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St Albans Vermont Maple Festival sign welcoming fair goers to the city.
St Albans Maple Festival

By Karen Fortin on Apr 17, 2024

In agriculture we celebrate every type of harvest; dairy festivals, cheese festivals, peanut festivals, pumpkin festivals… I think you get my point. In Franklin County, Vermont, we celebrate the maple harves...

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Apple from our new orchard.
New Addition to the Farm - Cider Apple Orchard

By Nathaniel Fortin on Sep 29, 2023

We've had an incredibly busy but rewarding summer at Carman Brook Farm. We are thrilled to share that we've been diligently working on establishing a new apple orchard with the exciting goal of producing our...

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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: real maple syrup. P...

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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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