Tag Archives: maple syrup

Mountain Meditation
September 9, 2018

Valuable life lessons with a bear on your deck

By Marguerite Jill Dye

My favorite thing in all the world at this time in my life is spending time with our 3-year-old grandson, Silas. “Papa” and I recently spent several days trying to keep up with and care for him. Some conversations with…

Next generation takes over sugaring opperation
March 21, 2018

Next generation takes over sugaring opperation

Chittenden family farm plans for its second century

By Julia Purdy

CHITTENDEN—Jenna Baird and Jacob Powsner live in a modest house on land belonging to Baird’s parents, steps away from the large, traditional farmhouse where Bonnie and Bob Baird live. It’s a common arrangement among…

News Briefs
December 21, 2016

Nearly $5,000 of maple syrup stolen

ROCHESTER—State police are investigating a burglary that occurred at the Mom and Pop’s Farm Stand, owned by Tonya Sylvester, located at 3425 Brandon Mountain Road in the town of Rochester between 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14 and 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15. After preliminary investigation,…

Sugaring in the Fourth Grade
Local News
March 23, 2016

Sugaring in the Fourth Grade

Photos Courtesy of Robin Alberti

By Clara J. Shortle

Sugaring in the fourth grade is a lot of work, but it is also lots of fun. I know this because I am one of these fourth graders at Killington Elementary School.

The process…

Local News
February 24, 2016

Maple flavor: real or fake?

Vermont Maple Sugar Makers’ Association leads the battle with letter to FDA

 The Vermont Maple Sugar Makers’ Association (VMSMA) was formed in 1893, and one early mission of the organization was to safeguard the quality and tradition of maple syrup in Vermont—the “official…