Sap to Syrup: Celebrating Maple Syrup Day

Mia Teal

Marketing Coordinator, Paid Media

Today is a very important day; it’s National Maple Syrup Day! Maple syrup is used for so much more than just on pancakes or waffles. You can find maple syrup in cookies, drizzled on oatmeal, or even on your spaghetti! (Buddy the Elf, anyone?)

At Price Chopper and Market 32, we are proud to partner with a variety of local maple farms in our region to bring you the season’s best. Three farms we would like to highlight today are Adirondack Maple Farms (NY), Highland Sugarworks (VT), and Lamothe’s Sugar House (CT). Let’s see what they are all about!

Adirondack Maple Farms: Fonda, New York

Adirondack Maple Farms has been around for almost 50 years. Originally started by Bruce Roblee, the farm is now run by him and his son. “Adirondack Maple Farms prides itself on providing an extraordinary quality product with top-notch customer service.”

Learn more here!

Highland Sugarworks: Barre, Vermont

Highland Sugarworks was founded in 1968 by Jim MacIssac. He built his one and only sugarbush on the land he leased from his parents, packed the syrup and distributed it to local stores. In 2009, Highland Sugarworks relocated to a much larger location. “This 37,600 square-foot facility has been designed to accommodate additional high-speed bottling as well as streamlining all aspects of product handling, warehousing and shipping.” 

Highland Sugarworks has a deep concern for the protection of the environment, and strives to improve their work methods.

Learn more here!

Lamothe’s Sugar House: Burlington, Connecticut 

The Lamothes began making maple syrup in 1971. When Leonard Lamothe found taps for maple syrup, he and his sister decided to research how to make maple syrup at their local library.

Over time, the family learned the ins and outs of producing maple syrup and eventually moved their outdoor kitchen indoors. Their turning point was when a gentleman noticed they had been boiling sap and inquired about purchasing a quart of maple syrup from them. The family knew they were at the start of something huge!

Learn more here!


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