Sugarmaking

 

A new sugarhouse was added in the fall of 2015 to accommodate our growing maple syrup business. It features an early 1900s wood cook stove for warmth and pancake making, a retail space for purchasing maple products, and a small maple syrup history exhibit including photographs, maple syrup containers, vintage equipment, etc. from the 1800s through mid 1900s. We continue traditional methods of sugarmaking by collecting sap in 200 old fashioned buckets, utilizing a wood fired evaporator in a traditional New England-style sugarhouse. At the same time we strive to be as energy efficient as possible by having 200 taps on vacuum tubing, using a high efficiency evaporator, along with a reverse osmosis machine to concentrate sap to reduce wood consumption. Guests are welcome to participate in the process of making syrup including collecting and boiling sap, and drawing the finished product off the evaporator.