Our driveway is gravel and winds through the woods for about 4/10 of a mile before opening up to our farmhouse, barn, and sugar shack. We took a moment to capture the beauty of the changing leaves on this sunny fall morning.
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We just received our new sap releasers. A releaser separates the sap from the air in the vacuum system and is critical for both performance and sap quality. These electric releasers are more efficient and easier to clean and will help us collect more gallons of higher quality sap. In addition to the two pictured, our partner that sells us sap purchased one as well. We’re now up to five of these in the woods. These each have 2x 2HP pumps and move sap from 7500 taps over 1000 feet. Our smaller woods only need a single 1HP pump since they have ~3000 taps going <100 feet. More pictures once we get them installed!
We managed to check another item off of our summer to do list recently. Our pole barn now has a cement floor, which will make moving pallets around much easier than when it was gravel. We also added a hydraulic pallet jack to assist in that task.
We know it sounds cliche, but our team here at Nova Maple Syrup is like a family! We really do have a lot of fun together at work. The sugar shack regularly smells like maple but that delicious scent is also accompanied by the sounds of laughter.
What started 5 years ago with Jake and one other full time worker has now grown into 6 full time people. Hailee resigned from teaching in June of 2018 to join the business full time and in the past year we have welcomed two old friends and two new friends.
Pictured: (top row) Nova the dog, Jake L, Yoda, Hailee; (bottom row) Brian, Kameron, Jake C.
We are extremely lucky to have experienced continued growth in 2020, which is not only due to the hard work of our awesome employees, but also to the loyal customers we have met along the way.