Vermont Maple Syrup
VT Maple Producers, Maple Products, Maple Sugar House
It’s just plain sweeter here in Vermont! And that is especially true during maple sugaring season – just ask any Vermont Maple Sugar Maker. Vermont’s maple trees herald the sounds of a sugaring new season, drip by drip. The maple trees are responding to nature and the sap begins to flow – when it does a wise Vermont Maple Producer knows to have his buckets ready and his lines all drawn and closed. To share your Vermont business with us, please contact us. Learn more about advertising in VTLiving.
This annual event happens late February (in far southern Vermont) or sometimes in March – the exact date varies but any sugarmaker will tell you – the warm sunny days followed by crisp cool nights will make for a longer sap run and a better maple sugaring season. The Vermont maple season can sometimes last into April.
Vermont has quite a few seasoned maple producers and sugarmakers out there, after all this is America’s leading maple producing state. Upwards of 350,000 gallons of pure Vermont maple syrup is produced here each year.
Maple Sugar Making
Many maple sugarmakers now use plastic pipelines and boil down the sap in modern stainless evaporators, but some still gather and boil the old fashioned way; with horse drawn wagons and wood fired evaporators. The sugar shack steam is a welcome sign of spring to come.
Green Mountain Sugar House, Rte 100N, Box 820, Ludlow, Vermont 05149 Ph: 800-643-9338 Fax 802-228-2298.
Our award winning maple candy is still being made and shipped daily along with our 100 % pure maple syrup. When you see the steam roll from the Green Mountain Sugar House, stop in and have a taste of the sweetest stuff on earth. Our red roofed sugar house, just steps away from the water's edge, is where we make everything from maple syrup to mouth-watering maple fudge. It's also a Vermont country gift shop. Make the Green Mountain Sugar House a planned stop whenever you're in the area... you'll be glad you did! Order online
Sugarbush Farm, 591 Sugarbush Farm Road, Woodstock, VT 05091 Ph: 800-281-1757 or 1-802-281-1757.
Sugarbush farm is located on a 550 acre hilltop outside of Woodstock Village. Visitors watch cheese production, year round maple tours, sample Sugarbush Farm cheeses and other Vermont products, including; Maple Products and Honey. You can walk the nature trail, see farm animals, and best of all free admission. The farm is located 3 miles off US Route 4 on Hillside Road, across from the Taftsville Bridge, 3 miles east of Woodstock. The Farm Store is open daily from 9:00am to 5:00pm.
A Vermont Maple Weekend
Visiting an operating maple sugar shack is an unforgettable experience. The aroma of boiling sap and the taste of fresh maple syrup are guaranteed to bring a smile. Try old fashioned sugar on snow, or warm maple syrup over ice cream. A Vermont sugar-season tradition is a “sweet and sour” – maple syrup followed by a bite of pickle. Another is cider donuts served with maple syrup. Wow!
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