Sweet Retreats and
Vermont Maple Syrup begins with pure sap from the Vermont Sugar
Maple tree. The sap is collected in the spring, taken to
the sugar house, and carefully boiled down until the flavor,
sweetness, color, and viscosity results in maple syrup
perfection. Coming from the tree, maple sap is approximately 98% water and 2%
sugar, and beginning it's path to become pure Vermont maple
syrup. When the syrup is finished, it is only 33% water and 67% sugar.
It takes about 40 gallons of the thin, sweet sap of the sugar
maple to make one gallon of our beautiful Vermont maple syrup.
final product requires careful finishing.
Ray uses a hydrometer cup to measure the
density of the maple syrup before
beginning to pour.
custom Pure Vermont Maple Syrup jugs make it convenient to store and pour, and are
also can package our Pure Vermont Maple Syrup in elegant
etched bottles, tailor-made for your personal or
corporate gift, or to mark a special occasion.
see our page on Etched
details on these wonderful custom
to our Guest House are afforded complementary pure Vermont maple syrup from our sugarhouse year
round throughout their stay. If you visit during the
spring sugaring season, you are invited to drop in our
sugarworks, watch our maple syrup being made, and even pitch in if you
Pure Vermont Maple Syrup is available by mail order purchase -
please visit our