Our syrup operation is what you might call a 'micro'-sugary. We hang just under 200 buckets--as compared with other local producers who tap over 20,000 trees (using plastic pipeline). We collect sap from neighborhood roadside trees, gathering into tank pulled by our 1979 Allis-Chalmers 5050 tractor.
We take the collected sap and boil it on a wood-fired arch in our off-the-grid sugarhouse. While many other producers have switched to oil, we have chosen to stick with wood. We boil the sap for many hours, concentrating the sugar as we go: it takes 40 gallons of sap to produce a single gallon of maple syrup! Long nights at the sugarhouse are filled with visits from friends and family--a treasured time of year.
As we "draw off" the syrup, it is transferred into a canner, so we can easily transfer it into a variety of jars, bottles, glass leaves, jugs, cans, and tins. We sell our product at Chapman's, North of the Falls, Copies and More--and of course from our home in Bradford. Call or email any time to place an order!