Sugarmakers open doors to public on open house weekend

THE WEEKEND OF March 23 and 24 is Vermont Maple Open House weekend. A number of Addison County sugarmakers are participating in the festivities. Take a ride and sample Vermont’s annual liquid gold. See listings here and read a story on Page 13A. Photo courtesy of The Gateway Farm

Editor’s note: Some sugarhouses may be changing open house hours because of the forecast snow. Call before traveling long distances.

With sugaring season in full swing, Vermont Maple Sugarmakers throughout the state are hosting a Spring Maple Open House Weekend on Saturday and Sunday. Join them in a celebration of the current season’s crop of liquid gold.

On March 23 and 24, more than 90 sugarhouses and maple partners will open their doors for pancake breakfasts, sugar-on-snow, tours, syrup samples, and much more. Close to a dozen of those open houses are in Addison County.

A full map and list of participating sugar makers and partners are available on the Vermont Maple webpage, Travel to a corner of Vermont you haven’t been to before and join in the sweet celebration.

Head out for sweet adventures in March, and stock up on your favorite sweet treat. See how maple producers make their time-honored products with family and friends. Learn all you want to know, from tree to bottle..

Many of the sugarhouses are open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days; but visit the Vermont Maple webpage, which has links to each sugarhouse where you’ll find hours and direction.

The sugarmakers in or near Addison County participating are: 

Bread Loaf View Farm, 486 Cider Mill Road, Cornwall. 802-373-7000.

Champlain Orchards/Douglas Orchards, 1050 Route 74, Shoreham. 802-897-2777.

Foxglove Farm, 777 Delorm Road, Leicester. 802-247-4379.

Purinton Maple, 190 Pond Road, Huntington. 802-434-4385.

Red Rock Valley Maple Farm, 160 Sugarhouse Lane, Starksboro. 802-434-2858.

Republic Of Vermont, 234 Cape Lookoff Road, Goshen.

Sunset Sugar Shack, 18 Shoreham Depot Road, Orwell. 802-236-4085.

Taft’s Milk & Maple Farm, 683 Camels Hump Road, Huntington. 802-434-2727.

The Gateway Farm, 506 North Route 116, Bristol.

The Vermont Flannel Co., 5467 Route 7, Ferrisburgh.

Vermont Trade Winds Farm, 884 Route 74 East, Shoreham. 802-897-2448.

Village Mapleworks, 505 Main St. Orwell.

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