What comes to mind when you think of March and April in Vermont? Besides the soft spring skiing and longer days.....we think of maple syrup! With warmer days and cold nights, the sap starts to flow and one of the most special seasons in the Green Mountains begins....sugaring season!
At DigInVT, we love to share the stories of Vermont's food and farm community. We reached out to the Vermont Maple Sugar Maker's Association to learn about a few very special sugar makers, click the links below to learn more:
- Mary Jane and Mario Fradette - Fradette's Maple Syrup, East Hardwick (2022)
- Don Deflorio - Macintosh Hill Maple Works, Randolph (2021)
- James and John Buck - Buck Family Maple Farm, Washington (2020)
With Maple Open House Weekend coming up this month (for two weekends this year!), be sure to make a list of sugarhouses to visit. Stop by, say hello, check out the sugarhouse, and have a taste or two of Vermont's liquid gold. This is your chance to learn about the tree to plate journey of our favorite sweet ingredient - pure maple syrup!