Welcome to Plummer's Sugar House! We are third generation sugarmakers and have been making maple syrup for the past 40 years.
We start tapping our trees the beginning of February and it takes up to a couple of weeks to tap all of our trees. We presently boil from about 12,000 taps.
Anytime from mid-February on, or as soon as the days warm up to 40 degrees and the nights still freeze up again, the sap will run from the trees into holding tanks.
It then begins the process of being boiled and made into delicious maple syrup.
If you are ever in our small town of Grafton, Vermont please come by and visit us! We are located at 2866 Townshend Road in Grafton.
Our gift shop is usually open 7 days a week and a free tour of our sugar house is yours with any purchase.
We will explain the process of collecting sap from the maple trees, how it is boiled, filtered and then finally canned.
If you are lucky enough to be in Grafton during sugar season (mid-February through mid-April) you might even see the actual boiling of the sap into syrup and get a sample taste of the delicious hot product, fresh from the trees!
It would be a good idea to give us a call this time of year before you head over - we can let you know if we will be boiling.
By standard mail:
Plummer's Sugar House
2866 Townshend Road
Grafton, VT 05146
802-843-2207 (between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time)email@example.com
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Did You Know?
It takes 40-45 gallons of sap to make 1 gallon of maple syrup.
One taphole in a tree will yield 10 gallons of sap and will condense into 1 quart of maple syrup when boiled.
It does not hurt the tree to take sap. A 15" diameter tree will produce 150 gallons of sap every day. We only take 10 gallons of sap per tap from that tree during the whole season.
One of every four trees in Northern New England is a sugar maple.
Real maple syrup is delicious used in receipes. It can be used in place of any sweetener. Use 3/4 cup of Pure Maple Syrup to replace 1 cup of sugar in any receipe and reduce the liquid in the recipe by about 3 tablespoons for every cup of syrup used.
Enjoy a Maple Milk Shake today! In blender combine about 2 cups of milk, 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream, 1/2 cup Pure Maple Syrup (or to your own taste). Blend and enjoy!