Burn Off Steam This Weekend

Still crying because you couldn’t make it to our last Maple Weekend? Dry you tears. We’re throwing open the doors to our sugar house this Saturday and Sunday and hope you’ll walk right in. The sap is running, which means you’ll get to try warm syrup right out of the evaporator.

These’s no better way to spend the weekend. We hope to see you! Stop in any time between 12 – 6PM.

You can do any and all of the following during your visit:

  • Sample award winning maple syrup.
  • Experience the process that goes into producing maple syrup.
  • Discover the woods where it all begins.
  • Enjoy free samples of delicious maple confections on homemade pastries.
  • Bring your kids. There is an adorable calf waiting to meet them.
  • Learn the craft behind candy-making.
  • Drink in the beauty of upstate New York. It’s worth the trip.
  •  Tour our state of the art sugar house.
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    More on Maple Weekend 2014

    The crew at Roxbury Mountain Maple learns more about the art of making maple syrup year by year. While many of you may not know too much about how this form of liquid gold is made, we are opening our doors to you this weekend, March 22-23, and next weekend,  March 29-30, offering you the chance to learn about the process.

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    Maple Syrup is only made for a couple of months each year, although this can vary drastically based on the weather.  You are always more than welcome to stop by our maple house anytime during the year, but we are officially unrolling the welcome mat this weekend and next! We are so excited to show our customers the process that goes into producing our delicious, all natural syrup.

     

    In fact, maple producers all over the region will be opening their sap houses to the public on the weekends of March 22-23 and March 29-30. This is an annual event, encouraging people to experience the camaraderie and fun of the maple season.

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    At Roxbury Mountain Maple we’ll be boiling off, giving tours of the sugar-bush and sap house, and serving free pastries and coffee in our charming country store.

    Our animals are usually a part of the fun, too, so be sure to bring your kids; you will get to enjoy the livestock, chickens, roosters, and other animals we raise at Roxbury Mountain Maple!

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    We’d invite Aunt Jemima, but she’s a little too embarrassed to show up.

    For more about the regional event, please visit: mapleweekend.com, or give Roxbury Mountain a call at 607-538-1500.

    Saturday and Sunday
    March 22-23, 2014.

    Saturday and Sunday
    March 29-30, 2014.

    New York Maple Weekend 2014

    It’s sugaring season, and sugar houses all over New York will be opening their doors to welcome guests March 22-23rd & 29-30th. You can go to the official Maple Weekend website for directions and further details at: http://www.mapleweekend.com/.

    Visit Roxbury Mountain Maple between 1:00PM and 7:00PM and enjoy fun activities and delicious, free samples. We hope you will stop by and make yourselves at home.

    While you are here:

    •  Tour our state of the art sugar house.
    • Sample award winning maple syrup.
    • Experience the process that goes into producing maple syrup.
    • Discover the woods where it all begins.
    • Enjoy free samples of delicious maple confections on homemade pastries.
    • Bring your kids. There is an adorable calf waiting to meet them.
    • Learn the craft behind candy-making.
    • Drink in the beauty of Upstate New York. It’s worth the trip.

    We Can’t Wait to See You!

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    Winter Woods

    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

    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.DSC_7504

    The New York Times

    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!IMG_0044_2

     

    Drive Change-Featuring our Maple Syrup!

    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!

    What are the health benefits of maple syrup?

    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 IMG_0154_2depend 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!

    Green Markets of NYC

    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 you97th Street Marketr doorstep.

    Maple Syrup at Peacefood Cafe in Manhattan, NY

    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 stoGalloneJug (deleted 937431aa83c814eb342f3ac3c4d4c0d0)p 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!