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Take a Look!

March 31, 2016 Randi Korona

This past Winter had us all wondering what the heck the 2016 Maple Season would look like?!?  With such mild temperatures, nobody really knew what to expect.  Our  maple season has been just as busy as usual, with some very long days.  We put together a few photos so you can see what it all looks like, which means that we've got a video blog for you today!  From gathering sap to boiling it down to seeing the finished product, here's a look at all of the steps involved in bringing you your taste of maple sweetness.   Check out...


It Starts With Love

November 28, 2015 Randi Korona

Let's face it - we wouldn't be in the maple business if we didn't love it.  I think I've already mentioned that we put a lot of long hours into our lives as maple producers.  And as anyone involved in the agriculture industry can tell you: the blood, sweat, and tears that go into our everyday work can be taxing.  But there is a reason why we do it, and that reason is the love that we have for our product.  For producing our product, for consuming our product, and for marketing our product.  This year the marketing of our...


All Good Things Must End

April 24, 2015 Randi Korona

The old saying goes, "April showers bring May flowers..." But maple producers know that it is often these showers that also mark the end of the sap season.  Our April showers have officially marked the end of the maple season at Stone House Farm.  And what a season it has been.  This year we produced 1,516 gallons of maple syrup.  This is the most syrup ever made on our farm and we are very happy with the year we had.  Just as it is every year, the end of our season is often a bittersweet one.  There are some reasons...


It's HUGE!

April 10, 2015 Randi Korona

That's right... this has been a BIG week!  Our goal each season is to produce 1,000 gallons of maple syrup.  We feel that with the size of our operation, that's a pretty realistic and attainable goal.  After such a late start, and winter weather that was seemingly never going to end, it was really hard to tell if we would be able to reach our goal this season.  The problem with such a late start is that as soon as the warm temperatures come and the trees start budding, the season is over.  Well, that Spring warm-up has clearly been delayed...


A Sweet N Sour Week

April 03, 2015 Randi Korona

It has been a very interesting start to the 2015 maple season.  We traditionally open our sap house doors on the weekends during the months of February, March, and April so that people can fill their bellies and watch maple syrup being made.  February through April are considered the typical maple months in New York State.  However, this year, February was a complete bust.  With record cold temperatures and never-ending snowstorms, there was just no way that the sap was going to run.  And now, with such a deep freeze in the ground, each of our sap runs have been...