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1000 – 1500 A.D.
Algonquin tribes known to be making maple products in the Northeast
Europeans begin maple production in North America.
The first evaporator patented.
Tin flues added to the bottom of evaporator pan thereby speeding up the boiling process.
Innovations like plastic tubing, vacuum pumps, and reverse osmosis revolutionize the industry.
We settled in Franklin County, VT purchasing the open lands of an old draft horse/sugar farm. The dominant sugarbush section remained separate.
The opportunity to buy the sugarbush and reconnect the farm presented itself and we took it.
The sugarhouse was built and we started sugaring – mainly a sap selling operation.
Solar panels were installed to lessen our carbon footprint and produce 100% of the electricity needed to run the sugarhouse.
We began boiling and selling maple syrup.
Our first year of organic certification!