Our 5,000 hard-working maple trees are all tapped and ready to go. A few days of warm weather allowed the sap to run and we had our first boil on Feb. 3 and the syrup is perfect. By Feb. 22, we've made 350 gallons of syrup - that's more than we made in our entire first year when we started in 1999! We're tapping a lot more trees now and have better equipment so we can make more syrup. Work smarter, not harder! We expect we'll be going strong for another month or more.
We put most of our syrup in big 45 gallon barrels and sell it wholesale to a distributor from Canada. The distributor then combines it with lots of other maple syrup and packages it into the generic bottles you see in the grocery store. Check the label to see where the syrup comes from, products from Canada often contain Vermont syrup and we support our friends from the North. The distributor also provides our syrup to restaurants and foodservice locations in the U.S. and Canada. When you enjoy Vermont maple syrup at your favorite breakfast spot, it could be from us!
The rest of our syrup we bottle ourselves at the sugarhouse with a special canner made just for syrup. We store it on racks in a cool place, and when you order from our website, we ship it right to you from our sugarhouse!