Our Maple

I think we are different than most companies and maple producers because maple is full time for us. We see it from the tree to the syrup barrel, from sap chemistry to flavor analysis, through processing, quality control, packaging, sales and marketing, to distribution and retail, from bulk value to value-added, maple is what we know and invest in, for ourselves and for our customers.”
- David Marvin

Certifications & Statements

 

The Source

The farmers with whom we work understand maple and share our commitment to maintaining the health and sustainability of our forests. Over the past forty years we’ve built relationships with approximately 350 select maple sugar makers - people whose stories we know and whose practices we respect. Our own farm now produces less than one percent of the syrup we process each year. Even though the suppliers of Butternut Mountain Farm manage over 100,000 acres of land we can trace every drop of syrup from farm to table.

Butternut Mountain Farm Home Farm:The heart of Butternut Mountain Farm really is a farm. Located on a hillside 1000ft above the village of Johnson at the end of three miles of rough dirt road is the 600 acre tree farm that the Marvin Family has stewarded for more than half a century. “This place is the soul and spirit of our business,” says owner and founder of Butternut Mountain Farm, David Marvin. “Even today as the largest volume packager of Vermont Maple Syrup, I can’t imagine having built our business from any other place…”

It’s where we’ve learned, practiced and experienced what true stewardship of the land is all about,” says Marvin. Much of the work on the farm will bear fruit in 40 to 100 years. A section of woods David and his father tended as seedlings nearly 50 years ago was recently brought into production for the first time. David reflects, “Work on that kind of time scale teaches you humility and gives you a long term view of things.”

Much of what makes the farm special is the work. “You develop a real connection to the place, you know the land and the trees intimately. Each season I visit many trees two or three times – in a life time I’ll visit some trees and spots hundreds of times.” For David being able to go into the woods and make a living from them, without diminishing them, feels good.”

Being a producer as well as a packager provides a unique perspective. “We know what the struggles and rewards are,” says Marvin. “One of the greatest and most satisfying challenges I face is making the farm not just productive, but sustainable. It’s something that we should all be striving for – sustainability.”


Our Process

This state-of-the-art process, coupled with expert logistics and generations of maple experience, ensures that Butternut Mountain Farm delivers the highest quality maple products to you – food ingredient manufacturers, distributors, retailers and consumers worldwide; on time, all the time.

Everyone at Butternut Mountain Farm shares responsibility for ensuring both process and technology consistently deliver the highest standards for product quality, safety and customer service.