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Our 39th Year!

February 2, 2014 – Ground Hog Day. Above average warmth as I write and sap could be running. Of course we are not tapped out yet as it is still early. Sap will run whenever there are freezing nights and daytime temperatures above freezing. Even in November, December, and January! Experience has taught us that the best time to tap is late February. That is when the weather is consistent for good sap flows and the sap has its highest sugar content.

Yes, this is our 39th Year of maple syrup production here in Concord. We are Concord’s oldest and only continuously operating sugarhouse. It is fun to wonder how many visitors we have had and how many thousands of gallons of sap we have boiled to make Mother Nature’s sweetest liquid in those 39 years.

January gave us a wide variation of temperatures. On the warm days we were able to clear storm damage from existing sap lines and run whole new main lines in some of our woods. We will continue to install new tap lines and expand our sugarwoods as weather allows. On those bitter cold days in January we spend time working in the sugarhouse. Our evaporator is ready for the first sap run!

We agree with the old saying that you are never too old to learn so we attended the Vermont Maple School held in Northern Vermont last month. One workshop on tubing sanitation confirmed our belief that clean tubing makes for superior flavor in syrup. The labor-intensive method of cleaning tubing that we have used forever still brings the most positive results. We learned some new techniques on tubing installations and ways to enhance our gravity tubing system. We also learned more about the changes coming in maple syrup grading. Would you believe no more Grade B? Vermont has adopted the new International grade system. When New Hampshire adopts this new grade system we will give you more information. On another note, Vermont has adopted a voluntary sugarhouse inspection process. We have reviewed Vermont’s criteria and feel confident that we would easily pass their inspection. If New Hampshire had a voluntary inspection process, we would happily participate.

It distresses us to see maple producers use re-purposed and non-food grade equipment in maple syrup production. We will continue to use only food grade, lead-free, and chemical free equipment in our maple production. All of our maple equipment was purchased for the sole purpose of making maple syrup and it is only used in maple production.

This year our Annual Open House Weekend is March 22nd and 23rd which is the traditional Maple Weekend. Come see how our maple syrup is made, filtered and packaged. Visit our quaint, yet modern, sugarhouse and walk through the planted maple orchard. Watch the sap dripping into buckets and traveling down the tubing network into the sugarhouse. Sample our maple products including maple syrup, maple cream, sugar on snow, and maple cotton candy. Enjoy the self-guided educational orchard tour (bring your camera!). And as always feel free to ask us questions. We love to tell people about maple!

If you are unable to attend the Annual Open House and wish to visit at another time, please call to see when we will be boiling. We welcome visitors throughout the season. When the sap is flowing we typically gather in the morning and boil in the afternoon. A quick call to us will confirm what is happening (603-224-0820).

So watch the Concord, NH weather in later February. When nights consistently freeze in the 22-26 range and days are 38 to 46 you can be assured that our sugarhouse will be busy.

The maple season will be upon us. Don’t forget our Maple Weekend is March 22nd and 23rd from 10 am until 4 pm.

Come and have a Blast!


Welcome to Mapletree Farm.    We have been producing quality NH-made maple products for over 30 years from our sugarhouse in East Concord, New Hampshire.    Making maple syrup is a craft requiring skill, knowledge and an eye for perfection.  Combining practices passed down through the generations with the latest technology available allows us to make exceptional maple products, with a difference that you can taste. 

Maple makes a great gift.  We ship our products all over the world, and will be happy to work with you on your order whether you are interested in a gift for yourself, a loved one, or for corporate promotions.

We hope you come by and visit us during sugaring season to see our operation and our maple products.   You can also check out our products page to see the variety of authentic maple products available.
 
Sincerely,
 
Meg and Dean Wilber


This year's Open House will be on March 22 & 23, 2014.
Hours:  10am to 4pm.

We Hope To See You There!

Visit Concord's best-kept maple secret!  You'll be able to:
  • Get free samples of syrup, coated nuts, sugar on snow, and now maple cotton candy
  • See the sugar house in operation
  • Learn how syrup is made!
  • Watch the sap flow through hundreds of feet of tubing
  • Take a self-guided walking tour of the orchard and woodland
  • Stock up on maple products
Fun for the whole family!

Click here for directions!