A small, thoughtfully designed space, Rick Mayotte’s sugarhouse is set up for high syrup production. He’s running over 50,000 taps across beautiful land in Fairfield, Vermont, and he hopes to increase his production in the coming year.
“I have always been under the belief that if you drill too many holes, you kill your trees. You can have the nicest operation in the world but, with sugaring, you make your money out in the woods. So, you need to take care of your trees. Tree health is the most important part.”
Meet our friend Jeff Corey.
We work with over 350 sugar makers to supply maple syrup to our operation. Each one of these farmers shares a vision of forest stewardship and commitment to quality that is similar to the one that has driven our work for decades.
If you live in Vermont, you may recognize this fuzzy little creature, known as the Forest Tent Caterpillar. This North American native insect is found throughout most of the United States and Canada, mostly in the eastern regions wherever hardwoods can be found, where they favor sugar maples, ash and red oak trees.