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6 Things to Bake This Fall 2023

The leaves are performing their annual awe-striking transformation, turning Vermont’s verdant landscape into a kaleidoscope of warm yellow, red, and orange shades.

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All About Processing Grade Maple Syrup

Pure maple syrup comes from wild-grown maple trees. Each spring sugarmakers across the 17 maple producing states and provinces tap maple trees, the source of this sweet elixir, and boil the sap into maple syrup.

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Please Smear Maple Butter on Toasted Muffins

We have a small ask of you. Please smear maple butter on your toasted muffins. This simple, one ingredient wonder packs a powerful flavor that soaks into warm, crisp muffins for a why-haven’t-I-been-doing-this-my-whole-life treat.

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How Vermont’s Use Value Appraisal Program Can Benefit Your Forestland : Taxing

The Use Value Appraisal Program, also known as Current Use, “enables landowners who practice long-term forest management to have their enrolled land assessed for property taxes based on its value for forest management rather than its fair market (development) value.” Once enrolled in Vermont’s Use Value Appraisal Program and working with a forester, tax savings become available.

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Yes, Definitely Poach Eggs in Maple Syrup

A headline recently caught our attention. You Should Poach An Egg in Maple Syrup, the Lifehacker article advised. When it comes to new ways of cooking with maple syrup, it doesn’t take much convincing to get us into the kitchen.

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New Research Shows Maple’s Nutritional Benefits

Maple trees hold mysteries, but ardent research continues to reveal them. One subject of study is maple’s nutritional benefits. What a recent clinical study by Quebec Maple Syrup Producers (QMSP) showed may have you re-thinking what sweetener to stock your kitchen with.

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Say ‘I Do’ To Maple As A Wedding Favor

Vermont is a serene location for a wedding. Between the breathtaking Green Mountains, the red barns that freckle the verdant landscape and the shores of Lake Champlain, there are various places and ways to celebrate your union.

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How To Use Maple This Summer

You may associate maple syrup’s flavor with autumn’s seasonal treats, but we can assure you that its rich taste deserves a moment in the summer spotlight. If you’re stumped on how to use the maple in your fridge during the summertime, we can help.

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Does Maple Syrup Go Bad?

You’ve opened a new bottle of maple syrup for Sunday brunch, drenched your pancakes in it, added a teaspoon to sweeten your coffee, and screwed the cap back on. Now what? Should maple be stored in the refrigerator or is it okay to keep out on the counter?

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Après Ski Cocktails to Enjoy

The Green Mountains have been blanketed in white and the slopes are officially open. After a few runs at Smugglers’ Notch, Sugarbush, Stowe, Bolton, or any of Vermont’s many mountains, you may be thirsty.

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6 Healthy Breakfast Ideas That Use Maple Syrup

Scientific research, not just our moms, says that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. According to Hopkins Medicine, “breakfast-eating kids and adults get more fiber, calcium, vitamins A and C, riboflavin, zinc and iron in their diets than breakfast-skippers.”

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Winter Updates from the Farm

In order to optimize the flow of sap to our sugarhouse, it’s important to ensure the tubing, mainlines and wire are all properly functioning. Throughout the year our crew tends to the woods to keep them in proper condition for harvesting once sugaring season arrives.

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Our Top Maple Recipes of 2022

As the year comes to an end, we shift into reflection mode. Memories made with friends and family. Accomplishments. And, of course, we reflect upon what we ate.

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Where To See The Foliage In Vermont This Fall

From our vantage point on top of Butternut Mountain, we can ooh and awe at the kaleidoscope of colors that wave across the horizon. Ambers, maroons, rusty oranges and vibrant yellows blend together to create a Northeastern palette.

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Maple Syrup Grades

When shopping for maple syrup at the grocery store, you might be met with shelves upon shelves of bottles. Labels that pop out at you

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What Is Maple Syrup?

In the Green Mountain State, maple syrup is a familiar and favored ingredient. The sugar maple and red maple trees, from which we harvest sap,

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How To Bake With Maple Syrup According to a Baker

Vermont maple syrup is more than a complementary topping. Just ask Josey Baker of Josey Baker Bread in San Francisco, California. Raised in Vermont, Baker brings a bit of the Green Mountain State to the west coast via the bakery’s popular Adventure Bread.

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How To Substitute Maple For Granulated Sugar

When posed with the question of substituting maple sugar for granulated sugar in baking recipes, we showed up with optimism, an oven, and an empty stomach. With King Arthur Baking’s Basic Drop Cookies recipe as our canvas, we tested how granulated maple sugar would cream versus granulated cane sugar.

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How To Bake With Maple Sugar

Alternative sweeteners are filling the baking aisle shelves and substituting the space in recipes where granulated sugar used to be. Amongst those natural sweeteners, you may come across maple sugar.

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Happy New Year!

Hello and Happy New Year! Though the maple sugaring season may only last 6 to 8 weeks, preparation for the season beings well before the

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A New Look For Maple Candy

We wanted to share some exciting news with you regarding our Pure Maple Sugar Candy! We have recently updated our packaging to include our refreshed

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2016 IFT Show: Booth #3816

Visit us at the annual IFT Show in Chicago and discover the unique and versatile nature of maple, nature’s healthiest sweetener. The IFT 2016 show

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March Is Maple Month

Did you know that March is Maple Month? find your sweet spot at a maple sugarhouse, sample some of the delicious maple products, and learn

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Eyes On The Land

Butternut Mountain Farm’s home farm was selected as one of 15 conserved Vermont properties to be featured in the Vermont Land Trust’s Eyes on Land

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Grade Change Tool Kits Are Here!

We understand that there’s a lot to transitioning to a new classification system for pure maple syrup. To make navigating the change easier we’ve built a grade change tool kit.

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Canada Approves Maple Syrup Grade Change

On December 16th, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency announced that the Canadian Maple Products Regulations have been amended. The changes harmonize the definition and grading system in Canada and the United States.

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American Food Roots Project

Here at Butternut Mountain Farm we are continually looking to the past to inform future decisions around our maple production, products and distribution. To us,

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Giving Thanks

We in the agriculture business find ourselves counting our blessings on a daily basis – it just comes naturally with the job. Having a day

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The Buzz on Maple Water

Maple Water – What’s all the Buzz? Headlines abound “‘Maple Water’ Producers Hoping for Sweet Smell of Success,” “Should You Dive into the New Wave

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Maple Butter Morning

There are so many ways to eat maple butter – besides straight out of the jar – on toast, with fruit, swirled in yogurt. So,

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A Sweet Squeeze

This July, Butternut Mountain Farm will release a new product that will change the way we use maple syrup. The company has developed a squeeze

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Avoiding Faux Maple

We’ve long lamented that pure maple syrup should be much more ubiquitous than it is. So much so that, some of us go to “extreme

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