Make a Mokuk

Native Americans used birch bark buckets to store maple sugar. Make your own bucket from construction paper. Click here to download the pattern Fold the construction paper in half. Trace the pattern along the solid lines and cut out. Trace the dotted fold lines on your cutout. Decorate the mokuk while it is flat. Use Native American Designs or make …

Diameter and Circumference

FACT: A maple tree should be approximately 8 inches in diameter to be tapped. Diameter is the measure from opposite edges across the middle of the trunk. The sugarmaker can’t cut down the trees to measure 8 inches of diameter because he would have no new trees growing in his sugarbush. The sugarmaker does know that there is a relationship …

Maple Facts

Maple sap is a sweet, water like liquid that is collected from the maple trees. Rock Maples make the best sugar maples. A high concentration of sugar maples is called a sugarbush. The building that the maple syrup is produced is called a sugarhouse. The person who makes the maple syrup is called a sugarmaker. Native Americans were the first …

Maple Walnut Scones

The Recipe Background The following recipe was received from a customer years ago and I wish I could find the original email to give her the proper credit for sharing. The following is what she had to say about the recipe in her own words. This recipe is for Maple Walnut Scones. It is a fun bread making, family activity …

Maple Pudding Cake

The Background This recipe was first introduced to our family years ago by Aunt Suzie.  This is a real quick dish that everyone I’ve served has thoroughly enjoyed.  Its best with a little cream on top and served warm. Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups flour 2 tsp. baking powder 3/4 cup milk 3/4 cup water 3/4 cup sugar 1/4 tsp. salt …

Perfect Maple Dumplings

We enjoy maple dumplings in the sugarhouse during the sugaring season. It’s a yearly tradition and a favorite treat that all of my family looks forward to every year. I’m not sure if it’s the dumplings or that Armande, a very dear family friend visits to make them herself. Either way, this is a special day of the year for …

Maple Pumpkin/Squash Bread

The Background This maple pumpkin/squash bread recipe is one I’ve been making for years. Usually, I use squash as it has a real pronounced flavor over pumpkin. I also have a lot of squash leftover from dinners in the fall and this is a good way to use it up. I’ve also been known to use sweet potato or mashed …

Maple Cream Pie

Maple Cream Pie Background This maple cream pie recipe comes from the wall of the Creamery Restaurant in Danville, VT. Our grandma, an experienced holiday baker, reworked the pudding by using the microwave. This is a simple recipe to make and I’ve made it many times for holidays. I like to use Very Strong Dark Taste/Baking or End of Season maple …

Grades of Vermont Maple Syrup

The grades of Vermont Maple Syrup produced on the Carman Brook Farm are pure and natural. Made from the maple sap produced by maple trees on our farm, it is pesticide and formaldehyde free, contains no preservatives, artificial flavorings or color. Maple Syrup is naturally gluten free. You can feel good about Vermont Maple Syrup on your table. Many Vermonters …