A cold wind blows through the valley where the maples stand. Branches creak and groan in the frigid air; tossing trees clatter against one another. Brilliant sunlight flashes and dazzles from above, casting shadows on the drifting snow.
It won’t be long until the woods are filled with the tramp of the tappers. Drilling holes in the trees and connecting maple to maple, lacing the hillsides with blue lines. A motley crew: bearded, hooded, shielded from the wind that grasps at breath and leaves one gasping. The tapping goes on for several days–a week or more–until every mature maple is part of a vast organism. Soon, the sap will flow through the lines, coursing to the rythm of Spring’s new life.
Soon, but until then, the hills lie silent, and the trees slumber. Flaming white snow lies undisturbed beneath the sun’s frigid glare.
Pasture raised turkeys, free of medication and hormones, are available for order from Roxbury Mountain Maple. We grow these healthy birds on our farm, where they have acres to roam. Weights range from 12-24 lbs, but call today, as Thanksgiving is fast approaching and the smaller sizes will sell out quickly. Pick-up can be arranged at Union Square Market for the Monday and Wednesday before Thanksgiving.
Earlier this week, the New York Times featured our Maple Cotton Candy! Here is what they said about it:
To Enjoy: A Sweet That’s Missing The Ferris Wheel
“Don’t think of cotton candy as just a carnival treat. The spun-sugar confection has become a year-round snack, sold in supermarkets and online. And forget pink; this time of year you’re more likely to find it in beige, made with maple sugar. They give away gobs of maple cotton candy seasoned with cardamom to customers at BLT Fish, a restaurant in the Flatiron district. In the Greenmarkets, maple cotton candy is sold by maple syrup purveyors like Roxbury Mountain Maple and Wood Homestead. And in Chelsea Market, Liddabit Sweets spins it onto pretzel rods: $3 to $5 a portion at most places.”
We are so excited and honored to be featured in the New York Times!
Coming soon this fall, Snowday , the first food truck from Drive Change, will be featuring an entirely maple menu , using syrup from Roxbury Mountain Maple. Savory maple roasted brussel sprouts, maple pulled pork sandwiches, and maple bacon donuts are only a few of the options they will have to offer.
Drive Change is an organization in NYC that aims to give youth recently released from jail and prison a second chance. We look forward to collaborating with this worthwhile endeavor as they, “serve delicious, inspired, menus with a side of social justice.” Drive Change’s founder, Jordyn Lexington, has been featured in several stories, among them posts on Brooklyn Based, and The Huffington Post. Also, check out their face book page for updates on when Snowday will hit the road.
For more information, or to try our maple syrup for yourself, click here, or give us a call at (607) 538-1500!
Maple syrup is as sweet for your taste buds as it is for your health. Eating maple syrup can help improve your health because it is an excellent source of manganese and zinc.
Maple syrup aids the health of your heart, as the zinc that is present in syrup can help protect against atherosclerosis.
Is it true that syrup can help with your immune system, too? Yes, it is! Many immune cells depend on zinc and manganese for optimal function. Zinc deficiency, especially in children, has shown to compromise numbers of white blood cells and immune response. The manganese helps to lessen inflammation, which supports healing.
Eating maple syrup can help improve your health, and you’re in luck because here at Roxbury Mountain Maple, we produce some of the finest maple syrup in New York! Give us a call today!
Roxbury Mountain Maple will soon be at the Green Markets of NYC three times a week. Starting November 1st we will have a tent at the 97th street Friday market, in addition to being at the Union Square market on Monday and Wednesday. Stop by and stock up on all things maple, or call us today to have a taste of the market delivered to your doorstep.
Roxbury Mountain Maple’s grade A syrup is now a staple ingredient at Peacefood Cafe in Manhattan New York where they make their pastries and desserts without refined sugar. Maple syrup is an excellent substitute for granulated sugar, satisfying the cravings of the most dedicated sweet tooth. If you can’t stop by Peacefood cafe, try making your own desserts using some all natural and awful good maple syrup.
Maple syrup has so many more uses other than as a breakfast topping! Give Roxbury Mountain Maple a call today for more information!
Making maple syrup means we see a lot of trees. Thousands of them, actually. The view is lovely; enjoy some of our daily scenery.
Syrup has caused more eloquent exclamation than “Yum!” (Although we do agree that this is a top-notch response.) Have a look at Robert Frost’s thoughts on sugaring:
“Evening in a Sugar Orchard”
From where I lingered in a lull in march
outside the sugar-house one night for choice,
I called the fireman with a careful voice
And bade him leave the pan and stoke the arch:
‘O fireman, give the fire another stoke,
And send more sparks up chimney with the smoke.’
I thought a few might tangle, as they did,
Among bare maple boughs, and in the rare
Hill atmosphere not cease to glow,
And so be added to the moon up there.
The moon, though slight, was moon enough to show
On every tree a bucket with a lid,
And on black ground a bear-skin rug of snow.
The sparks made no attempt to be the moon.
They were content to figure in the trees
As Leo, Orion, and the Pleiades.
And that was what the boughs were full of soon.
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