SABINSVILLE, Pa.—Big improvements at Pennsylvania's biggest sugarbush with new CDL sap silos.
Terri & Terry Patterson took over ownership as the 4th generation sugar makers of Patterson Farms in Sabinsville, Pa. after Terry’s father, Richard, passed away in 2017.
Richard would be proud to see them keeping his legacy alive by accomplishing plans he had for the farm before he passed, as well as bringing some of their own ideas to the business.
Patterson Farms is the largest producer in Pennsylvania with more than 80,000 taps.
As an effort to maximize efficiency they recently purchased three 12’x20’ CDL Stainless Steel Sap Silos.
The silos can be fed from top or bottom.
The bottom is sloped for full drainage, and is equipped with a washing system.
Each silo can hold 17,000 gallons.
Trucks will unload sap into the first silo where it will then run through a sand filter into the second silo.
Filtering the sap before it runs through the RO will prolong the life of their membranes and prefilters.
The third silo will hold permeate from the RO for cleaning.