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Morse Farm

1168 County Road

The Morse ancestors who helped settle Central Vermont were taught how to tap maple trees by Native Americans. Hot rocks were used to evaporate the sweet sap until only sugar or "sinzibukwud" remained. Pioneers could boil a year's supply of sugar thus making Americans self-sufficient in sugar production. Ben Franklin promoted massive sugar production in the Northeast to make the country less dependent on "foreign" sugar.

It's Sugarin' Time - Once America won its independence, and improved transportation helped bring cheaper sugar from the south, sugarmakers started boiling their product less, allowing it to stay in the more popular syrup stage, but the name never changed from the original "sugarin."

Maple Facts

Old timers say that we get a "run" of sap for every day of January thaw. Most years we get a January thaw and its duration can be measured in one, two, or three days. The sugar season, which occurs mid-March thru mid-April, always consists of one, two, or three runs.

On the average, it takes 40 gallons of maple sap to make 1 gallon of pure maple syrup. Here at Morse Farm, we drill 1 tap hole in each of our maple trees, which gives 10 gallons of sap in an average year. So, 4 maple trees, 40 to 200 years old, are needed to make one gallon of pure maple syrup.

     Maple sap is 2% sugar and weighs 8.35 lbs. per gallon
     Maple syrup is 66.9% sugar and weighs 11 lbs per gallon
     One gallon of maple syrup makes 7 lbs of maple sugar
     Maple syrup contains 50 calories per Tablespoon
     Corn syrup contains 60 calories per Tablespoon


Christy Wortham

Thursday, June 14, 2018
If you're in Vermont, you have to go by Morse Farm. Last summer I purchased maple syrup and some blackberry jam, and it has been delicious these past several months! There's also a breathtaking view outside the back door of the shop-- that alone made the trip worthwhile.

Amanda Souders

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Video in the woodshed is fascinating and funny. The huge gift shop is full of maple treats. Would highly recommend making a stop here!

Joan Wojcikewych

Monday, April 30, 2018
Everyone was very helpful. I was glad we could mail products easily. Good maple syrup, nice gift shop, very helpful employees. Go and see for yourself!

QuikFlixx Studios

Sunday, July 15, 2018
Nice place for family visit. People are nice! Sugar is great!!!

Bill Hayes

Sunday, June 24, 2018
Excellent maple-chocolate twist creemees (softserv ice cream).

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