Maple Sugaring started on the farm in 1835. At first maple trees were tapped with wooden spouts which the sap from the maple tree dripped into wooden buckets. The sap was collected in wooden sap tanks pulled by a team of horses. The sap was then hauled to the sugar camp in the woods where it was boiled in black iron kettles and flat pans on a stone arch.
In 1960 the farm built a new sugar house road side so electricity could be used to filter the syrup. We still produce our maple syrup in the old sugar house on the corner.
In 2016 we built a new sugar house installing a new reverse osmosis machine to process the sap which is then boiled down in our new energy efficient 3 foot by 12 foot evaporator and filtered with our new filter press. Our syrup is heated and canned in our new processing room. We produce maple candy, maple cream, and jams and jellies.
The Maple Sugaring Season starts in mid-February when there is freezing nights and thawing days which makes the sap flow. We welcome you and your family to our Sugar House to watch the sap being boiled into maple syrup. Your family can enjoy Pancakes and French Toast served with our pure maple syrup, Ham, Sausage, Bacon and eggs on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm mid- February to mid-April. Maple Syrup is available in containers from half-pint to gallon. Maple Sugar Candy, Maple Cream, and Granulated Maple Sugar are made in our commercial kitchen and are all packed with care.
We have a variety of our own homemade jams, jellies and fruit butters made from local fruits.
Maple Syrup, Maple Candy, Maple Products, Jams, Jellies, and Fruit Butters are available year round and make excellent gifts. Maple syrup and maple products, jams, jellies, Fruit Butters, and other products are available at the farm during the year. Please call ahead before coming. Call 413-357-8829.
We offer pancakes on weekends from mid February to mid April each year.
Our menu is pancakes, french toast, bacon, sausage, ham, hash, and eggs. We also have gluten free pancakes & dairy free pancakes.
Available for purchase -- Maple Syrup, maple candy, maple granulated sugar, maple blocks, maple cotton candy, Jam, Jelly, Fruit Butters, and specialty foods
Our maple syrup is also available at the following places:
Notch Travel Center
Granville: The Scoop
Nestrovich Fruit Farm
Blandford: The Blandford Store
Chicopee: McKinstry Market Garden
Otis: Papa's Healthy Food and Fuel
Farmer's Market at Papa's Healthy Food & Fuel
Saturdays 9am-1pm May-Oct
Sandisfield: When Pigs Fly Farm