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Containers

By: uvmext

Plastic, Glass, or Tin: Which is Best? Maple syrup is packed in a variety of retail containers. Glass allows the color and clarity of maple syrup to clearly show. A wide range of designs available. Best for maintaining flavor of syrup. Plastic bes...

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What's In The Sap?

By: uvmext

Maple sap, what's in it? Maple sap is a dilute solution of mainly water (95-99%) and sugar (1-5%), along with trace amounts of other substances, including: organic acids, free amino acids, protein, minerals, and phenolic compounds. Sap coming dire...

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Organic Maple Syrup

By: uvmext

Certified organic maple syrup is produced by many Vermont maple producers and generally commands a higher price in the marketplace. In order to legally market your syrup as "organic" an approved third-party certifier such as Vermont Organic Farmer...

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Syrup Quality - Density

By: uvmext

Producing pure maple syrup is a time honored tradition in Vermont. Whether you are a large producer filling drums and selling on the bulk market or a backyard producer making just enough for family and a few lucky friends, syrup quality is critica...

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Syrup Contests

By: uvmext

Summer is here and for maple sugar makers that means contest time. Entering syrup in a contest is a great way to show off your product, make sure your syrup meets standards and earn a class winner or best is show ribbon. There are a few things to ...

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Virtual Farm & Food Events Webinar

By: clherric

As Vermont farmers and food producers are adjusting to new ways of selling local product to customers, they are also seeking to create meaningful and fun interactions that support community and build relationships. Come learn from farmers, food p...

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2020 Season Start

By: uvmext

Reports of above average syrup production have been common across Vermont in 2020. Sugar makers report excellent quality syrup being produced throughout the season. In general, March was slightly above average for temperature and April was below a...