maple syrup

Booming caterpillar population munches through forests

The outbreak can kill trees, meaning some lost output for sugarmakers or reduced value for timber producers. However, “the forest will bounce back from this,” says a state expert.

Sugar makers incentivized to use clean energy

News Release — Vermont Department of Public Service June 30, 2017 Contact: Andrew Perchlik (802) 828-4017 [email protected] Vermont Sugar Makers Incentivized to Boil With Local Wood Pellets Montpelier – The Clean Energy Development Fund (CEDF) at the Public Service Department announced today the availability of an incentive program for Vermont’s sugar makers to install pellet […]

Leahy, Sanders, Welch Lead In Letter To FDA Backing REAL Maple Syrup

News Release — Vermont Delegation March 10, 2016 Contact: Jay Tilton [email protected] WASHINGTON (THURSDAY, March 10, 2016) – Continuing efforts to protect Vermont maple sugar producers and consumers’ right to know what is in their food, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Representative Peter Welch (D-Vt.), joined by 28 members of Congress, […]

Susan Alexander: Working Lands Grants lead to partnerships and growth

Vermont Switchel Company was one of the recipients of the first round of Working Lands Enterprise grants, and that grant has made a big difference for our company.

New maple syrup grading tests a little light on accuracy

The USDA’s sample kit for matching colors is too light for the highest grade of syrup, now know as Grade A: Golden Color with Delicate Taste. State says it will be fixed next season.

David Brynn: Toward a resilient Vermont forest-based economy

Vermont’s forest-based economy must become even more collaborative and holistic and less competitive and linear.

Syrup from saplings may substitute for sugarbush production

Saplings are ready to harvest in seven years, while mature trees take four decades to tap.

New maple syrup grade system debuts Jan. 1

Grade B goes bye-bye as standards change to better reflect color and taste, supporters say.

In This State: A sugaring family’s gamble paid off sweetly

Because of the Branon’s efforts, and that of fellow sugar-makers in the area, Franklin County is considered the state’s top-producing county.

Leahy, Collins, Sanders, others propose MAPLE Act

U.S. Senators Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) introduced legislation Thursday to make the fraudulent sale of maple syrup a felony offense.

New maple sugaring standards could squeeze out small producers

Recent food-contamination scares helped push the decision to develop criteria even though maple syrup is not as susceptible to contamination compared to other food products.