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How to tap a maple tree?
How to Tap a Maple Tree

By Nathaniel Fortin on Feb 26, 2021

At its most basic, this question can be answered rather simply, during the spring months in the northern hemisphere you drill a hole no deeper than 1.5 inches in a sugar maple tree and collect the sap that r...

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St Albans Vermont Maple Festival sign welcoming fair goers to the city.
St Albans Maple Festival 2022

By Karen Fortin on Feb 15, 2021

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 harvest...

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Our newe Reverse Osmosis machine being unloaded.
Reverse Osmosis for Maple Syrup

By Nathaniel Fortin on Feb 12, 2021

What is Reverse Osmosis? Simply put, reverse osmosis (RO) is the separation of water from minerals, larger molecules, and foreign contaminants that are too large to pass through a membrane. Many industries u...

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Teacher Appreciation Gift with maple syrup
Teacher Appreciation Gifts

By Nathaniel Fortin on Feb 08, 2021

This guest blog was submitted and written by Jessica Kettl, who wanted to share how she was able to make a meaningful gift for her children’s teachers using maple products from Carman Brook Farm. This year I...

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National Blueberry Pancake Day
National Blueberry Pancake Day

By Nathaniel Fortin on Jan 10, 2021

Blueberry pancakes have their own national day, celebrated on January 28th. If that is news to you, well, it was to us too! Beat the winter blues by enjoying blueberry pancakes for breakfast, lunch, and dinn...

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Enjoy reading our blog about the fall foliage on the Carman Brook Farm.
Fall Foliage at Our Farm

By Karen Fortin on Nov 17, 2020

Here at the Carman Brook Farm we are fortunate to enjoy especially beautiful fall foliage.  If you haven’t looked us up on Google maps, we’re in the northwestern corner of Vermont, tucked against the Canadia...

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Group of engraved maple syrup client gifts
Unique Client Gift Ideas

By Nathaniel Fortin on Sep 18, 2020

Finding the balance of budget and a gift worthy of showing gratitude to your clients for their patronage is the fine line many managers we work with find themselves walking. We provide a wide array of option...

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Engraved 8.45 oz maple leaf
Employee Gift Ideas

By Nathaniel Fortin on Sep 15, 2020

Deciding on the best products to reward your business's greatest resource, your employees, is often a tedious and time consuming process. A story we hear from our clients time and time again. Allow this blog...

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Density of Maple Syrup
Density of Maple Syrup

By Karen Fortin on Jul 29, 2020

One of the most misunderstood aspects of the maple industry by consumers is the density of maple syrup. After clearing up lingering confusion about the grades of maple syrup, it isn’t unusual to launch into ...

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Sugar season 2020 winding down
Maple Season 2020

By Nathaniel Fortin on Jun 04, 2020

We wrapped up the 2020 maple sugar production season. Again, a busy year and a lot of delicious maple syrup was produced.

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Thoughtful, engraved employee thank you gift.
Employee Appreciation

By Nathaniel Fortin on Jun 04, 2020

Employee Appreciation During Coronavirus (COVID-19) Since the beginning of the COVID-19 quarantine period, with extreme variations across the spectrum, many businesses in the U.S. have struggled mightily. In...

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Equipment for sale at the dairy farm auction.
Dairy Farm Auction

By Karen Fortin on Jun 04, 2020

Somber News… Or a New Beginning? May 2, 2018, the last day that Carman Brook Farm operated as a family dairy operation. The fall prior we decided that a change was needed in how we do business, the changing ...

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