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Who has the best New England Maple Syrup?

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I read an an archived article from Yankee magazine about their top New England maple syrup choices. In the comment section someone mentioned Edwards Family Sugarhouse in Jeffersonville, VT. A lengthy post about how this place was found from a roadside stand, how they bought some products and how good they were. Basically said it was so good it should be a national treasure. I have an annual family ski trip starting today, at a rented chalet in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. We usually have pancakes most mornings so I figured I'd bring along something better than store bought syrup. I had to Google it, call the guy, get a price and send a check. Got a big bottle and a small one so I could try it first. OMG...there are no words!! One of the most delicious things I've ever tasted! Store bought, even 100% maple, not like this. It's like the difference between getting oranges at your grocery store and getting them in Florida at the grove. Definitely going to order more of their product this spring! I've been watching videos on Vermont maple production, fascinating all the work it takes! Beautiful countryside, I bet the smell in a sugarhouse with all that steam is heavenly. Anyway, the guy's number is 802-343-3433. If anyone has a favorite place, please let me know. I'd love to order from a few different places to compare

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I don't know where in the UP you are, but you might be able to locate some organic syrup from Danielson's Sugarbush


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Have you tried Costco's maple syrup?  I'd be interested to know how it compares.  I've had various VT syrups and none of them stood out to me as obviously better than what Costco sells.  I am sure there are better syrups out there, but either I haven't encountered them or I am incapable of properly appreciating them.

 

I've spent several vacations in different parts of VT and you can't turn around without bumping into someone selling "special" VT maple syrup.  Almost every shop, gas station and restaurant seems to sell it, along with countless roadside stands.  Most of it appears to have essentially the same packaging and the prices vary widely.  I would be surprised if some of them aren't very good/special, but aside from the grading claims, it is difficult for me to tell which ones they might be.

 

I really want to try Blis Bourbon Maple Syrup but I can't bring myself to pay $20-$25 for less than a pint of it (375 ml).  It might spoil me such that I won't be able to enjoy Costco syrup.

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I got some from Fuller's Sugarhouse in NH and Morse Maple Sugarworks in VT. Got the dark with robust taste from Edward's and Fullers, and amber with rich taste and the very dark with strong taste from Morse. Fullers was very good too. The Morse amber syrup was very good but the stronger is better. Haven't tried the very dark yet but I bet ill like it. The Edwards syrup is just heavenly, I can never get syrup off a store shelf again. Not like I use gallons of it but usually have some on hand. 

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The Maple Guild in Island Pond, VT is one of the best on my opinion.  A former CIA instructor started it and is now the biggest producer of Maple Syrup outside of Quebec.  They also do infused syrups as well such as vanilla, bourbon, etc.  

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I am currently working on a list of all maple syrup producers in Vermont if anyone is interested.  I will post it here regardless once I finish it in a few days.


Edited by VTChef need to work on it an nother day (log)
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So I put together the list of Vermont maple syrup producers.  I'm not sure if I got all of the producers in the state but I found quite a few.  I organized the list alphabetically and listed the town in which they are located.  I'm sure a quick Google search will give you their websites and/or contact information if you want more information about any of their maple products.  The producers in bold are ones I have personally tried and all of them are quite good.  The best ones I also put a "*" next to.

 

