Tom Cook inside his evaporator room in southwest Michigan where he makes syrup from Maple trees he planted himself 30-years ago.
Second-year pro Robbie Payne plays for the Adirondack Thunder in Glens Falls, N.Y. and lives in Orford, N.H., where he’s learning the ropes as a new maple producer.
A barrel of syrup gets weighed in at the loading dock at Bascom Maple Farms in Alstead, N.H. Sugarmakers are not going to see an improvement in the bulk syrup pricing this season, buyers say.
Dartmouth College students tap trees, collect sap, boil the sap into maple sugar, and give educational tours at the college’s Organic Farm in Hanover, N.H. Researchers there are predicting that climate change will virtually wipe out maple production in