Our History2017-08-25T15:15:17+00:00

Sugarbush History

The Begining

1000

1000 – 1500 A.D.

Algonquin tribes known to be making maple products in the Northeast
1680

1680

Europeans begin maple production in North America.
1858

1858

The first evaporator patented.
1900

1900

Tin flues added to the bottom of evaporator pan thereby speeding up the boiling process.
1970

1970

Innovations like plastic tubing, vacuum pumps, and reverse osmosis revolutionize the industry.
1971

1971

We settled in Franklin County, VT purchasing the open lands of an old draft horse/sugar farm. The dominant sugarbush section remained separate.
2000

2000

The opportunity to buy the sugarbush and reconnect the farm presented itself and we took it.
2006

2006

The sugarhouse was built and we started sugaring – mainly a sap selling operation.
2011

2011

Solar panels were installed to lessen our carbon footprint and produce 100% of the electricity needed to run the sugarhouse.
2013

2013

We began boiling and selling maple syrup.
2016

2016

Our first year of organic certification!