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A Record Start to Syruping!

by Don 2/21/2016 2:00:00 PM

The early tapping of our trees on February 2nd and 3rd proved fortuitous as a warm air mass jump started the sap flow on February 19th! We have been keeping records at Somerskogen since 1994, the year we acquired our sugarbush and the previous early start was February 24, 2002. By comparison, the latest start was March 22, 2005. Quite a variation!

Our preparations for the first boil are nearly complete.  The vacuum system is operational and able to deliver 22" of negative pressure throughout the sugarbush. Careful attention to leaks at individual taps or connections will optimize the achieved vacuum. A well-designed vacuum system can increase sap production by 50-100% over gravity flow.

The weather models look somewhat favorable over the next few days for continued sap flow before a cold front arrives next weekend.

Check our website often to keep up to date on the activity in the sugarbush.

Syrup for Sale!

by Don 4/20/2015 2:48:00 AM

Our delicious maple syrup is now available for purchase in all sizes except the little 3 oz. bottles. Since we only received 60% of last year's crop, please make sure you order everything you want. We anticipate being sold out earlier than usual.

You may pickup your maple syrup or we'll be happy to ship wherever desired. Shipping charges are automatically calculated and included by PayPal. If you decide to pickup at the sugarbush, we will refund the shipping charges. Online ordering is credit card only. Payment at the sugarbush is cash, check or credit card.

 

 

 

Bottling soon!

by Don 4/11/2015 12:00:00 PM

 We have finished almost all of the post-syruping cleanup and anticipate bottling a variety of sizes the weekend of April 17th. Thank you for your patience! We will open the website for ordering after we bottle.

If you desire a certain size/amount, please feel free to call or email your order. We'll be happy to save you shipping costs if you prefer to pickup your order.