  • ·       Adam Gagne – Swanton, VT

  • ·       Aither's Ridge Top Farm – Hyde Park, VT

  • ·       Allen Family Maple – Charlotte, VT

  • ·       Andersonville Maple – West Glover, VT

  • ·       Apple Hill Sugarworks – Barre, VT

  • ·       April's Maple LLC – Canaan, VT

  • ·       Back Ledge Maple/Darlene's Delectable Delights – Johnson, VT

  • ·       Backwoods Alchemy – Enosburg, VT

  • ·       Baird Farm – North Chittenden, VT

  • ·       Ball Brook Sugar House – Pownell, VT

  • ·       Barred Woods LLC – Montgomery Center, VT

  • ·       Bear Cobble Sugarworks – Bristol, VT

  • ·       Beaulieu Family Maple – Sheldon, VT

  • ·       Bennett Farm Maple – West Charleston, VT

  • ·       Berard's Sugarhouse – Readsboro, VT

  • ·       Bill's Lake Shore Maples – Newport, VT

  • ·       Bobcat Hill Maple Products – Hinesburg, VT

  • ·       Bourdon Maple Farm – Woodstock, VT

  • ·       Boyden Valley Winery & Spirits – Cambridge, VT

  • ·       Bragg Farm Sugarhouse & Gift Shop – East Montpelier, VT

  • ·       Branon Family Maple Orchards – Fairfield, VT

  • ·       Branon's Barrywilde Maples, LLC – Fairfield, VT

  • ·       Branon's West View Maples – Fairfield, VT

  • ·       Bread Loaf View Farm – Cornwall, VT

  • ·       Browns River Maple LLC – Essex Junction, VT

  • ·       Buck Family Maple Farm – Waterbury Center, VT

  • ·       Buck Mountain Maple, Bee & Tree Farm – New Haven, VT

  • ·       Burgess Sugarhouse – Underhill, VT

  • ·       Bushee Family Maple Farm – Danby, VT

  • ·       Charron's Family Maple – West Rutland, VT

  • ·       Chauvin's Sugarhouse – Hyde Park, VT

  • ·       Choice Maple – White River Junction, VT

  • ·       Cold Corners Mapleworks – Fairfield, VT

  • ·       Collins Sugar Bush – Newport Center, VT

  • ·       Cook's Sugarhouse – Hyde Park, VT

  • ·       Corey's Maple Orchard – Enosburg Falls, VT

  • ·       Corse Maple Farm – Whitingham, VT

  • ·       Couture's Maple Shop/B&B – Westfield, VT

  • ·       Covered Bridge Maple Sugaring – Newport Center, VT

  • ·       Cross Road Sugar Co. – Ira, VT

  • ·       Crossroad Maple – East Fairfield, VT

  • ·       Deep Mountain Maple – West Glover, VT

  • ·       Deer Ridge Maple – Derby, VT

  • ·       Donald Richards – Milton, VT

  • ·       Dutton Berry Farm – Brookline, VT

  • ·       Dwight Miller Orchards – East Dummerston, VT

  • ·       E. W. B. Sugaring – Williston, VT

  • ·       Eastman Long and Sons - Waitsfield, VT

  • ·       Eb Kinney Jr – Brownsville, VT

  • ·       Echo Hill Farm – Craftsbury, VT

  • ·       Eden Mountain Maple LLC – East Eden, VT

  • ·       Evans Maple Farm – East Dummerston, VT

  • ·       Everett Springs Farm – Kirby, VT

  • ·       Farnham Farm Maple Sugaring LLC – Plainfield, VT

  • ·       Ferne Hollow Farm – Florence, VT

  • ·       Floodwoods Maple LLC – Waitsfield, VT

  • ·       Foster Swamp Maple Grove – Newport, VT

  • ·       Fradettes Maple Syrup – East Hardwick, VT

  • ·       Fredette Maple Grove – Wilmington, VT

  • ·       Frog Hollow Farm – Barton, VT

