Vermont Trade Winds Farm in Shoreham

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Vermont Trade Winds Farm in Shoreham

The sap at Vermont Trade Winds Farm in Shoreham was boiling when we arrived on Saturday. Smoke and steam were billowing from the sugarhouse, and all I could smell was the sweet scent of maple.

Dave and I decided to take a drive to this Addison County sugarhouse during Maple Open House Weekend, an annual event when Vermont sugarmakers open their doors to the public.

Since we moved to Vermont four years ago, we’ve made a point to venture out to sugarhouses every year during Maple Open House Weekend. There’s always such a strong sense of community at this event, and the sugarmakers are more than happy to talk to people about the process of making maple syrup.

As we all know, Sunday is the first day of spring. To celebrate, we’re having pancakes for breakfast.

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  • From Beyond My Kitchen Window
    Posted at 00:50h, 20 March Reply

    There is nothing like top grade amber maple syrup. Your pancakes are going to be delicious. Happy Spring!!

  • A New England Life
    Posted at 00:53h, 20 March Reply

    Isn’t it wonderful! I just love the smell. There’s nothing like it. So glad you and your husband take advantage of a great tradition.

    I’m eating vanilla ice cream with syrup bottled this afternoon : )

  • Larry
    Posted at 02:26h, 20 March Reply

    Brings back memories from my childhood of making maple syrup with my grandfather in the Sugarbush Valley! Larry

  • Erica Houskeeper
    Posted at 13:56h, 20 March Reply

    @Susan — Happy Spring to you too! I am looking forward to having some maple syrup this morning. Hope all is well.

    @Sharon – Loved your sugar shack photo yesterday. Hmmm…maybe we’ll pick up some vanilla ice cream today, too 🙂

    @Larry – There’s something so timeless about this tradition. I hope you can visit VT at some point during maple season.

  • Polka
    Posted at 01:52h, 21 March Reply

    I would love to see that for 🙂 Once in school we had a visitor from Upstate NY and she was a maple syrup maker so she was telling kids all about it. very interesting 🙂

  • Chris Petrak
    Posted at 15:01h, 25 March Reply

    When I was in the Canadian Rockies last summer, I wanted to order pancakes but first had to know if the syrup was maple syrup. It wasn’t, so I had eggs. How can one settle for anything less? Maple Syrup is one of the basic food groups.

  • Nicki
    Posted at 04:46h, 05 April Reply

    I bet it tastes great! I love real maple syrup! Put it on my pancakes and sausage!

  • Tony
    Posted at 13:56h, 05 April Reply

    Oh to be back in Vermont this week! Man am I craving some syrup right now… Mouth watering…

  • Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes
    Posted at 01:03h, 07 April Reply

    I love real maple syrup! There’s nothing like it! I always have it on hand!

  • Vermont Web Design
    Posted at 17:33h, 19 April Reply

    It’s the only maple syrup I’ll use!

  • Kritter Keeper at Farm Tails
    Posted at 15:04h, 01 May Reply

    i won’t eat any other syrup either. grampie had to stir and tend to the syrup when he was a boy all by himself back in the day. he said he hated that and it was hard and lonely job but he tapped his trees once he had his own farm and carried on the tradition as an adult. i miss vermont!!!

  • Todd Larson
    Posted at 02:20h, 11 May Reply

    There’s nothing like pure maple syrup from maple syrup country — Vermont! Pancakes with the real thing on top are the best taste in the world!

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