At Maple Wind Farm, we are blessed with 85 acres of open pasture and over 45 acres of woodland that we have been managing for current use, as well as a hillside sugarbush. Currently we have over 400 taps with plans for expansion. In 2011, we installed a vacuum system instead of increasing the number of taps which made a big difference in yields for an operation of our size.
Producing Syrup since 2005
We have been producing maple syrup since 2005 in a sugar shack built with lumber from our forest. Our north facing slopes allow us to get a bit later start in the spring to begin boiling for the season.
Available at Farmers’ Markets & at the Farm
Because of our size, we currently sell primarily through farmers’ markets, with plans for expansion. Our syrup, along with frozen meats, are available at the farm by appointment.
A Vermont Tradition
Making maple syrup is an amazing part of the rural heritage in Vermont that we want to pass on to our children. It’s a complex set of rituals getting sap from a tree all the way to the sweet goodness of syrup. Done at a time of the year when the snow is receding and the sun is shining, there is nothing better than a good long boil with gallons of syrup at the end of it to show for your hard work!