  • ·       Gadapee Family Sugarhouse LLC – Danville, VT

  • ·       Gagne Maple LLC – Swanton, VT

  • ·       Gebbie's Maplehurst Farm – Greensboro, VT

  • ·       Genier SugarHouse – Fair Haven, VT

  • ·       Georgia Mountain Maples of Vermont – Milton , VT *

  • ·       Gervais Family Maple – East Fairfield, VT

  • ·       Glastenview Maple Farm – Shaftsbury, VT

  • ·       Goings Family Sugar House – Ludlow, VT

  • ·       Goodrich's Maple Farm – Cabot, VT

  • ·       Graham Farms Maple – Williamstown, VT

  • ·       Green Mountain Sugarhouse – Ludlow, VT

  • ·       Greene's Ox Pasture Maples – East Berkshire, VT

  • ·       Green's Sugarhouse – Poultney, VT

  • ·       Happy Hill Maple Farms LLC – Lyndonville, VT

  • ·       Harlow's Sugarhouse – Putney, VT

  • ·       Hidden Springs Maple – Putney, VT

  • ·       High Pond Syrup – Brandon, VT

  • ·       High Ridge Meadows Farm LLC – East Randolph, VT

  • ·       Hillis' Sugarbush Farm & Vineyard – Colchester, VT

  • ·       Hillsboro Sugarworks – Bristol, VT

  • ·       Hi-Vue Maples – Richford, VT

  • ·       Hollow Road Maple – South Londonderry, VT

  • ·       Hot Pan Sugarworks – Middlebury, VT

  • ·       Howrigan Family Farms – Fairfield, VT

  • ·       Howrigan's Maple Orchard, LLC – Fairfield, VT

  • ·       Isham Family Farm LLC – Williston, VT

  • ·       J. Allen Maple – Tinmouth, VT

  • ·       Jacob Brook Farm – Morrisville, VT

  • ·       Jake's Family Maple – East Burke, VT

  • ·       James Curtin – Washington, VT

  • ·       Jed's Maple Products – Derby, VT

  • ·       Jericho Center Stables & Sugarworks – Jericho, VT

  • ·       Judith Stearns – Bridgewater, VT

  • ·       Kents' Corner Sugarhouse – Calais, VT

  • ·       Kevin C Spencer – North Clarendon, VT

  • ·       Kevin Ruane Maple Farm – Tinmouth, VT

  • ·       Kneeland Family Maple – Lowell, VT

  • ·       LaRock Maple – Starksboro, VT

  • ·       Leahy's Maple Farm – St. Albans, VT

  • ·       Ledge Haven Farm – Orwell, VT

  • ·       Ledge View Maple LLC – Fletcher, VT

  • ·       Lehouillier Maple Orchard – Hyde Park, VT

  • ·       Lightfoot Farm and Forest – Northfield Falls, VT

  • ·       Limlaw Family Maple Farm – West Topsham, VT

  • ·       Linda & Chris Lawson – Barton, VT

  • ·       Lindgren's Sugar Shack – Johnson, VT

  • ·       Little Hogback Farm – Bristol, VT

  • ·       M & S Maples – Fletcher, VT

  • ·       M&M VT Maple LLC – Sheldon Springs, VT

  • ·       Mahar Maple Farm – Middletown Springs, VT

  • ·       Maple Meadow Farm – Salisbury, VT

  • ·       Maple View Sugarworks – Westfield, VT

  • ·       Matt’s Sugar Shack LLC – Richford, VT

  • ·       McBride Family Maples – Westford, VT

  • ·       McDonald Farm Maple – Danville, VT

  • ·       Meadowbrook Maple – Milton, VT

  • ·       Merck Forest & Farmland Center – Rupert, VT

  • ·       Michael Smith – Randolph Center, VT

  • ·       Mike & Terry Couture – Westfield, VT

  • ·       Moose Mountain Maple – Underhill, VT

  • ·       Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks – Montpelier, VT

