Maple Sugaring started on the farm in 1840. At first, maple trees were tapped with wooden spouts to allow the sap from the maple tree to drip into wooden buckets. The sap was collected in wooden sap tanks pulled by a team of horses. The sap was then hauled to the sugar camp in the woods where it was boiled in black iron kettles and flat pans on a stone arch.
In 1960, the farm built a new sugar house roadside so electricity could be used to filter the syrup. In the 1980's buckets were upgraded to tubing and gathering tanks to increase efficiency.
In 2016, we built a new sugar house! this new state-of-the-art building allows us to streamline the processing of sap into syrup. With the new building came a couple of high efficiency upgrades. We installed a new reverse osmosis machine to help us save on time and wood consumption. We were also able to move our vacuum pump from the woods to the sugarhouse in order for us to power it off street power and make us more energy efficient.
The Maple Sugaring Season starts in mid-February when there is freezing nights and thawing days which makes the sap flow.
We welcome you and your family to our Sugar House to watch the sap being boiled into maple syrup.
Maple Sugar House is open weekends 8-2
Your family can enjoy Pancakes and French Toast served with our pure maple syrup, Ham, Sausage, Bacon, hash and eggs on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm mid- February to mid-April.
See you next spring
Maple Syrup is available in containers from half-pint to gallon. Maple Sugar Candy, Maple Cream, and Granulated Maple Sugar are made in our commercial kitchen and are all packed with care.
Maple products are available at the farm year round. Just give us a call or email firstname.lastname@example.org OR 413-357-8829 before coming