Vermont Maple Syrup Grades
Definitions for the different grades of Vermont Maple Syrup
Maple syrup grades vary depending on the tree and the time of season you are tapping. The tap made early in the season generally produces a Grade A Fancy Syrup – the lightest shade and most delicate flavored Vermont Maple Syrup. Sap gathered later in the season tends to produce a heartier Grade B Maple Syrup. Find more information below about the four grades of maple syrup as distinguished by the Vermont Department of Agriculture, Food, & Markets. To share your Vermont business with us, please contact us. Learn more about advertising in VTLiving.
Vermont Fancy, U.S. Grade A Light Amber Maple Syrup:
This light amber colored syrup has a delicate maple bouquet and a delightfully mild maple flavor. Popular served over vanilla ice cream, in tea, or in any manner that complements its subtle maple flavor. Many enjoy a slightly-cooled heaping spoonful fresh from the pot!
The strongest and darkest table grade syrup that is preferred by many for its pronounced maple flavor. The most common grade used in cooking and to add flavor to processed foods.This medium amber colored syrup with a pronounced maple bouquet and a characteristic maple flavor is most often used on pancakes, waffles, and as an all-around table syrup. Medium Amber is also delicious by the slightly-cooled spoonful.
The strongest and darkest table grade syrup that is preferred by many for its pronounced maple flavor. The most common grade used in cooking and to add flavor to processed foods.A dark amber color with a robust maple bouquet and hearty maple flavor. Most often used to accompany breakfast entrees and as an all-around table syrup.
The strongest and darkest table grade syrup that is preferred by many for its pronounced maple flavor. The most common grade used in cooking and to add flavor to processed foods. The strongest and darkest table grade syrup that is preferred by many for its pronounced maple flavor. The most common grade used in cooking and to add flavor to processed foods.
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.
The Vermont Department of Agriculture administers stringent quality requirements on the making and selling of Vermont maple products. Every product sold is required by Vermont State Law to carry a label showing the grade of the syrup and the name of the producer.
Visit Vermont during its maple sugaring season, usually late February in the south to mid-April in the north, depending on the weather, to view firsthand the centuries-old process of boiling maple sap to produce the sweet, golden brew known around the world as Vermont Maple Syrup. A one-of-a-kind experience to be cherished always!
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