  • ·       Morse Hillside Farm – Westford, VT

  • ·       Mount Mansfield Maple Products – Winooksi, VT

  • ·       Mount Pleasant Sugarworks – Leicester, VT

  • ·       Nebraska Knoll Sugar Farm – Stowe, VT

  • ·       Newhall Farm – Reading, VT

  • ·       Norris Sugarworks – Starksboro, VT

  • ·       North Face Maples LLC – Montgomery, VT

  • ·       North Jay Maple – North Troy, VT

  • ·       Northloop Maple Farm – West Halifax, VT

  • ·       Olde Carriage Sugarwoods – Charlotte, VT

  • ·       Open View Farm – New Haven, VT

  • ·       Palmer Lane Maple – Jericho, VT

  • ·       Palmers Sugar House – Shelburne, VT

  • ·       Papa John's Sugar Shack LLC – Mount Holly, VT

  • ·       Patenaude's Sweet Meadow Maple Products – Derby, VT

  • ·       Perry Family Maple Works – Westminster, VT

  • ·       Perry's Maple Preserve Inc. – Ira, VT

  • ·       Pine Ridge Sugarworks – South Duxbury, VT

  • ·       Plummer's Sugar House – Grafton, VT

  • ·       Poor Farm Sugar Works – Colchester, VT

  • ·       Potter Family Maple – Bakersfield, VT

  • ·       Purinton Maple – Huntington, VT

  • ·       PVF Maple LLC – Shrewsbury, VT

  • ·       Red Rock Valley Maple Farm – Starksboro, VT

  • ·       Rheaume Family Maple Sugarworks – Middlebury, VT

  • ·       Richardson Farm Maple – Taftsville, VT

  • ·       River Run Maple – Granville, VT

  • ·       Robb Family Farm, LLC – Brattleboro, VT

  • ·       Robbins Mountain Enterprise – Waterbury, VT

  • ·       Robert Farnsworth Inc – Springfield, VT

  • ·       Rock Maple Mountain – Enosburg Falls, VT

  • ·       Roy's Maples – Derby, VT

  • ·       Runamok Maple – Fairfax, VT

  • ·       Severy Family Maple, LLC – Shrewsberry, VT

  • ·       Shelburne Sugarworks – Hinesburg, VT

  • ·       Sherman Hollow Farm – Hinesburg, VT

  • ·       Silloway Maple – Randolph Center, VT

  • ·       Simply Maple – Washington, VT

  • ·       Slab Hollow Sugar Makers – Dummerston, VT

  • ·       Smith Family Maple – Cambridgeport, VT

  • ·       Smith Maple Crest Farm LLC – Shrewsbury, VT

  • ·       Smith Maple Farm – Thetford Center, VT

  • ·       Solar Sweet Maple Farm – Lincoln, VT

  • ·       Southern Vermont Maple Products – Bellows Falls, VT

  • ·       Sprague & Son Sugarhouse – Jacksonville, VT

  • ·       Stacy Farm – Graniteville, VT

  • ·       Stagecoach Hollow Maple – Barre, VT

  • ·       Stannard Farm – Stannard, VT

  • ·       Stephane Inkel Inc. – Canaan, VT

  • ·       Stewart Maple – Cuttingsville, VT

  • ·       Stonyhill Sugarhouse – East Fairfield, VT

  • ·       Sugar & Spice Restaurant – Rutland, VT

  • ·       Sugar Bob's Finest – Rutland, VT

  • ·       Sugarbush Farm Inc – Woodstock, VT

  • ·       Sugartree Maple Farm – Williston, VT

  • ·       Summit Maple Farm – Fairfax, VT

  • ·       Sweet Bear Farm – Corinth, VT

  • ·       T & W Maple – Eden, VT

  • ·       Taft's Milk & Maple Farm – Huntington, VT

  • ·       Taste of Country LLC – Albany, VT

  • ·       Taylor's Family Sugarbush – Barton, VT

  • ·       The 5th Generation Adams Farm, LLC – Wilmington, VT

  • ·       The Bunker Farm – Dummerston, VT

  • ·       The Franklin Farm – Guilford, VT

  • ·       The Gateway Farm – Bristol, VT

  • ·       The Green Mountain Maple Sugar Refining Company, Inc. – Waterville, VT

  • ·       The Maple Fix – Fairfax, VT

  • ·       The Maple Guild – Island Pond, VT *

  • ·       The Vermont Maple Farm, LLC – West Topsham, VT

  • ·       The Wing Farm – Bennington, VT

  • ·       Thompson Farm – Colchester, VT

  • ·       Three Peaks Maple – East Haven, VT

  • ·       Three Percent Maple Farms – Enosburg, VT

  • ·       Triple T Mapleworks – Whiting, VT

  • ·       Trudell Family Farm – East Fairfield, VT

  • ·       Tucker Maple Sugarhouse – Westford, VT

  • ·       Twin Maple Sugarworks – Lincoln, VT

  • ·       Two Brothers Maple LLC – Berkshire, VT

  • ·       Umbrella Hill Maple – Morrisville, VT

  • ·       Vallee Farm Maple – St. Albans, VT

  • ·       Vermont Maple Outlet – Jeffersonville, VT

  • ·       Vermont Pleasant Valley Maples – Richford, VT *

  • ·       Viking Farms LLC – Brattleboro, VT

  • ·       Village Mapleworks – Orwell, VT

  • ·       Westford Sugarworks – Westford, VT

  • ·       Wild Farm Maple – Arlington, VT

  • ·       Williams Maple Farm – Cornwall, VT

  • ·       Wood Family Sugarhouse – Poultney, VT

  • ·       Wyckoff Family Maple – Jeffersonville, VT

 

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