How to Tap a Maple Tree

How to Tap a Maple Tree

Ever wonder how to tap a maple tree? Here's a step-by-step guide that explains all. Now, go find a maple tree.

Arnold Coombs featured in The Boston Globe

Arnold Coombs featured in The Boston Globe

Did you happen to see the feature "Tap Happy" on Arnold Coombs in yesterday's Boston Globe? Seventh-generation maple sugar farmer Arnold Coombs shared "syrupy sweet memories" with writer Nancy Heiser in what proved to be a fun and informative read.

Thomas Jefferson

Here are some fun Presidential Food Facts from Smithsonian.com. John Adams drank beer or hard cider for breakfast, Abraham Lincoln loved gingerbread cookies, and Thomas Jefferson stocked his cellar with maple sugar.

Maple Syrup Season is Here

We've started tapping? The sun is out, the temperatures are up and spirits are high as the conditions continue to improve.

Super Bowl Snacks with Maple

Looking for some great Super Bowl snacks? Here are some recipes that will become your new game day favorites.

More Maple Syrup Industry Memorabilia

We hope you enjoyed the post last month on the culture of maple syrup and would like to share a couple more historic objects from Arnold Coombs maple syrup industry collection.

New England Winter

Temperatures are freezing this week, the snow is falling, and it's winter in New England. Pull on the thermals and lace up the snow boots, pack on the layers, wrap yourself up tight, and head on out.

Maple Syrup Industry Memorabilia

The unique traditions of sugaring in New England have been documented verbally and in written form for decades by producers, home cooks, families, producers, and business persons. Here are a few items from our collection.

Snow and Maple Syrup

Here's a childhood favorite that adults still enjoy!

Cabin Fever

The words "maple syrup" fall so easily in line with words such as breakfast, snow, New England, and cabins. When pouring that golden goodness on your pancakes or waffles (oatmeal or french toast...) does your imagination ever take off to a cabin set back in the woods?

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