  28. Janet ilfb says:

    pancake day awesome!

  29. Kris says:

    This looks very tasty!

  30. Raquel Evans says:

    My preferred everyday breakfast is duck eggs and toast, but pancakes are a go to weekend treat!

  31. Gabe Wilson says:

    I’d like to give the syrup a try.


    Maple “Sirup” always on our breakfast table and in other recipes. No imitation syrups in our pantry, ever.
    Happy to learn about Funks Grove in the Spring issue of IL Farm Bureau Partners Magazine, thank you ILFB!

  33. Linda Conard says:

    I love french toast with a splash of my homemade vanilla extract and bacon, hash browns and scrambled eggs.

  34. Teresa Carroll says:

    Pancakes, bacon and sirup over both!

  35. Paul COLSTON says:

    i enjoy receiving and reading partners. my wife loves trying the recipes

  36. Kim Holt says:

    My Fave Breakfast is French Toast (Texas Toast) with Butter and Sirip!!

  37. Thomas Ryan says:

    sounds like it would good

  38. Thomas Ryan says:

    sounds like it would be good

  39. Tyler says:

    Love Funks Grove!

  40. jonathan LOREN GREENSPAN says:

    i love pancakes for breakfast i also really enjoy waffles 🙂

  41. Holly June Greenspan says:

    I really enjoy entering this give away . I love a nice pancake for breakfast as well as a good waffle.

  42. Debra Oracki says:

    Never had real syrup! Need to checkout the online store

  43. Sandra Lyons says:

    Our whole family, including the grandkids and great grand kids love pancakes and ‘sirup’. We pass the Funks Grove pancake sign on our way to Bloomington to see our son and his family who are great pancake lovers!

  44. Brian minnis says:

    pancakes and strawberries

    • Sandy says:

      Pancakes and blueberries too. We went to a new restaurant in Springfield called Sweet Basil Cafe and I had a Belgium waffle with sliced strawberries and bananas with toasted pecans. Pancakes would be great with those too!

  45. Joan Young says:

    Pancakes with sirup, of course!

  46. Erik says:

    I love avocado toast but of course love pancakes and syrup

  47. Pat Kennedy says:

    My wife and I buy a couple quarts a year, if I’m lucky she makes maple sirup popcorn, like caramel corn. It has a nice flavor, tastes great. Of course pancakes, waffles etc… very good. We would drive by the groves of trees to see the process. Very interesting, they also have tee shirts.

  48. John Bradburn says:

    We have stopped there in the past to buy sirup for us and for my dad’s sweet tooth.

  49. Heather says:

    French Toast with real butter and real syrup. Also bacon.

  50. Connie Bryant says:

    Pancakes,eggs and bacon!:)

  51. Sandra Gilmore says:

    Love pancakes and pure maple sirup!

  52. Robert says:

    Love pancakes for breakfast. A favorite for years!

  53. Kathleen says:

    My family has switched to buying from family-owned products to support them and wholesome. We would love to try your sirup & pancake mix.

  54. Steven Hess says:

    Maple sirup is my family favorite topping!

  55. Renee D Herrmann says:

    Trying to enter contest :-). Visited Funks grove years ago with my home education group. Kids are grown. Maybe it’s time for a re-visit.

  56. Ellen H says:

    So glad to find pure maple sirup from Illinois!

  57. Terri J Moore says:

    Cant wait to try Illinois syrup. I am originally from New Hampshire and Vermont. Sign me up for the free contest.

  58. Bill says:

    Love hotcakes!

  59. Barbara Meurer says:

    Three times I have tried to enter the giveaway for Funks Grove sirup, and it takes me in circles. I do not want to enter through facebook, tweet, etc.
    I want to enter by email. DIFFICULT, impossible so far.

    • Jessy Yancey says:

      Hi Barbara,

      We’re so sorry to hear that! You should be able to just click “Use Your Email” to enter, but we have gone ahead and entered you in this contest.

      Jessy Yancey
      editor, Partners magazine

  60. Andrea says:

    I love myself a waffle! Or cinnamon rolls or anything sweet.

  61. Diane Dineen says:

    I would like to enter the contest, unsure where to enter.

  62. Coleen McCabe says:

    We love maple syrup on pancakes, waffles, french toast — and drizzled over a great oatmeal

  63. KIM says:

    Funks Grove sirup and mixes are wonderful!

  64. Lori Ploenzke says:

    I am unsure how to enter…I don’t do facebook, twitter…just trying to enter with my e-mail address. I clicked use my email–but it just asks me about facebook and twitter. If someone could please give me some direction, I’d really appreciate it! Thank-you!
    Lori Ploenzke

  65. Ellen says:

    My family LOVES homemade waffles with chocolate chips or blueberries added, and of course maple sirup on top!

  66. Andrea says:

    Maple syrup is delicious on plain yogurt with berries and nuts!

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