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~About Mount Mansfield Maple Products~

Mount Mansfield Maple Products

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Mount Mansfield Maple Products

Welcome to Mount Mansfield Maple Products. Our maple farm is nestled within the foothills of Vermont's Green Mountains and near the base of Vermont's tallest peak, Mount Mansfield. We harvest maple sap from almost 600 acres of the most loved Mount Mansfield Maple Productsand well cared for maple trees in the world. We are stewards of these woods, and appreciate that without these magnificent trees that our livelood could not exist. Our farm includes beaver ponds with mountain streams, rolling pastures and thick brush, old growth forests and new, cliffs and hollows and all of this accented with breathtaking views of the setting sun illuminating the ridgelines of Mount Mansfield.

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We work hard to cultivate a healthy habitat for wildlife and it is common to spot deer, bear, mink, otter, beaver, fisher cat, bobcat, wild turkey, geese, ducks, heron, woodpeckers and songbirds of all variety within our wildlife refuge. From the harvesting of maple sap to the distribution of our products we strive to have as little of an impact on our environment as possible by cleaning up after ourselves in our forests and through low impact stand cultivation, with our methods of maple prouction by seeking out technologies that make us more energy efficient at processing maple sap, and by utilizing recycled and post consumer sourced packaging whenever possible.


Mount Mansfield Maple Products

Mount Mansfield Maple Products holds memberships with The Vermont Maple Sugar Makers Association (VMSMI) and Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR). Our roots run deep within Vermont and as such we support our community through several local non-profits including Camp Takumta for children with cancer, Mountain Rottie Rescue for canine rescue and rehabilitation, The Travis Roy Foundation for spinal chord injury support and research and The Vermont Police K9 Association which supports the furriest members of law enforcement.

We love everything about maple, and after over five generations of perfecting our craft, you can rest assured that the maple products on this site are as good as it gets. We look forward to sharing our passion with you and thank you for supporting our family maple farm.

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~Meet the Sugarmakers~

Chris

Chris White -Owner
My grandfather was a dairy farmer, as was his father, and grandfather before. They made maple syrup on the farm, living off the land. When the farm closed down my father and mother moved and purchased 120 acres of sugar woods and began tapping trees. Years later, when I joined the maple farm, I started Mount Mansfield Maple Products as a way to sell my share of our maple syrup crop. Initially Mansfield Maple consisted of a website and a post office box. The only product we offered was maple syrup. We boxed up the jugs in the garage of our apartment at night and worked the family Christmas tree farm during the day. As Mansfield Maple grew we began to offer maple candy. My wife and I bought a house, and we converted the entire downstairs into a maple kitchen. More products were developed, and demand for these products practically forced us out of the house. In order to keep up we moved into the location we are in today. We now have over 3,000 square feet of production space where we bottle syrup, produce "best in show" candy, develop our mouth watering confections, and pack and ship products all over the world. In addition to our retail expansion, we purchased an additionl 450 acres of forest land and expanded our maple sugar bush to encompass almost 600 acres. I am a Fifth generation maple sugar maker. Maple is in my blood. I love everything about maple and look forward to sharing it with you.

Lindsay

Lindsay White -Owner
Lindsay works behind the scenes here at Mansfield Maple assisting with product development and helping to steer the course of the business. Her input has been invaluable and has helped mold Mansfield Maple into what it is today. If she had a dollar for ever time we asked her "What do you think of..." she could retire early (and so could Chris!) Lindsay's full time Job is in Human Resources at a large local Colchester, Vermont company. Lindsay is an active equestrian with a focus on Jumping and takes immense joy from her three Rotties and her participation with Mountain Rottie Rescue

Sarah

Sarah -Shop Manager
Sarah is what you would call the "MVP" of Mount Mansfield Maple Products. She is the glue that holds the production shop together. Sarah has a hand in just about all operations here at Mansfield Maple, from producing maple candy, to bottling syrup, to packaging and shipping orders, to customer service and just about anything else that needs to get done. When things get a little hectic around here, Sarah steps up to the plate, brings order from chaos, and gets the job done. When you call to ask a question or place an order there is a great chance she is the person with whom you will speak. Sarah has two loveable pit bulls at home and a few dozen chickens. One of her great passions in life is gardening and with a quick look around her house in the country this becomes quite clear!

Bob

Bob -Operations Expert
Bob has forgotten more about maple sugaring than many people could learn in two lifetimes. He is a reverse osmosis expert, vacuum expert, and an expert in Yankee Ingenuity. He never stops experimenting and believes that perfection can always be improved upon. This drives him to innovate with new and existing technologies to improve process efficiency and product quality. He is not out there to re-invent the wheel... just to make it better. In addition to maple sugaring, Bob along with his wife Joan own one of the largest and most successful choose and cut Christmas tree farms in the northeast. His hobbies are his livelihood, but if you can't find him on the farm, chances are he is enjoying some quiet water in the kayak with his wife.

