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maple syrup http://www.addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/452/all en 'Fancy' that: Proposed changes in maple grading system meet some resistance http://www.addisonindependent.com/201210fancy-proposed-changes-maple-grading-system-meets-some-resistance <p> VERMONT &mdash; Proposed changes to Vermont&rsquo;s maple syrup grading system are stirring up controversy in the sugaring community.</p> <p> The changes, which would implement a new set of international grading standards that are consistent across state and national boundaries, are supported by those who feel it will make Vermont syrup more competitive on a bigger world stage. But others say Vermont&rsquo;s already got the upper hand, and a change in labeling would not help the Vermont brand.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/13610">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201210fancy-proposed-changes-maple-grading-system-meets-some-resistance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont Featured food & ag maple syrup Thu, 11 Oct 2012 18:12:03 +0000 13610 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Sugarmakers tap in early http://www.addisonindependent.com/201202sugarmakers-tap-early <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-10887" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201202sugarmakers-tap-early"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/Sugaring.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Sugaring.jpg" title="Sugaring.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> SUGARMAKER DAVE FOLINO checks lines and taps in his Starksboro sugarbush last week. Folino and his two-man crew will have completed installing about 14,000 taps by the end of the week. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; In his 34 years of maple sugaring, Starksboro&rsquo;s Dave Folino has encountered few winters like this one. With some local spotters noting temperatures soaring eight degrees above average last month and more than six degrees above average in December, the sap has been flowing steadily.</p> <p> &ldquo;It&rsquo;s not really a winter,&rdquo; said Folino. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s pretty much a perpetual sugar season.&rdquo;</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/10888">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201202sugarmakers-tap-early" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County environment Featured maple syrup weather Mon, 20 Feb 2012 16:08:34 +0000 Andrew Stein 10888 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Maple season: a sweet success http://www.addisonindependent.com/201106maple-season-sweet-success <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andrew Stein </div> </div> </div> <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; While Vermont&rsquo;s heavy snows and chilly spring temperatures drove many local residents into a frenzy, maple sugarmakers across the state celebrated their sweetest year in almost a century.</p> <p class="Bodycopy"> Vermont took the maple cake once again, leading the nation in syrup production with a whopping 1.14 million gallons in 2011, which accounts for about 40 percent of the nation&rsquo;s 2.79 million gallons, according to figures released this month by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/8291">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201106maple-season-sweet-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County maple syrup Mon, 20 Jun 2011 16:00:27 +0000 Ian Trombulak 8291 at http://www.addisonindependent.com A traditionalist boils his last sap run of the season http://www.addisonindependent.com/201104traditionalist-boils-his-last-sap-run-season <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-7640" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201104traditionalist-boils-his-last-sap-run-season"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/Maple2.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Maple2.jpg" title="Maple2.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> NEW HAVEN SUGARMAKER George Crane boils in the “frog run,” the term sugarmakers like him use to refer to the syrup season’s final hoorah. The song of spring peepers this week marks his final boil of the season. Independent photo/Andrew Stein </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andrew Stein </div> </div> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> NEW HAVEN &mdash; The chorus of spring peepers&rsquo; early season song marks the end of maple sugaring season. For many sugarmakers across the lower elevations of Addison County&rsquo;s Champlain Valley, last weekend likely marked this sugar season&rsquo;s final sap run.</p> <p> &ldquo;I&rsquo;m boiling in the frog run,&rdquo; bellowed George Crane over the roar of his wood-fire evaporator.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/7613">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201104traditionalist-boils-his-last-sap-run-season" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Haven agriculture maple syrup Thu, 14 Apr 2011 18:00:27 +0000 Andrew Stein 7613 at http://www.addisonindependent.com