Maple open houses on tap throughout county

The sap is running and the Vermont Maple Sugar Makers Association is hosting Spring Maple Open House Weekends on March 25 and 26 and again on April 1 and 2. 

Ways of Seeing: Sugaring a sweet learning option

Sugaring is a Vermont tradition. Now it’s part of a tradition at Bristol Elementary School as well.

Maple sap is flowing; sugarmaking starts early

Despite a famous groundhog’s prediction earlier this month that the country was destined for six more weeks of winter weather, Vermont has experienced abnormally warm temperatures this February. 

Vermont celebrates maple with fall campaign

Running through Oct. 15, this statewide campaign offers visitors and Vermonters alike the chance to discover favorite Vermont maple snacks, treats and local products, as well as discover new ways to enjoy Vermont’s sweetest treat.

Michael Christian wins sugarmaker award

For many years, Mike Christian has played an important role in promoting Vermont maple to the greater New England region through the VMSMA booth at the Eastern States Exposition (“The Big E”) in West Springfield, Mass.

Sugarmakers celebrate the art of boiling sap

After taking two years off because of the pandemic, the Vermont Maple Sugar Makers’ Association has brought back its popular maple open house weekend events.

Maple webinars available through UVM

BURLINGTON — A free webinar series offered through University of Vermont (UVM) Extension covers a broad array of topics of interest to maple producers, from maple production and forestry practices to business management.Eight online sessions will be held … (read more)

Ways of seeing: Sugaring becomes a family affair

With a bit of optimism on a late winter day, you put on your boots and outdoor gear, thrust a couple of tools in your pockets, grab a stack of buckets and lids, and head into the woods. It’s about to be sugaring season. We began sugaring shortly after mov … (read more)

Sugaring gets off to a late start this year

ADDISON COUNTY — It’s been cold in Addison County over the past several months. It’s almost as if we had a proper Vermont winter. It was so cold, in fact, that sugaring got off to a late start this year. Many maple sugarmakers had become accustomed over t … (read more)

Where in the world is Henry Sheldon?

The Sheldon Museum invites you to take a sweet mystery tour on Saturday, March 20, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and find museum founder Henry Sheldon at five Addison County sugarhouses. At each sugarhouse, look for a full-size image of Henry and take a picture wi … (read more)

Sugarmakers see a good maple sap run

ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont has had a pretty decent maple season this year, all things considered, but it hasn’t been without its quirks and stresses. One issue a lot of local sugarmakers saw this spring had absolutely nothing to do with the unfolding public … (read more)

Sugarmakers are adapting to a warmer climate

MIDDLEBURY — This past Saturday, over 100 sugarmakers gathered at Middlebury Union High School to hear presentations about the state of the maple industry, talk shop and enjoy some delicious maple doughnuts at the annual Addison County Maple Sugarmakers A … (read more)

Maple in every form is a family specialty at Field Days Sugarhouse

The sweet smell of maple syrup wafting across the fairground draws people from all over to the Addison County Maple Sugarmakers’ sugarhouse, where Andrew Rainville is tempting customers with maple cotton candy, cookies, milk, doughnuts, bread, creemees, s … (read more)