end of season baking

End of Season Maple Syrup

End of Season maple syrup needs a little more description after the 2017 maple sugaring season.  We have been looking at the samples of the barrels we made, tasting them and trying to get a handle on how we can possibly explain to our customers about this popular grade of maple syrup that you like using for the Master Cleanse, mead, …

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. …

Brooke Shields & Vermont Maple Syrup Gifts

Vermont Maple Syrup Gifts Brooke Shields told People’s Magazine that Vermont maple syrup gifts is at the top of her list when she’s looking for something special, especially for the women on her list.  Shields stated in the magazine that “We go through a lot of maple syrup in our house.”  Not surprising since Shields is a mother.  Most of …

Sap Collection Project

A sap collection project was our main focus in the sugarwoods this year.  How important is sap collection to a sugarmaker’s maple business?  Very important, both economically and to the health of the trees.  So much, that after reviewing our system, it prompted a major investment and overhaul.  Our sap collection project has been ongoing through 2015 and into 2016 and …

Curious Coyote Puppies

Earth Day Surprise in Maple Sugarwoods

We had a surprise on Earth Day in our Maple Sugarwoods this spring, when our team of untappers were busy pulling the taps from the maple trees. The 45th Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 2015.  In 1970 Sen Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin asked Americans to set aside this day in observance of the environment; air, water and land …

Sugaring 2015

  For us, the sugaring season 2015 started in the summer of 2014, when we took down sap lines for 2,000 taps that we built in 1998 and 1999.  These were the first taps of our sugaring enterprise and it was bittersweet to see them go but they were well past the recommended life of 10 years. Loggers came in …

Save 10% on Vermont Maple Syrup

Save 10% on Vermont Maple Syrup Customers can save 10% on Vermont Maple Syrup containers from our online store.  You can stock up on syrup for the family while picking up a few gifts and still get the discount.  We’ve added a lot of flexibility in the selection process for a case discount.  You pick 6 or more maple syrup items …

maple candy

Reinventing Maple Cream and Maple Candy

Maple cream and maple candy, with a little patience, can be reinvented while keeping a pure and natural maple product using only real Vermont maple syrup.  At the Carman Brook Farm we are always looking for new ways to reinvent traditional maple recipes. After realizing that our customer’s tastes for maple syrup took in all the grades, it sparked an idea. What …