Tasty treats that can’t be found anywhere else.
If the label says “Made in Vermont,” you can bet it’s made with quality ingredients and handmade care. Maple reigns supreme in our area. When the warm spring air starts to melt the snow, you’ll see billows of steam rising from the woods like map pins pointing to the sugarmakers boiling sap to make maple syrup. Dozens of sugar shacks dot the Western Slopes, from small wood-fired outfits that still collect sap buckets by horse-drawn sleigh to more modern operations with tubes funneling sap from a few thousand trees.
Check out the shelves at many Vermont grocery stores or stroll through the local farmers’ market to find plenty of maple, plus a variety of jams, wines, pickles, sauces, snacks, freshly baked goods, and other edibles that are made right here by a number of small food artisans from our area.
Every year, sugarhouses throughout the Western Slopes open their doors to visitors during the Annual Vermont Maple Open House Weekend. Visit their site for dates and details.