This weekend, March 23 and 24, the Vermont Maple Sugar Makers'
Association (VMSMA) invite the public to take part in the 12th
annual Vermont Maple Open House Weekend. This weekend event, when
Vermont's sugar maker's throw open the doors of their sugarhouses,
gives visitors an opportunity to see how maple syrup is made and
experience a day in the life of the sugar maker.
"Visitors can often see the entire process, from tapping the
tree to pouring finished syrup in a bottle," said Matt Gordon,
VMSMA Executive Director, "and connecting all those points in
between that takes sap and makes it become maple syrup, really
resonates with folks." Each sugarhouse brings something unique to
the event, with some offering full tours of their operations,
sampling of different grades of maple syrup and other maple
products, hikes through the sugarbush, and more. And of course,
each sugar maker brings their own personality and backgrounds,
truly making each visit a unique experience.
Vermont is the nation's largest producer of maple syrup, tapping
over 3 million trees in each of the past three years. Production
has averaged over 900,000 gallons of maple syrup over the past
Maple Open House Weekend is held rain, snow or shine and is free
of charge for all visitors and is a great opportunity to learn
about the history and the science behind maple syrup. For more
information on sugarhouses near you, please visit the Vermont Maple
Sugar Makers' Association events page at
Sugarhouses in Rutland and Windor Counties
KandS Ruane Maple Sugar Farm
128 Mountain View Road, Tinmouth, Vt.
Open house weekend: Weather permitting we will be boiling and
selling product. We have a pancake breakfast available. Open
Saturday and Sunday.
65 West Road, Chittenden, Vt.
Products: maple syrup, maple cream, maple candy, gifts. Services:
retail, maple by mail, open all year
Bushee Family Maple Farm
232 Quarry Hill Rd, Danby, Vt.
Products: maple syrup, maple cream, maple candy, maple sugar.
Services: retail, bulk, wholesale
Sugar and Spice Restaurant and Gift Shop
Sugarhouse Address: 43 Rt 4, East Mendon, Vt.
Open house weekend: Boil with wood, use buckets, samples available,
products for sale. Open Saturday and Sunday.
Smith Maple Crest Farm LLC
Sugarhouse Address: 2450 Lincoln Hill Rd, Shrewsbury, Vt.
Open house weekend: Sample award winning syrup; sugar-on-snow and
refreshments. Retrace Robert Frost's footsteps while enjoying our
wonderful mountain view. Sat 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. and Sun 1 p.m. - 3
p.m. Open Saturday and Sunday.
Ferne Hollow Farm
4277 Whipple Hollow Rd, Florence, Vt.
Open House Weekend: Old fashioned style wood-fired evaporator,
buckets and gravity pipeline, syrup samples, maple syrup, cream,
candies and baked goods available for sale. Open: Sat. 1 p.m.
- 5 p.m., Sun. 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Cross Road Sugar Co
867 Cross Road, Ira, Vt.
Products: maple syrup. Services: retail, maple by mail, open all
Papa John's Sugar Shack
Sugarhouse Address: 221 Healdville Rd, Mt Holly, Vt.
Open house weekend: We will be boiling if weather permits. We
will be having samples of some of our maple products such as syrup,
maple cotton candy and we will have products for sale.
Open: Sat. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
1846 Finel Hollow Road, Poultney, Vt.
Open house weekend: Guided tours, nature trail. See the entire
process from trees to container. Tubing, buckets, 5'x14' stainless
steel wood fired evaporator. Free samples, maple cotton candy,
maple sugar-on-snow. Maple products for sale. Open: Sat. 10
a.m. - 4 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wood Family Sugarhouse
552 Thrall Rd, Poultney, Vt.
Open house weekend: Small sugarhouse using all modern techniques.
Will be giving boiling demos. Explaning from tap to table. Coffee,
donuts, other goodies available. Open Saturday and Sunday.
Mountain Valley Maple Farm
Sugarhouse Address: 1498 St Hwy 153, West Rupert, Vt.
Open House Weekend: See syrup being made, free samples,
sugarhouse tours, syrup and candy for sale, free coffee, donuts and
waffle sticks. Open: Sat 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m. - 6
New England Maple Museum
4578 Rt 7, Pittsford, Vt.
Open house weekend: History of maple sugaring. A great place to
start or end your tour of local sugarhouses, discount admission.
25% off many gift items, excluding food and books. Sat. 10 a.m. - 4
p.m. and Sun. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
780 Button Hill Rd, Shrewsbury, Vt.
Products: maple syrup, maple candy. Services: retail, maple by
mail, open all year.
