Woodlands group offers sugarhouse tour
BRATTLEBORO — On Saturday, March 19, at 11 a.m. Windham Regional Woodlands Association will present a tour of the Robb Family Farm Sugarhouse in Brattleboro.
From the Robbs: "Early each spring, just as the blush of new life begins to show in the Vermont countryside, sugaring time starts at the Robb farm. Charlie Jr. collects the sap and then the sap is slowly boiled down the traditional way, with a wood-fired arch. Our maple syrup is the perfect match for pancakes, waffles, or ice cream.
"The Robb Farm produces 100 percent pure and natural maple syrup with nothing added, free of contaminants – that means no formaldehyde, pesticides or chemicals. The Robb Family has been maple sugaring for generations, practicing sound woodland stewardship, taking great pride in the hard work required to bringyou the very finest pure maple syrup. The sugarhouse is a special feature of this six-generation farm. Built in 1998 to replace the old 1920s sugarhouse that "gave up," it was decided to make it a little more accessible to the road. We are ramping up our operation from 2,200 taps to 8,500 taps. We have also converted part of the old milking room into a kitchen where we will be making all of our value-added products, such as maple candy, maple ice cream and maple coated nuts."
Robb Farm maple syrup and maple products will be available for purchase at the tour. This event is family-friendly, free and open to the public.
For more information contact Sam Schneski 802-885-8823 Sam.Schneski@vermont.gov
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