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Sustainable Maple Syrup Farming: 5 Points You Should Know

  1. Small family farms, such as the ones making maple syrup, have a lower carbon footprint than industrial agricultural processing plants.
  2. Small family farmers are stewards of their land and they have a vested interest in protecting it, and farming it sustainably.
  3. Money from small family farms is more likely to stay in the local economy than money from industrial agriculture.
  4. Small family farms help to maintain biodiversity and the diversity of our food supply.
  5. Small family farms are generally more involved in and conscientious of the communities in which they operate than industrial agriculture plants.