Joan

Joan -Maple Cream Wizard
One of Joan's real passions is coming up with new maple recipes, whether they use maple as an ingredient, or whether maple is the main ingredient. Joan produces all the maple cream here at Mansfield Maple and her ability at producing the best maple cream around has made her one of the key people at the Champlain Valley Fair's Maple Sugar House where she has been producing maple cream for their non-profit organization for over 30 years! Joan is also one of the key individuals who produce maple syrup here at Mansfield Maple and spends tireless hours beside the evaporator drawing off most of the premium Vermont maple syrup we produce. Outside of the sugarhouse and Christmas tree farm her true passions lie with her 14 year old golden retriever Teala, kayaking, painting and gardening.

Dave

Dave -Sugar Bush Technician
It does not matter how cold it gets you will only find Dave working in the the woods in a pair of shorts. We're talking 10 below zero, in 4 feet of snow, in a blizzard or wind and sleet, Dave is in shorts. We're not even sure he owns a pair of pants, let alone snow pants. All joking aside, Dave is one of the hardest workers here on the farm. He has only one exertion level: 110%. Everything from cutting trees to making repairs to sap lines fall under Dave's area of expertise. He hates leaks in our sap line vacuum system and spends hours and hours every season hunting down these vacuum leaks. Dave's motto and most used quote: "Sugaring is always uphill."

Tom

Tom -Sugar House Operations
Tom is a 35 year veteran of the Vermont Forest and Parks agency. He has dedicated his life work to a stewardship of Mother Nature and helping others to enjoy it. If there is steam rising at Cloverdale Sugarhouse you can bet Tom is there to lend a hand or as often as not, run the show. Tom has an intimate understanding of everything in the sugarhouse from evaporator to filter press. He makes sure that the evaporator is running smoothly and monitors sap level, foam action, niter build up and more. He is an expert at balancing syrup density, determining grade and taste tests a sample of just about every barrel we make. Tom's experience and expertise in forestry also makes him an invaluable asset with our sugar bush management plan, determining cull trees, cultivating maple stands and more.

Maple Candy Crew

Seasonal Crew -Maple Candy
Every fall we have a seasonal maple candy crew that comes in to help prepare us for the holiday rush. We produce almost three tons of maple candy each year and most of that is in the last few months of the year. We produce all of this candy without the use of machines so skilled human hands are needed to get the job done. Our seasonal crew removes the candy from molds, candy coats it with pure maple syrup and boxes it up for shipping - all by hand. Without this dedicated seasonal crew we couldn't possibly keep up! A big thanks to these folks for making it happen!

Jeff and Sue

Jeff and Sue -Designated Hitters
Jeff is a full time professional hot air balloon pilot. He owns and operates the largest hot air balloon in the Eastern United States and has carried thousands of passengers for miles above the picturesque Vermont Green Mountains. During our busy holiday season life can get a little crazy around here. The crush of holiday orders is always a challenge to keep up with and on more than a couple of days Jeff has shown up to help give us a boost in production to handle the rush. While Jeff is here he collects all the "factory seconds" he can find and brings them home to share with his wife Sue who works in human resources for a large local Vermont company. The funny part about this is that we don't make factory seconds, and Sue cannot confirm the part about Jeff sharing anything. Be sure to book a flight with Above Reality Hot Air Balloons next time you visit Vermont!

Lee

Lee- Honorary Sugarmaker
Lee works in IT for a large local Vermont company in Colchester. Lee has helped out with Mansfield Maple a number times over the years. Whether it is moving barrels of syrup or providing feedback on stages of product development, Lee is quick to lend a hand. He also often shows up at the sugarhouse when we are boiling to carry pails of syrup as we draw off the evaporator. One of his true passions and talents in life is photography. You'll never find him without his camera, often photographing people, events, weddings or his favorite subject: Mother Nature.

Roger

Roger- Honorary Sugarmaker
Roger owns and operates Earl's Cyclery and Fitness in South Burlington. Earl's is one of the top 100 bicycle shops in the country and every year hosts one of the largest bike swaps nationwide drawing almost a thousand bikes and five thousand people. Roger makes an annual pilgrimage to Cloverdale Sugarhouse and enjoys just about everything maple. His extensive background in business has made Roger an unofficial consultant for Mansfield Maple. Chris and Roger go way back and spend many hours together discussing business ideas, market conditions, and customer service.
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