maple syrup grades

Maple Syrup Grades

Maple syrup grades are based on color and flavor. The sugar content is always the same in the finished product; however, changes in the sugars duri...
maple syrup grades

Maple Syrup Grades

Maple syrup grades are based on color and flavor. The sugar content is always the same in the finished product; however, changes in the sugars duri...
Glass bottles are the best containers for pure Vermont maple syrup

Why Use Glass Bottles?

Maple syrup used to be sold in metal cans. These days, most maple syrup is sold in plastic jugs. Some producers use glass bottles. Which one is the best? We think glass is the clear winner.
reverse osmosis takes the water out of maple sap to turn it into the delicious maple syrup we all want to eat

Reverse Osmosis and the Maple Syrup Industry

Curious George learned the lesson the hard way: when the maple sap comes out of the tree, it tastes pretty much like water. It takes 40 or more gal...
traditional maple syrup drawing off in sugarhouse

Liquid Gold?! How much do maple farmers really get paid?

There are three types of markets for maple syrup: BULK, WHOLESALE and RETAIL. Each market has its pros and cons in the dance between resource input and profit output; however, market consolidation is pushing out the small farms.  

firewood makes the best fuel for making maple syrup

What is "Wood-Fired" Maple Syrup?

Did you know that most maple syrup is made with evaporators that burn fossil fuels? Not our syrup! All syrup sold through Maple Farmers is wood-fired.
Meet Maple

Meet Maple

We're excited to start sharing. Learn about small maple farmers and how they make real maple syrup. Get some delicious maple recipes to try. Read some entertaining stories of life on a maple farm. Look for posts coming soon!

We just had to start with a picture of our new puppy - Maple. She's pretty sweet.