3 Lemnah Drive
St. Albans, VT 05478
Note: This is our source for glass bottles and spiles. They provide a full
line of products at competitive prices.
418 Underwood Road
Hermon, NY 13653
Jim is our source for plastic sap collection bags and spiles. Click here to see the product and a brief paper on bag preparation.
Smoky Lake Maple
1400 Wildenberg Dr.
Kaukauna, WI 54130
Note: Smoky Lake Maple is our source for the evaporator, filter and related
components. Jim Schumacher at Smoky Lake Maple has been very helpful. His
product’s are top quality and his advice and expertise has moved us forward in
our maple syrup making hobby. I highly recommend his company. We have met with
him personally and appreciate his passion for the industry and for helping the
3434 4th Avenue S
Seattle, WA 98134
Note: Specialty Bottle is the company that provides our glass containers for maple syrup. They have excellent line of products that are competitively priced.
Leader Evaporator Co., Inc.
49 Jonergin Drive
Swanton, Vermont 05488
Note: Leader Evaporator is a provider of many products for the sugaring industry. They were our source for fancy Maple leaf shaped glass bottles.
Michael Farrell, PHD
Director of The Uihlein Forest
Cornell University Department of Natural Resources
Cornell Sugar Maple Research & Extension Program
NOTE: Michael Farrell has been very helpful to us. We enjoy working with him and
find his book most informative.
The Sugarmaker’s Companion is the first guide of its kind addressing the small- and large-scale syrup producer seeking to make a profitable business from maple, birch, and walnut sap. This comprehensive work incorporates valuable information on ecological forest management, value-added products, and the most up-to-date techniques on sap collection and processing. It is, most importantly, a guide to an integrated sugaring operation, interconnected to the whole-farm system, woodland, and community.
It is authored by Michael Farrell, sugarmaker and director of the Uihlein Forest at Cornell University. The book offers information on setting up and maintaining a viable sugaring business by incorporating the wisdom of traditional sugarmaking with the value of modern technology (such as reverse-osmosis machines and vacuum tubing). He gives a balanced view of the industry while offering a realistic picture of how modern technology can be beneficial, from both an economic and an environmental perspective.
Willis Orchard Company
P.O. Box 119
Berlin, GA 31722.
Note: Willis Orchard Company is our supplier of trees for the orchard. They were
very helpful in assisting us in the selection of the right products for our part
of the country.
NOTE: Drip Works is our source for the irrigation pipe and components that we
used to irrigate the orchard and Christmas tree planting. The customer service
is great and they will help you design a system.
Jaffrey Manufacturing Co.
Note: Jaffrey Manufacturing is our source for the cider press. The model 8400
Press is the best we found.
US Plastic Corp.
Note: This is our source for the plastic jugs will use to package apple cider. These are the jugs we use: www.usplastic.com/catalog/search.aspx?search=jugs&page=1