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, […]
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.
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.
Vermont’s forest-based economy must become even more collaborative and holistic and less competitive and linear.
Saplings are ready to harvest in seven years, while mature trees take four decades to tap.
Grade B goes bye-bye as standards change to better reflect color and taste, supporters say.
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.
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.
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.