Maple Syrup

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Old-Fashioned Fun

Our syrup operation is what you might call a 'micro'-sugary. We hang about 200 metal buckets--as compared with other local producers who tap 500-50,000 trees using plastic pipeline. We collect sap from neighborhood roadside trees, gathering into tank pulled by our 1979 Allis-Chalmers 5050 tractor. We try to minimize our use of plastic, which requires a little extra elbow grease!

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The Process

We take the collected sap and boil it on a wood-fired arch in our off-the-grid sugarhouse. While many other producers use oil or propane to fuel the process, we have chosen to stick with low-grade, locally harvested wood--a renewable resource. 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--it is a treasured time of year.

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Our Product

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 in Fairlee, Copies and More in Wells River, and four hotels in White River Junction: the Comfort Inn, the Hampton Inn, the Fairfield Inn & Suites, and the Holiday Inn Express--and of course from our home in Bradford. Call or email any time to place an order!  

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