2440 Green Mtn Turnpike, Chester, Vt.
Open house weekend: Sugarhouse tours, learn tapping to finish
product, product sampling, good parking, easy accessibility.
Boiling weather permitting. Open: Sat. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sun. 11
a.m. - 3 p.m.
Edmunds Maple Hill Farm
Sugarhouse Address: 1141 Mt Hunger Rd, Barnard, Vt.
Open house weekend: Wood fired evaporator. Tour of sugarhouse.
Sample and explore the use of maple products in all aspects of
cooking from breakfast through dinner and desserts. Maple products
Maple Knoll Farm
1678 Connecticut River Rd, Springfield, Vt.
Open house weekend: Sugarhouse tours and demonstrations, samples.
All maple products for sale. See "an ole" Vermonter with his craft.
Open Saturday and Sunday.
Double Diamond Sugar House
Sugarhouse Address: 1193 Ski Tow Rd, Brownsville, Vt.
Open house weekend: Double Diamond Open House Weekend features
sugarhouse tours, sugar on snow, cider donuts, pickles, t-shirts
for sale, contests, music and more! Open Saturday and Sunday.
Lockerby's Sugar House
666 Old Stage Rd, Chester, Vt.
Open house weekend: Tubing, Wood-fired with RO, taste samples,
syrup for sale, coffee, soft drinks and doughnuts. Open: Sat.
9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Green Mountain Sugar House
820 Rte 100 N, Ludlow, Vt.
Open house weekend: On open house weekend we will be serving sugar
on cremes, donuts, and coffee all for free. Open: Sat. 10 a.m.
- 5 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sugarhouse Address: 1481 Wildlife Rd, West Hartford, Vt.
Open house weekend: Come see how maple syrup is made with some
of the more modern equipment with tubing, vacuum systems and a
reverse osmosis machine and a wood-fired evaporator. Free
samples and tours. We will be boiling in the afternoons, weather
permitting. Open: Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m. - 5
Richardson Family Farm
18 Richardson Rd, Woodstock, Vt.
Products: maple syrup. Services: retail, bulk, wholesale, maple by
mail, open all year.
Peplau's Happy Acres Farm
826 Twenty Mile Stream Rd, South Reading, Vt.
Products: maple syrup, maple cream. Services: retail, maple by
mail, open all year.
Sugarhouse Address: So Reading, Vt.
Open house weekend: We make maple syrup the old-fashioned way -
using free-run sap that is wood -fired and wool-filtered. Our
legacy of Vermont products include ice cider, grass fed beef,
Berkshire pork, and pastured lamb. Open Saturday and Sunday.
Top Acres Farm
Sugarhouse Address: 1390 Fletcher Schoolhouse Rd, So Woodstock,
Open House Weekend: Join us at Top Acres to see our new but
traditional sugarhouse. Featuring tours of our operaton, free
donuts, syrup samples and an antique maple equipment display. Open
Sat. and Sun. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Wood's Cider Mill and Sugar House
1482 Weathersfield Ctr Rd, Springfield, Vt.
Open house weekend: Visit a family farm where we've been making
maple syrup since 1798. Lots of history and sheep and lambs
too! Samples and maple treats, maple syrup - all grades. Open
Saturday and Sunday.
Elm Grove Farm
3488 Cloudland Rd, Woodstock, Vt.
Open house weekend: Gathering sap from buckets. Syrup samples and
Mom's homemade doughnuts! Boiling with wood in open pans.
Open: Sat. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Luce Family Maple Farm
591 Sugarbush Farm Rd, Woodstock, Vt.
Phone: 802 457 1757
Open house weekend: Samples of maple products, Vermont jams
and mustards, and 15 varieties of cheese. Walk in the maple woods
to learn about sap collection and watch how the sap is boiled into
syrup. Open: Sat. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Orchard Hill Farm
56 Orchard Hill Way, So Woodstock, Vt.
Products: maple syrup, maple cream, maple candy. Services: retail,
bulk, wholesale, maple by mail.
Eb Kinney Jr and Son
3539 Rte 44, Brownsville, Vt.
Products: maple syrup, maple cream, maple sugar. Services: retail,
bulk, wholesale, maple by mail, open all year.
Mom and Pop's Vermont Maple Syrup
3425 Brandon Mtn Rd, Rochester, Vt.
Open house weekend: Samples of maple syrup, donuts and sometimes
sugar-on-snow. We boil with oil instead of wood. Open Saturday and