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Great Expectations....unmet

by Don 3/14/2015 4:57:00 AM

This week began with anticipated forecasts of daily temperatures hitting 50-60 F. The nights  were projected to get below freezing, however 40's became the norm !

This resulted in sap flow that was marginal at the beginning of the week, and came to a screeching halt by Friday evening, inspite of applying 24" of vacuum.We have only been able to collect and process 1000 gallons of sap from our 900+ taps.

HOWEVER, there is a glimmer of hope today. I awoke to 30 deg. in the sugarbush and anticipate some flow to return. The collection tank deep in our woods has been drained of the 2 day old sap because its exposure to 60 deg.for greater than a day will degrade the quality of the sap due to bacterial contamination. This results in a syrup quality that doesn't meet our high expectations. All the stainless steel tanks have been power washed and equipment is fully operational. And so.....we wait.

Stock Up!

by Don 9/1/2014 3:45:00 AM

Our new bottling unit has been put to good use and we have replenished our supply of maple syrup and maple cream. Stock up for fall  - gifts, baking (a drizzle of maple syrup on apple crisp), topping off your oatmeal on a cool morning , drizzling roasted vegetables with syrup.. .  . .

Enjoy our maple syrup! We'd be pleased if you spread the word about our syrup and maple cream.

 

New Bottling Unit and more syrup

by Don 7/30/2014 12:16:00 PM

Greetings from the sugarbush mid-summer! We have purchased a state of the art bottling unit and we will refreshing our supply of maple syrup at the end of August.  We have had several people inquire about maple cream and we'll be processing the light amber syrup into maple cream end of August or early September.

If you want to preorder a certain quantity or size of syrup, please feel free to send us an email  - dsomers@citlink.net or check back on our website late August.

 

Enjoy the remaining part of summer!