Corporate Maple Gifts

Corporate Maple Gift Giving Appreciative employers, business owners and managers have a corporate gift giving campaign.  At the Carman Brook Farm we have corporate gift giving down to a science. We’ve put together a list of our best products.  Anything on our website and beyond is doable.  You just need to let us know what you have in mind. Shipping …

fall foliage on my farm

Fall Foliage On My Farm

Fall foliage on my farm is especially pretty.  We give most of the credit to the sugar maple trees in our sugarbush.  We know there are a lot of maples in Vermont because we lead the other states in maple syrup production. The maple trees and foliage on my farm lead me to believe that I live in paradise.  I …

gift basket with Vermont Farmgirl pancake mix

Vermont Pancake Mixes

Keeping Vermont pancake mixes in supply is one of my biggest headaches! I’ve switched them up and gone with different companies over the years. The problem is supply to meet the demand.  If I advertise one brand of pancake mix, someone orders it, then its not available from a distributor. That’s a real headache for me. Here’s how we’re going …

Daniel Fortin looking at his heifers before auction

Dairy Farm Auction at Carman Brook Farm

A dairy farm auction was held on May 2, 2018 at the Carman Brook Farm.  We decided last fall that we would be changing the way we do business and dispersing of our cattle and dairy equipment.  This allows us to focus on our maple operation and start enjoying some down time. Retirement Daniel has been living and working on …

finished maple apple waffle sundae

Maple Syrup Apple Waffle Sundae

The Maple Syrup Apple Waffle Sundae recipe morphs from complex to simple in my kitchen.  I originally got this recipe from Dishing Up Vermont by Storey Publishing.  The cookbook is a compilation of recipes from around Vermont.  The Birds Nest Inn in Waterbury Center shared the original recipe that I started using and they call it Maple Apple Waffles with Ben & …

maple syrup fruit Popsicle

Maple Syrup Fruit Popsicles

Maple syrup fruit popsicles are a healthy and refreshing summer treat.  This is a simple recipe you can make with the kids that everyone will enjoy. Here’s the recipe. Below are my hints, tips, ideas and variations. Maple Syrup Fruit Popsicles Recipe 1/2 cup CBF Maple Syrup, grade of  your choice 2 large pink grapefruits 2 peaches, pitted, sliced and …

maple candy fish and seashells plated on table

Maple Candy Fish and Seashells

Maple candy fish and seashells are a perfect fit for beach and tropical events. Beach themes are popular with children for birthday parties, too. I’m going to cover everything you need to know about our maple candy fish and seashells. How to Buy Maple Candy Fish and Seashells Buy maple candy shapes by the pound and half pound.  Once you …

me and my dog, Primos paddling the Rock river

Rock River Paddle

I really enjoy a Rock River paddle. There are plenty of places I can paddle within 15 minutes of my home, but none quite as spectacular and close as the Rock River.  This portion of the river has so little traffic, its virtually undisturbed.  That’s one of its greatest attractions for me and you feel like you’re in a South …

Density of Maple Syrup

The density of maple syrup is often misunderstood by consumers and probably the one thing I get asked the most after the grades of maple syrup. We put a lot of weight on flavor and grade, but checking for density is just as important. What is Density Simply put, density is how much mass can be crammed together to take up space. …