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Thurman Maple Days Host Farms: The night before day 1

It’s the night before the beginning of Thurman Maple Days, 2019, sort of like Christmas eve, and I’m thinking about the farm friends who will be hosting tomorrow and all through the next three weekends. I got in touch with some earlier this evening to see how preps were going. Knowing how cold it has […]

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Our series on Maple Days Host Farms…Nettle Meadow Farm

I checked in with Sheila Flanagan recently, to see what preps are in progress for Maple Days, and what visitors should expect. It has been a crazy few weeks for Nettle Meadow, with marketing trips and shows, but plans are firming up. They will be featuring their newly-awarded cheeses at Maple Days: Sappy Ewe, a […]

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Continuing our Series on the Maple Days Host Farms

Valley Road Maple Farm Mike Hill, who partners with Ralph Senecal to run Valley Road Maple Farm, took time out from his sugaring to get in touch a few days ago. When I asked how their sugaring preps were going, he groaned and said the weather has created real problems for them (as it has […]

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Continuing our series: Thurman Farms

Thurman Farms in Their “Down Time”: Blackberry Hill Farm and Sanctuary As promised, I’ve been keeping tabs on our host farms, seeing how they keep busy as they wait for and prepare for Thurman Maple Days. Last week I checked in with Bob and Irene Barody, owners of Blackberry Hill Farm and Sanctuary, a diversified […]

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Maple Fact Fun

Test Your Maple Sap Savvy Over the years we’ve heard lots of interesting ideas people have about maple production, and we thought since the season is nigh, that we’d take a moment to share information. But first, test yourself withoug peeking at the answer below (no need to click; we made it easy.)     […]

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Toad Hill Maple Farm

Continuing our series “Winter Down-Time on our Thurman Farms” Toad Hill Maple Farm       Toad Hill Maple Farm reports that they’ve been busy thinning/logging a new section of sugarbush and running more tubing. When the weather eased up and the snow settled a little, they got busy stringing up a new mainline and […]

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Thurman Farms in their “down time”…

  “Down Time”? Winter Notes from our Thurman Farms Let’s just get this said right now: Although it might seem as though winter is a time for our farmers to relax a bit, when on is a farm owner, there is no “down time”. Here in Thurman, we may not be welcoming guests every day […]

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Cherishing Memories of our Fall Farm Tour 2018

October 6 dawned chilly and gray, but our Fall Farm Tour hosts launched into their final preps for the big day. All was ready when guests began to arrive, passports in hand, some just having finished their pancake breakfast at Valley Road Maple. Valley Road served their pancakes and Oscar’s sausage drizzled with Valley Road Syrup, […]

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Prize Donations Galore!

As many of you know, this year’s Fall Farm Tour will feature a Passport Prize Drawing. Pick up a passport at any of the sites (it has a map and list that will guide you around the tour), and have each site punch your card. When you need to head for home, drop the whole […]

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