Coombs Fact Sheet

History

Coombs Family Farms is a small family farm in Vermont that has produced 100% pure maple since 1840. Since 1988, Coombs Family Farms has also produced certified organic maple syrup. Today, Coombs Family Farms is both a producer and packer of delicious pure maple products, and a champion of other small family farms.

Commitment to Small Family Farming

Coombs Family Farms sources 100% pure organic certified maple from small, independent farmers who share the Coombs commitment to quality, environmental stewardship, and sustainable forestry management.

Coombs Family Farms provides much-needed equipment credit, training, and resources to help other independent small farmers maintain their family farms and livelihood. That’s because Coombs Family Farms is not just committed to the future of small family farms, but also to the future of our forests and the environment.

Environmental Stewardship

Coombs Family Farms is committed not just to the future of small family farms, but also to the future and health of our forests and the environment.

  • No use of pesticides or artificial ingredients
  • 100% certified organic
  • Practices sustainable forestry and sugaring
  • One of the early users and proponents of health spouts

Healthful and All-Natural

Coombs Family Farms maple contains no artificial flavors, preservatives, dyes or other additives or sweeteners—just 100% pure maple.  It is delicious year round in savory and sweet dishes—breakfast, lunch and dinner!

Maple Products

Coombs Family Farms products include certified organic maple syrup, 100% pure maple syrups in various grades (see below) and sizes, pure maple candies, pure maple sugar, and pancake mixes. These can be found in natural product and health food stores, as well as selected supermarkets throughout the United States. Major national brands, such as Ben & Jerry’s, Golden Temple, and Boar’s Head, use Coombs Family Farm maple in their products.

Coombs Family Farms organic maple syrup is available in:

  • Grade A Amber Color Rich Taste
  • Grade A Dark Color Robust Taste

USDA Certified Organic Maple Syrup

Coombs Family Farms 100% organic maple is USDA certified and rigorously tested on a regular basis. Coombs Family Farms never uses pesticides or artificial ingredients and employs sustainable forestry and sugaring practices and was one of the early adopters and proponents of health spouts.

Management

Seventh generation maple farmer Arnold Coombs is General Manager of Coombs Family Farms and Bascom Farms. Under Arnold’s direction, they still work with many of the same maple trees his great, great-grandparents once tapped. Arnold is a former chairman of the Vermont Maple Industry Council.

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