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This season send someone you love waffles and maple syrup gifts.
Best Holiday Gifts of 2023

By Karen Fortin on Aug 03, 2023

Going into the holiday season I wanted to showcase our most popular maple gifts. Holiday shopping can be a stressful task. What do you get someone who has everything? The guy on your list? Your sister’s fami...

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Drawing off maple syrup.
How Maple Syrup is Made

By Nathaniel Fortin on Jun 19, 2023

Welcome back to our series of blog posts about all things maple syrup from Carman Brook Farm. Today, we're turning our attention to a product that has become an integral part of our farm: maple syrup. Pure m...

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Getting things ready in January for the 2023 maple season
Maple Season 2023

By Nathaniel Fortin on Jun 14, 2023

As usual, I'm a little delayed in getting the season's maple syrup report written and posted to the website (though not as late as last year!). This year we bore witness to a maple syrup season that was as b...

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Maple cream spread on donuts.
What is Maple Cream?

By Nathaniel Fortin on Apr 11, 2023

From our perspective, maple cream seems to be the one maple confection least known by the general public. That's also a shame because it's arguably the most delicious, and most versatile of the whole maple f...

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A healthy sugar alternative, maple syrup from Carman Brook Farm being poured over fruit and french toast.
Is Maple Syrup Good for You?

By Nathaniel Fortin on Feb 03, 2023

Maple syrup has long been considered a healthier alternative to industrially processed sweeteners such as refined sugars. Not only does it contain essential minerals like calcium, phosphorus, and antioxidant...

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Treat your sweetie to love, hearts and real Vermont maple syrup this Valentine's Day.
Best Valentine's Day Gifts

By Nathaniel Fortin on Jan 24, 2023

Are you and your partner looking for something special to make this Valentine's Day extra memorable? Let Carman Brook Farm help! Our farm produces some of the best maple products in Vermont, and we've paired...

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Packages ready to go out the door from Carman Brook Farm.
Navigating Shipping

By Karen Fortin on Nov 23, 2022

Over the last few years, I think we can all agree that navigating shipping has proven to be a sort of headache and pain in the wallet. Even though the first online shopping experience began way back in 1979,...

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Maple syrup season 2022
Maple Season 2022

By Nathaniel Fortin on Oct 25, 2022

It’s been bothering me since the close of this year’s maple harvest that I haven't put pen to paper and cataloged the results of maple season 2022. There are a few reasons for this, but mostly because there ...

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Looking up at maple trees.
Maple Syrup Facts

By Karen Fortin on Sep 28, 2022

There's nothing more fun than learning about something new and the following information is an easily digestible list of facts about maple syrup, trees, and a bit of maple history. Maple Syrup Facts The bu...

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Our maple syrup is produced in a bird-friendly sugarwoods.
Audubon Vermont: Bird-Friendly Participating Producer

By Nathaniel Fortin on Mar 03, 2022

I don't need to tell you about Vermont's rich history in the maple syrup trade, but I would like to talk about the maple sugarbush, specifically as a habitat for a variety of species, namely birds. Way back ...

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Is maple syrup gluten free?
Is Maple Syrup Gluten Free?

By Nathaniel Fortin on Jan 10, 2022

The short answer is that real maple syrup contains nothing but tree sap, and our maple sap here at Carman Brook Farm is harvested on-site from the sugarbush surrounding the fields of our retired dairy farm. ...

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Our maple syrup season for 2021 being moved to storage.
Maple Syrup Season 2021

By Nathaniel Fortin on Apr 23, 2021

I feel that the 2021 maple season followed the trend of 2020 as a whole, leaving a lot to be desired. Absolutely nothing made sense or followed the trends of the previous half a decade, especially as I look ...

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