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New Grades - Continuing Education

In January 2016, all of the maple producing regions including Canada and the US are now required to use the new grading system. It's taken a few months for us as well to acquaint ourselves with the new terms for each grade. We now use the terms, Golden, Amber, Dark Robust, and Very Dark to describe the different grades of pure maple syrup. The poster above created by the NH Maple Producers Association shows how the old and new descriptive grade terms compare. We have some flyers to help you become familiar with the new grades. Hope to see you soon. We do not have any Very Dark Syrup on hand, but we do have all other grades.

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Tapping Continues...

Today the woods crew worked a little harder drilling taps. The 6 inches of snow that arrived Friday, Feb. 5 made the walking from tree to tree more of a work out, but still agreeable. It was sunny today and pleasant to be outside. The warm temperatures during the first week of February triggered a sap flow.  Syrup was made Thursday night, Feb. 4th. In the sheep barn, two sets of twins were born tonight. These twins were bright and eager to get up and going. A shepherd's delight.

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Pure Maple - Outstanding Flavor and Versatile

         We offer many types of Maple products. Our Maple Sampler (photo at left) includes a quart of syrup, a box of maple sugar candy, and one pound of maple cream. The middle photo above shows a new glass bottle we are offering. It's called the NH Gallone (100ml).  Maple Syrup is such a versatile product. You can produce different pure maple products just by bringing the finished syrup to different temperatures and using some different finishing techniques. For example: Maple cream (photo at right) involves, heating syrup, then cooling it, then stirring the cooled syrup until it turns into the popular maple spread. Recently, we purchased a new machine to help with our maple cream production. The upgraded...

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Summer Maple Meetings

During the summer months, we enjoy the chance to take part in regional and state maple meetings. The NH Maple Producers Association Summer Meeting is a good chance to get together with other producers from around the state and hear updates on the maple industry. Typically the members also discuss the upcoming fair season and how to staff the sugarhouses at Deerfield Fair, Hopkinton Fair, and the Eastern States Expo in Springfield Mass. Larry and Jeff are always interested to work at the fairs to meet people and answer questions about maple syrup. They have been participating in these events for several years now. In Northern Vermont, there is a Maplerama event for producers. Even though it's off-season, the sugarmakers...

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2013 Sugaring Season Underway

After a strong New England winter sugaring season has arrived in full force at Windswept Maples Farm. The past several weeks have given us ideal weather, and as of this posting we've produced about a third of the maple syrup crop we hope this year will bring. Over the winter months we worked hard to additional taps and equipment to our operation and we are seeing the benefits now. This year we continue to be open to the public on weekends between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Stop by and learn about what it takes to make some of the best tasting maple syrup in New Hampshire. Our sales area is fully stocked with a variety of maple products and...

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