Old Fashioned Maple Syrup

From our trees to your table!

A sugarbush nestled in the foothills of Vermont’s iconic mountain, The Couching Lion.

Today, many know our mountain as Camel’s Hump, but four hundred years ago, explorer Samuel de Champlain used “Le Lion Couchant,” or “Couching Lion” to describe Vermont’s second highest peak. We love the image of a lion couching, or resting, and looking over our sugar maples. Learn more about our stewardship practices and family sugaring history.

Hard work pays off…..

Why does our maple syrup taste so good? At Couching Lion Maple Sugar Farm, we are accustomed to hearing customers assert this syrup is far more flavorful, nuanced and delicious than their store bought variety. The secret is in the small batches, evaporated over a wood fired arch. Large producers use fuel oil to evaporate excess water from sap. Our wood fired syrup cooks longer with wood as a fuel source which creates an uncommonly delicious, buttery, caramelized flavor.

Sustainable Practices….

We care deeply about our sugarbush and the surrounding acreage and have taken steps to insure its health and productivity. The property is protected from future development through the Vermont Land Trust and managed through Vermont’s Current Use Program. We are enrolled in Audubon’s Bird Friendly Maple Project and take great measures to ensure migratory songbirds always have a place in our sugarbush! An important step toward supporting sound environmental practices is buying from bird friendly maple producers. Learn more below!

Shop Our Maple Products Online

Our maple syrup is derived from 100% pure, naturally organic, maple sap. Nothing is added as it boils over a hardwood fire. From our delicious syrup we create specialty items like Maple Sugar Spice blends and Maple Granulated Sugar.

Shop Our Maple Products In Person!

Our maple syrup products are available for contactless pick up at our kiosk at 223 Aestivalis Hill, Huntington, Vermont. You’ll find plastic and glass containers in all sizes. If you’d like something else from our site, we’ll leave a a bag with your name on it. Pay via check, cash, Venmo or request an invoice and pay with a credit card.

FROM OUR BLOG

Spring Newsletter 2021

Welcome Springtime! Sugaring 2021 is here! Sugarers all over the northeast are welcoming the season we prepare for all year long. The sugarhouse is ready, the wood has been stacked and drying for 10 months, the sugar lines are stretched from tree to tree and the taps are in! Everything that can be  prepared in advance…

Reviews from our happy shoppers.

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This is the best Maple syrup I’ve ever tasted and my kids agree 100%. It’s made the old Vermont way, by simmering the sap over a wood fire, so it’s natural and there’s no byproducts from processing like in almost all commercial syrups. I’m a huge fan and I use it in detox juicing as well as baking and candy making (at Christmas).

Shipping is fast and in my experience always includes a seasonal touch like a spring of spruce around the holidays or some dried maple leaves in fall. 

Try this and you will become a lifelong customer!! The small business is family run and their operation is bird friendly so you know your dollars are going to a good place. Five stars!!!!

-Juniper K

Hi Chaska and Matt,

I just wanted to thank you for all the information about your sugaring process, and care of the forest itself. It’s nice to know you take care of the environment as part of the process.

I had been curious about how you get your unique and consistent flavor and all of my friends have remarked on that. I’ve bought a lot of gift sized jars to give away and I also use your syrup is my granola-my grandkids love it!

Many thanks for your great product.

A satisfied customer,
Amy Handy

Amy, that syrup from Huntington is delicious!!.  I just had some on some buckwheat pancakes; Yummo!  We’ve always preferred that dark and “robust” flavor, what used to be called Vermont Grade B.  Thank you so much!

-Andrew Jackson

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