Vermont Maple Syrup
Managed, harvested, and processed in the very northwest corner of Vermont, our unique terroir produces some of the best maple syrup available in state. From glass to plastic, all the way to 5 gallon pails, we offer options for everyone. Vermont has a long tradition of producing syrup of exquisite quality, Carman Brook Farm upholds this legacy, while operating in a sustainable manner to ensure generations to come will share the bounty of this land.
Vermont is the number one producer of real maple syrup in the United States. In 2020, the state recorded over 2.2 million gallons of syrup produced, representing half of the entire United States crop! While we ourselves only account for a modest sliver of that amount, we're proud of our contribution, and think that you'll appreciate the care that is afforded each and every barrel we produce. From forest management, harvesting practices, to evaporation, filtration, and packaging, every step is performed in house to ensure the syrup you receive meets our exacting standards. We don't represent a conglomerate of maple producers, our syrup is single forest sourced on our recently retired dairy farm. From this website your viewing now, to production, the six members of our family wear a multitude of "hats" in order to showcase our maple syrup to the world.
Best Maple Syrup
Most people when they hear Vermont, they think of maple syrup, and vice versa. It is no accident that this region is world renowned for the best quality tree syrups. The unique terroir, or combination of climate, soil, and topography, imparts a unique flavor profile that is often imitated, but never replicated. The sugarbush of Carman Brook Farm sits atop rocky outcrops of limestone, essentially all of the land not suitable for row crops. Unbeknownst to early settlers and farmers, the limestone hills that they farmed between were uniquely suited to producing maple syrup of the highest quality. Studies on terroir and its relationship with maple syrup have become increasingly popular; Middlebury College noted in one study, that during blind testing, the public was able to distinguish significant quality differences in maple syrup with ease. In the same study, though they noted that more research is needed on the matter, the college recorded an increase in calcium, magnesium, and potassium levels in tree sap from sugarbushes located on limestone bedrock. All important nutrients for plant growth and health. In other words, detection of quality differences in maple syrup isn't reserved for sommeliers of the craft and competition judges, taste for yourself.
The maple syrup on our farm is pesticide and formaldehyde free, contains no preservatives, artificial flavors or coloring. Additionally, all maple syrup is naturally gluten free and vegan, meaning in even the most restrictive of diets, maple products are a great option as an alternative sweetener. Authentic syrup is something you can feel great about purchasing as a gift, or enjoying on your own table with family.
“You can fix a bad breakfast with real Vermont maple syrup or you can wreck a good breakfast with the fake stuff. It’s an easy choice.”
-R. Nye, CT