Welcome to January! It’s time to prepare the sugarbush! It seems like yesterday, and yet also a long time ago, that the nation went into lockdown. Last March we were isolated on our hill in Huntington, Vermont, with only one task: boil the thousands of gallons of maple sap into maple syrup, one stick of…
Old Fashioned Maple Syrup
From our sugarbush to your home!
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.
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.